Fee changes 2021-2023

In December, 2020, we asked our clients and stakeholders for their feedback on proposed fee changes for 2021-2023. This consultation ended on January 31, 2021 and is now closed. We thank all clients and stakeholders for their input as their insights helped us determine how we will structure and implement fee changes.

With client feedback and COVID-19 related recovery indicators in mind, Technical Safety BC plans to implement a 2% general increase, effective May 17, 2021. This increase will not apply to the amusement devices technology as our research indicates that this industry has experienced unparalleled impact due to COVID-19.

Updated fee schedule for 2021-2023

Category Updated fee schedule
Amusement Devices View fee schedule
ASA View fee schedule
Boiler and Pressure Vessel View fee schedule
Compliance and Enforcement View fee schedule
Education View fee schedule
Electrical View fee schedule
Electrical and Gas (Homeowner) View fee schedule
Elevating Devices View fee schedule
Gas View fee schedule
Passenger Ropeways View fee schedule
Railway View fee schedule

What we do with the revenue collected from fees

As a self-funded safety regulator, Technical Safety BC does not receive government funding. We work with industry and stakeholders to administer safety legislation and regulation and oversee the safe installation and operation of technical systems and equipment in BC.

Some examples of what we’ve done in 2020 include:

  • Launching online design registration: Clients can enjoy faster turnaround time for their submissions, easily find the form they need, and track the status of their submissions. Clients can also communicate directly with the responsible engineer.
  • Introducing remote assessments: Per public health guidelines, remote assessments became our primary method of assessment. Together with physical assessments (when needed), we target areas of highest public risk while maximizing efficiency and safety.
  • Educating and supporting building owners: We’re helping building owners better understand their responsibilities, and bringing more awareness to equipment safety hazards.
  • Advancing industry knowledge: Certification programs are up to date with the latest industry safety knowledge and certification exams were made available online.

To learn more about how fees are determined at Technical Safety BC, take a look at our fee guide.

Payment plans

Clients who have been impacted by COVID-19 are supported through our payment plan options. These options may include partial or deferred payments, depending on your situation. Please contact us to learn more.

Questions or comments?

Your feedback is always appreciated. If you have questions or comments, please contact Technical Safety BC’s Stakeholder Engagement team.