Radio Frequency Exposure Limits and Compliance
GL-08 - Guidelines for the Preparation of Radio Frequency (RF) Exposure Compliance Reports for Radiocommunication and Broadcasting Antenna Systems

Industry Canada, through its Spectrum Management and Telecommunications Branch is responsible for the proper deployment of wireless communication systems. In its publication CPC-2-0-03, issue 4 and released in June 2007 it has set out the requirements that proponents and developers of wireless infrastructure have to follow when erecting communication towers, microwave systems, antenna farms and associated equipment. These details are summarized in its Client Procedures Circular also referred to as Radiocommunication and Broadcasting Antenna Systems, effective as of January 1, 2008.

In its section 7.1 Radio Frequency Exposure Limits, Industry Canada emphasizes the need to ensure that all radiating devices (antennas) are installed in accordance with the exposure limits set out in Health Canada's Safety Code 6. This is to ensure that the public as well as RF workers do not suffer any adverse health effects when working near radiating devices.

Safety Code 6, entitled Limits of Human Exposure to Radiofrequency Electromagnetic fields in the Frequency Range from 3 kHz to 300 GHz is a comprehensive document that addresses the effects of none-ionizing radiation on human tissues. This document identifies the safe radiation limits the public can be exposed to. It is the responsibility of the developer of a wireless communication site to ensure that the site meets the requirements of Safety Code 6 and if not, that proper signage is installed.

Alpha-Beta Communications Group, Inc. does Radio Frequency Compliance Reports as required by Industry Canada.  We do the site mapping, calculate the power density in the Near Field and Far Field of the antenna(s) and identify if the installation meets the requirements of Health Canada's Safety Code 6.  For addional information on RF exposure.

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