We oversee the safety of electrical systems across British Columbia in accordance with the Safety Standards Act and the Electrical Safety Regulation. The exception are those municipalities that have separate administrative agreements with the provincial government.
incidents reported to us.
injuries reported to us.
physical assessments (inspections) completed.
The number of Electrical incidents reported to us in 2018 decreased.
There was one injury rated severe in 2018 where a house fire caused a fatality (possibly electrical in nature). There were six rated major.
The number of injuries reported to us in 2018 decreased.
It's important to note that we receive injury reports and descriptions from operators or first responders at the time of, or immediately following, the incident. Injuries may develop after the initial reports were made to us and the long-term effects of a resultant injury may not be recorded as part of our investigation.
In 2018, there were 63,833 electrical installation permits and 9,561 active electrical operating permits.