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Scheduled Maintenance for Online Services

Online Services will be unavailable due to scheduled maintenance from June 21 at 6 pm until June 24 at 8 am.  

Enforcement

Annual State of Safety 2023

Enforcement

Technical Safety BC applies a fair, progressive, and proportionate approach to enforcement action. In some cases, action is taken to mitigate public hazards or to reduce patterns of repeated non-compliant behaviour.

We work with duty holders to reach compliance so they can safely and productively work within the safety system, while upholding our mandate to oversee public safety associated with regulated technical systems and equipment. Learn more about our approach to enforcement.

Enforcement for Compliance and Safety

In 2023, we conducted 590 investigations and 14 regulatory audits related to compliance and enforcement. These investigation activities resulted in 66 compliance orders, 65 warning notices, and one discipline order consideration notice issued. Five monetary penalties were issued, with the highest amount being $29,500. No bonds were called.

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When technical or administrative non-compliances are identified, our first step is often to work with those responsible, helping them understand their obligations and provide a clear pathway to resolution. However, when these interventions don’t achieve the desired result, we may take enforcement action. Learn more about the types of enforcement actions we take and what they mean for businesses and contractors.

Compliance and Enforcement by Technology in 2023
Compliance and Enforcement by Year (2019-2023)

Monetary Penalties in 2023

While legislation empowers us to issue a monetary penalty at any time in the enforcement process, we use our discretion when doing so.

We commonly only issue monetary penalties after warning notices or compliance orders do not secure compliance, or when compliance is breached.

The following monetary penalties were issued in 2023. All of these penalties were issued to those in the gas and electrical industries.

"Our first step is often to work with those responsible, helping them understand their obligations and provide a clear pathway to resolution."

Monetary Penalties in 2023

Duty HolderTechnologyCategoryValue
Wayne Kosolofski d.b.a. Comox Valley ContractingElectricalFailure to comply with compliance orderDaily penalty: $250
Total: $12,000
Structured Cable Systems Ltd.ElectricalFailure to comply with compliance order and performing regulated work without a permit$29,500
Ross Melnick d.b.a. Ark Plumbing & Gas FittingGasFailure to comply with compliance order and performing regulated work without a permit$2,000
David Stevenson d.b.a. DS8 ContractingGasFailure to comply with compliance order and performing regulated work without a permit$26,000
Troy McMillan d.b.a. McMillans Plumbing & HeatingGasFailure to comply with compliance order and performing regulated work without a permit$28,500

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