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Stakeholder Engagement

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Currently, we have four active technology advisory committees including:

Stakeholder engagement for Passenger Ropeways and Amusement Devices is now done via working groups, or other activities.

The Public Safety Advisory Committee meets quarterly to to gather constructive and critical input into how our vision can be realized and provides advice on how public interest in technical safety can be protected and met.

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.

Stakeholder Engagement is an integral component to the work of Technical Safety BC. By involving our stakeholders in identifying safety issues and developing possible solutions, we grow to better understand the needs and expectations of our clients.

Engagement Opportunities

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

TOPIC STATUS

Electrical Technology Advisory Committee: 1 position open for 2019

The Electrical Technology Advisory Committee (ETAC) is looking to fill one, regular member position representing electrical maintenance contractors and/or installers for a 2019-2021 term.

Open

Open – Deadline for applications is December 20, 2018 

Apply now

Elevating Devices Technology Advisory Committee: 2 positions open for 2019

The Elevating Devices Technology Advisory Committee (EDTAC) is looking to fill two, regular member positions representing Class A Elevating Device Manufacturers OR Residential Building Owners for a 2019-2021 term.

Open

Open – Deadline for applications is December 20, 2018 

Apply now

Become a member of an advisory panel

Technical Safety BC is looking for subject matter experts to participate on future advisory panels. An advisory panel is a group of between 8-12 industry representatives brought together on a short term basis to provide guidance and recommendations to Technical Safety BC on a specific issue of interest.

Ongoing

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Railway consultation

Technical Safety BC would like feedback from the railway industry on the Canadian Rail Operating Rules, the Track Safety Rules, and the Safety Management System Regulations.

CLOSED

This consultation closed on November 23, 2018. Results will be posted shortly.

On-site electricity production and storage system connection fee consultation

Technical Safety BC is proposing 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 is intended to lower the fees paid by contractors and consumers choosing to install these types of systems.

CLOSED

This consultation closed on August 17, 2018. Results will be posted shortly.

Review of Canadian Electrical Code, 2018 edition

During 2018, Technical Safety BC will review 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.

CLOSED

This consultation closed on July 30, 2018. Results will be posted shortly. 

Fee consultations

Technical Safety BC proposed changes to our 2018 fee schedules.

CLOSED

Consultation closed on August 8, 2017. A final decision on this issue has been made.

Changes to the Safety Standards Act

Technical Safety BC will propose changes to the Safety Standards Act, the overarching legislation for six of our regulated technologies.

PROPOSED (INITIAL)

Consultation anticipated to start in 2017

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Power engineering consultation

Technical Safety BC consulted on changes affecting the boilers, pressure vessels, and refrigeration industries, including recognition of credentials of internationally trained workers, certificate of qualification renewal, and plant registration.

COMPLETED

Consultation closed on August 13, 2016. Read the results of consultation and the resulting regulation changes.

Certification standardization

Technical Safety BC consulted on certification standardization and enhancements from April to June 2016.

 

COMPLETED

Consultation closed on June 13, 2016. Read the results of consultation.

Amusement devices fee consultation 2017

Technical Safety BC proposed a 2.3% fee increase for amusement devices beginning in 2017.

COMPLETED

Consultation closed on July 31, 2016. A final decision on this issue has been made.

Passenger Ropeways fee consultation 2017

Technical Safety BC proposed a 2.3% fee increase for passenger ropeways beginning in 2017.

COMPLETED

Consultation closed on July 31, 2016. A final decision on this issue has been made.

Alternative Safety Approaches fee changes 2017

Technical Safety BC proposed a 1.8% fee increase for Alternative Safety Approaches beginning in 2017.

COMPLETED

Consultation closed on July 31, 2016. A final decision on this issue has been made.

Railway fee consultation 2016-2017

Technical Safety BC proposed a 10% increase in both 2016 and 2017 to railway fees.

COMPLETED

Consultation period is now closed. A decision on this issue has been made.

Adoption of Canadian Electrical Code, 2015 edition
Technical Safety BC proposed BC-specific amendments to the 2015 edition of the Canadian Electrical Code for adoption into the Electrical Safety Regulation.
COMPLETED

Consultation period is now closed. A decision on this issue has been made.