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Providing Safe Access to IHSC Cooling Towers/Evaporative Condensers
normally on the premises at all times, is acceptable under the workplace safety requirements
of the jurisdiction, and if the nature of the refrigeration equipment is such that it can be safely
serviced in this way.
(c) Roof- and mezzanine-mounted equipment shall be set back 3 m (10 ft) from any edge where a fall
hazard exists, except under the conditions specified in Item (d). If the workplace safety requirements of
the jurisdiction of installation impose a greater setback, those requirements shall apply.
(d) Where roof- and mezzanine-mounted equipment cannot be set back as specified in Item (c), railings
and fall-arrest system attachment points shall be provided in accordance with the workplace safety
requirements of the jurisdiction of installation.*

When replacing a cooling tower or
evaporative condenser, ask for the OEM
accessory kit to be included in quotations,
or consider purchasing appropriate mobile
lifting devices such as articulating booms
for access.
When existing HVAC equipment lacks
staircases, ladders, and platforms with
railings, consider the following options:
*	Determine if the original equipment
manufacturer can supply an access kit
for the existing equipment.
*	Build	engineered	field-fabricated	
access and work platforms.
*	Purchase an appropriate mobile lifting
device such as an articulating boom.

Maintenance
Cooling towers and evaporative condensers require regular maintenance. Performing that
maintenance requires access to areas of the equipment that may pose a fall hazard. Providing for
safe access to conduct regular maintenance activities such as cleaning, motor maintenance, belt
inspections, lubrication, and other service work will facilitate faster service calls and increase the
likelihood of service being conducted regularly. Regular service will improve the performance of
the unit and reduce the potential for serious health hazards such as legionellosis. In addition to
improving the efficiency of the unit's operation, these measures will ensure compliance with the
CSA B52-13, protect the worker, and protect building owners and facility managers from violations
of the Occupational Health and Safety Act.
*With the permission of the Canadian Standards Association (operating as CSA Group), material is reproduced from CSA Group standard B52-13,
Mechanical refrigeration code, which is copyrighted by CSA Group, 178 Rexdale Blvd., Toronto, ON, M9W1R3. This material is not the complete
and official position of CSA Group on the referenced subject, which is represented solely by the standard in its entirety. While use of the material
has been authorized, CSA Group is not responsible for the manner in which the data is presented, nor for any interpretations thereof. For more
information or to purchase standards from CSA Group, please visit http://shop.csa.ca/ or call 1-800-463-6727.

A publication of the Refrigeration Trade Labour-Management Health and Safety
Committee in partnership with the Infrastructure Health & Safety Association
May 2017
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Facility Forum - Fall 2017

ORFA Regional Training
Heritage Highlight: Varsity Arena – University of Toronto
Cemeterian: The Operation and Preservation of Cemeteries in Ontario and the Importance of Cemetery Care and Maintenance Trust Fund/Accounts
Technical Support Renewed
ORFA Professional Designations
Energy Champion – Taking Action
Providing Safe Access to IHSC Cooling Towers/Evaporative Condensers
Electrical Hazards: The Importance of Lock-Out/Tag-Out
Slip and Fall Outside of a Community Centre
Winds of Change
Recreation Facilities Asset Management
Member Profile – Kevin Gale, CIT, RRFS Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury
Safe Ice Resurfacer Operations Online
ACC Facility Post-Season Scheduling Challenges
Index of Advertisers
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Facility Forum - Fall 2017 - ORFA Regional Training
Facility Forum - Fall 2017 - Heritage Highlight: Varsity Arena – University of Toronto
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Facility Forum - Fall 2017 - Cemeterian: The Operation and Preservation of Cemeteries in Ontario and the Importance of Cemetery Care and Maintenance Trust Fund/Accounts
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Facility Forum - Fall 2017 - Technical Support Renewed
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Facility Forum - Fall 2017 - ORFA Professional Designations
Facility Forum - Fall 2017 - Energy Champion – Taking Action
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Facility Forum - Fall 2017 - Providing Safe Access to IHSC Cooling Towers/Evaporative Condensers
Facility Forum - Fall 2017 - 23
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Facility Forum - Fall 2017 - Electrical Hazards: The Importance of Lock-Out/Tag-Out
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Facility Forum - Fall 2017 - Slip and Fall Outside of a Community Centre
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Facility Forum - Fall 2017 - Winds of Change
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Facility Forum - Fall 2017 - Recreation Facilities Asset Management
Facility Forum - Fall 2017 - Member Profile – Kevin Gale, CIT, RRFS Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury
Facility Forum - Fall 2017 - 38
Facility Forum - Fall 2017 - 39
Facility Forum - Fall 2017 - Safe Ice Resurfacer Operations Online
Facility Forum - Fall 2017 - ACC Facility Post-Season Scheduling Challenges
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