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State of Safety 2017 - Scope of Regulated Work

The volume of installation and operating permits issued and the number of management plans provide an indication of the amount of regulated work being conducted within the safety system.

Note: Alternative Safety Approaches (ASAs) are not operating permits, but have similar characteristics. In 2017, there were 11 Safety Management Plans and 33 Equivalent Standard Approaches. See the ASA section for details.


Permits are the prime way to connect with the safety system. The total number of installation permits and operating permits grew once again in 2017. This can largely be attributed to the continued boom in housing construction in the Lower Mainland. As well, we introduced new service offerings through our enhanced online services which help our clients transact more easily, including from mobile devices. We attribute some of the increase in permits to the roll out of these enhanced online services and its associated awareness campaign.