An unknown number of Canadian communications towers currently utilize fall protection systems that no longer have CSA-compliant compatible fall arrestors and vertical rigid rails, resulting in a potentially hazardous situation for tower climbers. As a result, workers are required to utilize the double-hook climbing method to access those towers, leading to reduced efficiency and increased exposure to a potential fall hazard created by human error.

Canadian tower owners are seeking to identify each occurrence of such non-compliant fall protection systems located on towers within their inventories. Tower contractors are being asked to help identify sites at which non-compliant fall protection systems are installed, and to report any such sites to the appropriate site owner directly.

The following tables provides recommended contacts for this program at participating Canadian tower owners and other related companies.

Company Name

Primary Contact

Secondary Contact

Bell Mobility

Dave Ramdeane

Canadian Coast Guard

CBC/Radio-Canada

Local Transmission Operations Supervisor

Eastlink

Greg Leonard

Freedom Mobile

Kevin Free

Northwestel

Bradley Collicott

Rogers

Site Technician/NOC

Asma Arefeen

SBA Canada

Regional Site Manager/NOC

Serge Charron

Shaw

Kevin Free

Tbaytel

Wireless Network Engineering

TELUS

Site Technician/NOC

Trylon

Devin Finnigan
519-669-5421 x1251

Blake Niemi
519-669-5421 x1265

TVA

Denis Darveau

Vidéotron

Denis Darveau

Please note that this table will be updated routinely as new information is made available. For questions or comments – or to provided an updated contact at your company – please contact info@stacouncil.ca