Refrigeration maintenance guideline consultation

Status: Closed

Following the release of the Fernie Incident Investigation Report Technical Safety BC developed a new industry maintenance guideline to support facility owners and refrigeration professionals with implementing the report recommendations. 

Proposal details

Technical Safety BC collected feedback on a new maintenance guideline, which was created to help industry improve practices and programs around equipment integrity planning and safety management at refrigeration facilities. 

We received input on:

  • Technical accuracy 
  • Clarity of information 
  • Applicability of the guideline to various types of operations
  • Recommendations on how we could most effectively implement the guideline
  • Recommendations on any specific resources that the facilities would find useful in adopting the guideline (e.g. checklists, education, etc.)
  • Challenges facilities would be facing with adopting the guideline

The draft document is now being updated according to the feedback received: maintenance guideline document 

Provide feedback

This consultation is now closed. A summary will be posted in the coming weeks. 

Consultation summary

This consultation closed on October 31, 2019. 


Information about the decisions made and next steps will be posted here when available.

Additional resources

Fernie Ammonia Release Incident Investigation Report – Findings and Recommendations


Please contact Technical Safety BC’s Stakeholder Engagement team at 


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