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.
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.
Ammonia Risk Prevention Group Members
|Eamon McGinley||City of Vancouver|
|Geoff Chesterton||Recreation Facility Association of BC|
|Ron Booth||City of Westminster|
|Ron Dietrich||Recreation Facility Association of BC & Westshore Recreation|
|Steve Napper||City of Delta|
|Willa Thorpe||City of Port Alberni||Terry Welsh||Recreation 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.
Amusement Program Re-Design Members
|Craig Work||Herold Engineering Ltd.|
|Dave Horton||Ness Lake Bible Camp|
|David Green||City of Fort St. John|
|David Rose||City of Burnaby|
|David Wells||Auton Engineering|
|Elliott Harder||Ness Lake Bible Camp|
|Eric Sambell||FlyOver Attractions|
|Garnett Pawliw||Vancouver Partyworks|
|Jamie Stevens||Jamie’s Millwright Service Inc.|
|Juan P Goula||YMCA of Greater Vancouver|
|Kristen Hyodo||Sasamat Outdoor Centre|
|Lindsay Kenny||Village of Fruitvale|
|Paul Chatterton||BC Camps Association|
|Ron Betts||Chase Canyon Eco- Adventures Ltd.; DBA Treetop Flyers Zipline|
|Ron Dietrich||Westshore Parks and Recreation|
|Ross Muirhead||Inter-Mtn. Testing Ltd.|
|Stacey Miranda||City of Williams Lake|
|Vanessa Cumming||City 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.
Trampoline Court Members
|Michael Marti||Extreme Air|
|Alex Campbell (Owner/ operator), Luke Schuler (managing partner)||Flying Squirrel|
|Luke Shaheen||Apex 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.
Chairlift Safety Group Members
|Bob Bell||Canada West Ski Areas Association (CWSAA) and Selkirk College|
|Brandon Misener||Hudson Bay Mountain Village|
|Craig Bolt||Kaerus Group|
|Dale Logan||Mount Washington Alpine Resort|
|Dean Roberts||Sun Peaks Ski Resort|
|Duncan Currie||Sun Peaks Ski Resort|
|Eric Bobert||Big White Ski Resort|
|Jeff Chandler||Canadian Association of Snowboard Instructors (CASI)|
|Jesse Crawford||Mount Washington Alpine Resort|
|Layne Marrett||Mount Washington Alpine Resort|
|Martin Randell||SilverStar Mountain Resort|
|Mike Manara||Mount Washington Alpine Resort|
|Mike St. Eve||Vail Resorts (Whistler Blackcomb)|
|Nathan Dorward||Revelstoke Mountain Resort|
|Perry Schmunk||Canadian Ski Instructors’ Alliance (CSIA)|
|Shawn Whitty||Apex 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.
P4 Group Members
|Doug Cordero||Slope Side Mechanical|
|Carmen DeGoey||Camosun College|
|Jon Fairbrother||Prime Engineering|
|Oskar Kwieton||Shape Property Management|
|Shawne McCorkell||Houle Electric|
|Sandra LeNoble||RAM Mechanical|
|Richard Mathews||District of Squamish|
|Clayton Mullen||University of British Columbia|
|Sue Edmondson||TK Elevators|
|Matt McInnis||Electrical 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.