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Message from
Chair of the Board

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George Abbott, Chair of the Board

George Abbott
Chair of the Board

"I have observed Technical Safety BC’s continual pursuit of building a safer British Columbia by identifying and addressing hazards, and providing the tools, knowledge and impetus to reduce incidents and injuries by improving safety-minded decision making."

Technical Safety BC has been well served by the calibre of our Board of Directors over the years. Good governance sets a culture and tone for an organization and this is a deliberate and important part of strategy.

I am delighted to welcome Ivan Limpright, Judy Cavanagh, Angela Wesley, Ken Tourand, and Jeremy Coughlin as our newest Board Directors, and to welcome Neil Cumming for a second term; and, I am excited for their contributions as we work together to advance technical safety in British Columbia. I extend my appreciation to Brenda Eaton, Geordie Henderson, Ian Banks and Doug Scott, whose terms ended in 2019, for their contributions to safety and good governance.

I have observed Technical Safety BC’s continual pursuit of building a safer British Columbia by identifying and addressing hazards, and providing the tools, knowledge and impetus to reduce incidents and injuries by improving safety-minded decision making. With advances in digital technology in the built environment, the introduction and adoption of digital tools are growing rapidly. Technical Safety BC has responded to this transformation by embracing new technologies, introducing new digital systems, and improving access to data.

In addition to ongoing work across all technical systems in 2019, Technical Safety BC undertook an evaluation of emerging risks in trampoline parks and other amusement rides and devices. With several high profile ammonia release incidents, we continued to work with industry to bring a higher level of risk management and stronger maintenance practices, while advocating nationally for renewed focus on this area of significant public risk.

I want to acknowledge the organization’s efforts to engage with clients, stakeholders, and the public to deliver services through increased communication, relevant information and data products that increase their participation in the safety system.

George Abbott
Chair of the Board

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for further details of Technical Safety BC’s activities and achievements in 2019, the Management Discussion and Analysis, and Independent Auditor’s Report

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