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118,600

OPERATING PERMITS

119,521

INSTALLATION PERMITS

431

COMPLIANCE AND ENFORCEMENT ACTIONS

121

CLIENT EDUCATION EVENTS

50,658

AS-FOUND HAZARD ASSESSMENTS*
*Excluding those marked N/A or no rating

 

50,843

COMPLIANCE ASSESSMENTS

3

ISSUE-SPECIFIC CONSULTATIONS

26,080

TECHNOLOGY NEWSLETTER SUBSCRIBERS

68

INCIDENT INVESTIGATIONS COMPLETED

61

REGULATORY INSTRUMENTS AND AMENDMENTS ISSUED

2,846

NEW CERTIFICATES OF QUALIFICATION ISSUED

991

NEW LICENSES ISSUED

Understanding & Managing Safety Risk

Technical Safety BC collects a wide range of data to help understand safety risks in British Columbia. While the number of incidents each year gives a sense of how safely work is being performed and helps identify trends, this information reflects just a part of the bigger picture. Here, we provide an overview of our safety oversight in 2017 and our network of efforts in the oversight of the Safety Standards Act.  

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Understanding Safety Risk

Injuries

Injuries reported as a result of incidents are an important indicator of impacts experienced from hazards inherent to the operation of regulated equipment. Learn more

Incidents

Technical Safety BC investigates many incidents to gain an understanding of safety hazards in BC and what actions can be taken to manage those hazards. Learn more

Permits

Technical Safety BC's oversight is based largely on permits issued for regulated work and equipment as well as certificates and licences issued to those performing regulated work. Learn more

Assessments

Technical Safety BC assesses regulated activities within the safety system to evaluate and enforce duty holders' obligations under the Safety Standards Act and regulations. Learn more

Managing Safety Risks

Stakeholder Engagement

Technical Safety BC is committed to bringing clients and stakeholders into processes that build and refine the safety system, and we design our stakeholder engagement programs to accomplish this goal. Learn more 

Client Education

Technical Safety BC facilitates learning that leads to safety by sharing knowledge of hazards, safety best practices, and changes to industry regulations or standards. Learn more 

Media Relations and Communications

Technical Safety BC handles media requests and issues proactive media releases to warn of specific hazards, advise the public of steps they can take to reduce their risk of injury, and provide comment and context to safety issues of interest to the media. Learn more

Licensing and Certification

Technical Safety BC issues licences to businesses that perform regulated work. Technical Safety BC also issues certificates of qualification to individuals who demonstrate a required level of knowledge and experience. Learn more

Compliance and Enforcement

Technical Safety BC compels compliance with the Safety Standards Act when safety hazards are found, when individuals have resisted attempts to make their work or equipment compliant, or when individual choose to operate outside the safety system. Learn more

Regulatory Instruments and Amendments

Technical Safety BC uses regulatory instruments to assist with the administration of the Safety Standards Act and the Railway Safety Act. We also work with the Province of British Columbia to amend the acts and regulations. Learn more 

Code and Standard Development

Technical Safety BC employees participate with and lead many technical code and standard developments. Learn more