Safety Code 6 Compliance

​​​​​​​Planetworks offers the highly specialized Safety Code 6 (SC6) certification to Health Canada specification as part of its wireless systems engineering portfolio.

What is Safety Code 6?

This is the Code which defines safe limits for the safe exposure of humans to radio frequency emissions by Health Canada (HC). With SC6, HC specifies safe limits for continuous exposure to non-ionizing radiation emitted from cell phones, WiFi systems, computers, radio antennas and other electronic equipment. As long as the radio emissions are lower than these limits, people are generally safe from harmful effects. Health Canada’s SC6 2015 specification is now among the most conservative specifications for radio emission exposure in the world.

Since 2000, our team of radio engineers have supplied SC6 certifications as part of the Industry Canada radio licensing processes using traditional calculation processes.

However, since 2008, Planetworks has been one of only a few firms in Canada that offer a far more accurate measurement certification using specialized Industry Canada certified test equipment, and measure radio frequency (RF) emissions on site. We measure roof-tops, towers, buildings, vehicles, radio equipment, and virtually any other place where RF emissions are known to exist and/or may be potentially hazardous to people.

For our clients, the biggest advantages of testing emissions on site over calculation are cost savings and the collection of accurate data. Our methodology offers clients significant cost savings due to the reduction of time required for preparatory work, the ability to procure highly accurate test results with minimal testing sessions, and the reduced time required to collect and model emission data for final reports.

Our SC6 clientele is varied and includes carriers, mobile radio operators, cities, school districts, universities and institutions, health authorities, transit authorities, landlords and commercial property managers and owners.

Who should conduct SC6 certifications?

In any circumstance where there is a question of someone at risk for a RF safety hazard in a controlled environment (such as a restricted rooftop, or in a public area) it is imperative that the safety risk be assessed by an accredited professional engineer with SC6 knowledge and testing expertise.

Contact us today to find out more about radio frequency safety and SC6 compliance and certification for your business or organization.

Technologies of Expertise


NBM-550 delivers extremely accurate results for electromagnetic field strength measurements. NBM-550 handles applications from a few Hertz through to long wave and on up to high frequency microwave radiation using a selection of interchangeable probes for electric and magnetic fields.

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