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Technology

Electrical

 

Overview

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.

 

 

Key Statistics


 

47

incidents reported to us.

7

injuries reported to us.

27,108

physical assessments (inspections) completed.


 


 

Incidents

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.

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Injuries

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.

Permits

In 2018, there were 63,833 electrical installation permits and 9,561 active electrical operating permits. 

Inspections

Technical Safety BC safety officers completed 27,108 physical assessments (inspections) of electrical equipment in 2018. Those assessments are rated as follows:

Note: Unlike some other technologies we regulate, Electrical does not have a Conditional Pass category. 

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