Stakeholder Engagement is about listening to those outside our organisation who are directly impacted by our activities and working with them on safety processes, ideas, innovations and improvements. Standing advisory committees and groups provide Technical Safety BC with regular access to industry insight that can influence decision making on core priorities and projects.

The Safety Standards Administrators’ Group, made up of Technical Safety BC and the local government representatives, meets three times a year in an effort to share information on municipal accomplishments and discuss ways to align responses to regulatory matters regarding gas and electrical work.

For more information on which municipalities administer the Safety Standards Act visit our Jurisdiction Information page.

We work closely with industry stakeholders, associations, and communities so they can help us identify safety issues and develop possible solutions. By working together, we are better able to understand and respond to our clients' needs and expectations.

Engagement Opportunities

Information on ongoing or closed consultations from the past three years are provided on this page. For documentation on consultations older than three years, email engage@technicalsafetybc.ca.

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Refrigeration maintenance guideline consultation

Technical Safety BC consulted with industry experts on a maintenance guidelines document being drafted to help support ammonia refrigeration facilities with equipment integrity planning and safety management.

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Consultation on changes for advertising and registry

Technical Safety BC gathered feedback on two proposals related to advertising regulated work and removing records of compliance and enforcement actions from the registry.

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Amusement rides and devices proposed regulatory changes

Technical Safety BC will submit a Request for Amendment to the provincial government by December 31, 2019 which will include a summary of the input received through consultation.

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New pressure welder program and proposed fees

Technical Safety BC's pressure welder program introduces certificates of qualification and contractor licences beginning December 3, 2019. 

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Trampoline Parks Potential Regulation Engagement

Technical Safety BC has made a recommendation to the Government of British Columbia that trampoline parks be regulated. Our recommendation has been formulated based on research into available codes and standards, as well as our consultation with the public, industry experts, operators, owners, and patrons of trampoline parks. 

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Boiler plant operating permit fee consultation

We requested industry input on proposed fees for registering and renewing boiler plant operating permits.

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Railway consultation

We sought feedback from the railway industry on the Canadian Rail Operating Rules, the Track Safety Rules, and the Safety Management System Regulations.

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On-site electricity production and storage system connection fee consultation

We proposed a new, lower-priced category of electrical installation permit fees for interconnection equipment such as transfer switches, combiners, and inverters that connect to systems which produce and store electricity to be used on site. The proposal was intended to lower the fees paid by contractors and consumers choosing to install these types of systems.

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Review of Canadian Electrical Code, 2018 edition

During 2018, we reviewed the 2018 Canadian Electrical Code (CEC) to assess the impact of the code changes in the province of BC and will make recommendations to the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing on its suitability for adoption in the province of BC.

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Changes to the Elevating Devices Safety Regulation

We consulted on the 2016 edition of the ASME A17.1/CSA B44 Safety Code for Elevators and Escalators, including maintenance control programs and specific intervals for safety system test programs and escalator test programs, and the definition of supervision of mechanics-in-training in the Elevating Devices Safety Regulation.

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Electrical FSR certification fees

We consulted on fees for certificate renewals for electrical field safety representatives.

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Fee consultations

We proposed changes to our 2018 fee schedules.

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