Changes to Canadian Electrical Code

Effective March 4, 2025, a new version of the Canadian Electrical Code will be adopted in BC. Learn more about the changes and our timeline for transition.  

Changes to Canadian Electrical Code

Effective March 4, 2025, a new version of the Canadian Electrical Code will be adopted in BC. Learn more about the changes and our timeline for transition.  

Advisory Groups and Committees

Annual State of Safety 2022

Industry Experts

Technical Safety BC engages panels of industry experts who volunteer their time to provide input and recommendations on topic-specific issues related to the design, implementation and evaluation of safety policy and regulation, service design, and technical safety programs.

A very special thank you to the following experts for working with us to improve safety across BC in 2022.

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Ammonia Risk Prevention Working Group

Purpose: To manage aspects of the ammonia release technical risk through a tailored behavioural-based intervention program to improve safety and prevent incidents, and to evaluate the effectiveness of the program in influencing industry change and safety outcomes.

NameCompany
Eamon McGinleyCity of Vancouver
Geoff ChestertonRecreation Facility Association of BC
Gordon HarknessWorkSafeBC
Kimberly DennisCurlBC
Norman ScottCurlBC
Percy ChuaWorkSafeBC
Ron BoothCity of Westminster
Ron DietrichRecreation Facility Association of BC & Westshore Recreation
Steve NapperCity of Delta
Willa ThorpeCity of Port Alberni
Terry WelshRecreation Facility Association of BC

Amusement Program Re-Design Advisory Group

Purpose: To allow members to engage in deeper conversations on the proposed amusement rides and devices program redesign. This group presents an opportunity for industry members to provide input on implementation details and discuss how Technical Safety BC can support the amusement industry.

NameCompany
Craig WorkHerold Engineering Ltd.
Dave HortonNess Lake Bible Camp
David GreenCity of Fort St. John
David RoseCity of Burnaby
David WellsAuton Engineering
Elliott HarderNess Lake Bible Camp
Eric SambellFlyOver Attractions
Garnett PawliwVancouver Partyworks
Jamie StevensJamie’s Millwright Service Inc.
Jim GibsonPat-T-Perfect
Juan P GoulaYMCA of Greater Vancouver
Kristen HyodoSasamat Outdoor Centre
Lindsay KennyVillage of Fruitvale
Paul BurgessPNE
Paul ChattertonBC Camps Association
Ron BettsChase Canyon Eco- Adventures Ltd.; DBA Treetop Flyers Zipline
Ron DietrichWestshore Parks and Recreation
Ross MuirheadInter-Mtn. Testing Ltd.
Stacey MirandaCity of Williams Lake
Todd MantonKMZ
Vanessa CummingCity of Fort St. John

Amusement - Trampoline Court Forum

Purpose: To build relationships & discuss various topics to prepare the industry and onboard new clients to the new Amusement Regulations. This group was prioritized in 2022 as we anticipate they will be the first group onboarded upon Regulations coming into effect. Additionally, this group has never been regulated before.

NameCompany
Michael MartiExtreme Air
Rodney WilsonAirhouse
Alex Campbell (Owner/ operator), Luke Schuler (managing partner) Flying Squirrel
Luke ShaheenApex Trampoline Park

Chairlift Safety Advisory Group

Purpose: To discuss risk mitigation strategies for falls from carriers by brainstorming, co-creating, and testing potential solutions with group members. In addition, understand the behavioural, structural, and environmental causes of falls from carriers and misloads/misunloads through discussion and data collection. Finally, build and strengthen relationships with the passenger ropeways industry.

NameCompany
Bob BellCanada West Ski Areas Association (CWSAA) and Selkirk College
Brandon MisenerHudson Bay Mountain Village
Brent CarmichaelDoppelmayr
Craig BoltKaerus Group
Dale LoganMount Washington Alpine Resort
Dean RobertsSun Peaks Ski Resort
Duncan CurrieSun Peaks Ski Resort
Eric BobertBig White Ski Resort
Jeff ChandlerCanadian Association of Snowboard Instructors (CASI)
Jesse CrawfordMount Washington Alpine Resort
Layne MarrettMount Washington Alpine Resort
Martin RandellSilverStar Mountain Resort
Mike ManaraMount Washington Alpine Resort
Mike St. EveVail Resorts (Whistler Blackcomb)
Nathan DorwardRevelstoke Mountain Resort
Perry SchmunkCanadian Ski Instructors’ Alliance (CSIA)
Shawn WhittyApex Mountain Resort

Business Transformation (P4) Advisory Group

Purpose: To consult with industry professionals and validate client journeys, pain points and optimal process, as well as evaluate proposals regarding iteration of our information technology systems of communication with the safety system in BC.

NameCompany
Doug CorderoSlope Side Mechanical
Carmen DeGoeyCamosun College
Jon FairbrotherPrime Engineering
Oskar KwietonShape Property Management
Shawne McCorkellHoule Electric
Sandra LeNobleRAM Mechanical
Richard MathewsDistrict of Squamish
Clayton Mullen University of British Columbia
Dale RisvoldCanem
Sue EdmondsonTK Elevators
Matt McInnisElectrical Contractors Association of British Columbia

Climate Action Engagement Contributions

In June 2022, we hosted a Climate Safety Summit attended by 150 safety partners from across the province, who provided valuable feedback on our climate hazard inventory to identify technical vulnerabilities and safety hazards that may result during extreme weather events. In November, we shared preliminary findings with 90 clients through two webinar sessions and gathered further insights into the needs of the industry.

 

Engage Site, Survey, Focus Group, and Interview

Technical Safety BC would like to thank all individual contributors to our online Engage portal at engage.technicalsafetybc.ca, as well as to survey respondents and those who participated in interviews with us, for their direct feedback to all of our active projects and inquiries. Safety is a shared responsibility, and the knowledge of BC’s experts and industry professionals is an invaluable resource.

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