UPDATE on WIFI: Dear Parents/Guardians,
During May 2018 ComReg engineers spent 4 days in St Brigids investigating a complaint that was made to them regarding the safety of our WiFi system. They measured the output from every router in the school and even sent one router out for external independent testing.
We have just recently received their report and the good news is that they found that we are fully compliant with all relevant regulations and legislation. They didn’t find any evidence of “chronic” or “excessive” WiFi as has been alleged previously. In summary, they stated that:
“The 23 routers were found to be compliant for the purposes of the RED and to be otherwise lawfully installed and operated and ComReg, following its assessment, does not consider that any further action is warranted”.
The RED is the Radio Equipment Directive which is an EU directive that defines the essential requirements of radio equipment for safety and health, electromagnetic compatibility, and the efficient use of the radio spectrum. This directive was transposed into Irish Law in the European Union (Radio Equipment) Regulations (2017).
I have attached the introduction of the ComReg report which contains the most relevant information for parents and a picture of the equipment they used. The entire report is approx 250 pages long and a copy is available in the office for anyone wishing to read it in its entirety.
The complaint to ComReg is only one of many complaints made by this individual about the WiFi. Complaints have been made to other State Agencies, Government Departments, Government Ministers, politicians and even the Archbishop of Dublin. The Board must deal with each complaint and unfortunately this takes a significant amount of time – time that could be far better spent supporting the teaching and learning in the school and making St Brigids a better place for all.
I will keep you informed of any further developments.