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Compliance & Enforcement

 

Overview

When non-compliances are identified, our first step is often to work with duty holders to help them understand their obligations, and provide them with a clear pathway to resolution. However, when these interventions don't achieve the desired result, Technical Safety BC may take enforcement action to achieve compliance.

 

 

Key Statistics


 

$36,000

highest monetary penalty issued in 2018.

310

compliance orders issued due to risk of personal injury or property damage.

8

compliance audits undertaken in 2018.


 


 

2018 Activities

In 2018, we took 545 compliance and enforcement actions -- a 27% increase over 2017. This reflects the increased resources we have dedicated to this activity, and investments in data analytics and assessment tools to allow us to better find non-compliant work.

Click on 2018 to view details of compliance and enforcement activity by technology. 

Activities detailed are:

 

Monetary Penalties 

Note: Of the 30 Monetary Penalties listed in the above chart, 5 were under appeal at the time of data collection so not reflected in this table.

DUTY HOLDER TECHNOLOGY CATEGORY VALUE
Vitrium Industries Ltd.  Electrical Failure to comply with a compliance order $36,000
All Seasons Mushrooms Inc. Boiler & Pressure Vessels Failure to comply with a compliance order $12,000
Xiafang Zhou Gas Failure to comply with a compliance order $12,000
BMB Signs Ltd.  Electrical Failure to comply with a compliance order $10,000
PML Professional Mechanical Ltd. Electrical Failure to comply with a compliance order $8,000
Simply Green Home Services (BC) Inc.  Electrical Failure to comply with a compliance order $8,000
Four Brothers Plumbing and Drainage Inc.  Gas Failure to comply with a compliance order $8,000
Richard D. Motruk d.b.a. Aquarius Metal Fabricators Inc. Gas Failure to comply with a compliance order $7,000
Jot Mechanical Ltd. Gas Failure to comply with a compliance order $7,000
Rahelu Plumbing & Heating Ltd.  Gas Failure to comply with a compliance order $7,000
Farid Gilanikecheh Gas Failure to comply with a compliance order $6,000
Trotter and Morton Building Technologies Inc.  Refrigeration Failure to comply with a compliance order $5,500
Glen Bilen d.b.a. Bilen Electric Inc.  Electrical  Failure to comply with a compliance order $5,500
Travis Molison d.b.a. Haven Contracting Electrical Failure to comply with a compliance order $5,500
British Columbia Rapid Transit Company Ltd.  Elevating Devices Failure to comply with a safety order $5,000
Gateway Mechanical Systems Inc. Boiler & Pressure Vessel Failure to comply with a compliance order $4,000
593082 B.C. Ltd. d.b.a. Barry's Plumbing Gas Failure to comply with a compliance order $3,000
Wendell Massey d.b.a. Central Refrigeration Multiple Technology Failure to comply with a compliance order $3,000
Cobing Building Solutions Ltd. Electrical Performing regulated work without required permit $3,000
Michael Sallenback Gas Failure to comply with a compliance order $3,000
Haakon Industries (Canada) Ltd.  Boiler & Pressure Vessel Failure to comply with a compliance order $3,000
David Evanson d.b.a. Evanston Electric Electrical Failure to comply with a compliance order $2,500
Action Plumbing and Heating Inc.  Gas Failure to comply with a compliance order $2,000
James Miller d.b.a. Citysquared Communications Electrical Failure to comply with a compliance order $2,000
Erzsebet Kapas Gas Failure to comply with a compliance order $1,500