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Trends in Safety

Permits

 

Overview

We issue installation and operating permits to contractors and homeowners to ensure work is being done correctly and to connect them to the safety system. The data collected helps us track where regulated work is being done and by whom, should compliance and enforcement action be needed to correct unsafe work.

 

 

Key Statistics


 

129,539 

new installation permits issued to clients in 2018.

94,372 

active operating permits in 2018.

+15.8%

increase in commercial permits, particularly electrical and gas.


 


 

Installation Permits

Installation permits are required in British Columbia by anyone installing equipment regulated under the Safety Standards General Regulation (B.C. Reg. 105/2004)

Click on 2018 to view the number of installation permits issued by technology.

Note: In 2018 we changed the methodology we use to count permits. Prior year results have been adjusted to align with this method. 

 

 

Operating Permits

Operating permits are required in British Columbia by anyone operating or maintaining specific types of equipment that fall within the requirements of the Safety Standards General Regulation (B.C. Reg. 105/2004)

Click on 2018 to view the number of installation permits issued by technology.

Note: In 2018 we changed the methodology we use to count permits. Prior year results have been adjusted to align with this method. 

 

Do I need a permit? 
 

Permits are typically required prior to installing, operating, or maintaining regulated equipment.