Amusement devices assessments at Technical Safety BC

Technical Safety BC performs acceptance assessments (inspections) on amusement devices as part of the installation permit, as well as assessments when deemed necessary to the safety system. These assessments can include remote or physical inspections. 

If you plan to operate an amusement device, you should request an acceptance inspection from Technical Safety BC. We will assign a safety officer to you and will require an acceptance test and a visual inspection before you can begin operating the device.

To support the remote assessment process you will be requested to provide specific evidence that clearly demonstrates that your amusement device meets the requirements of the Act, Regulation, and the CSA Z267-00 Safety Standard. Types of evidence that may be requested include, but are not limited to:

  • Photo or videos logs (time-stamped when necessary)
  • Live video conferencing
  • Documentation (PDFs, Word), including pre-operation inspection checklist declarations for: 
    • Inflatables 
    • Major/kiddie rides
    • Train rides
    • Waterslides
    • Ziplines
       

Resuming operations
 

If you are preparing to resume operations, please complete and submit the pre-operation inspection checklist declarations mentioned above to your local safety officer before resuming operations. Once your remote inspection has been completed, you will be issued a certificate of inspection.

Any questions? Email us with the subject line “Remote assessments”.

 

Fees for remote assessment
 

Remote assessment requests will continue to be processed as per the current procedure, and upon completion and receipt of the certificate of inspection you will be invoiced according to the Amusement Devices Fee Schedule. For more information about remote assessments, contact our amusement devices team.
 

Non-Compliances
 

If you recently had an inspection of your amusement device equipment that identified non-compliances, you must confirm that you have taken action to rectify the situation by completing an Amusement Device Confirmation of Correction of Non-Compliances Form 1000. Please email us the completed form. 
 

2020 Inspection Fees

Safety Services Hourly Rates (excludes GST):

  • Weekdays (8am to 4:30pm) - $173/hr
    • Physical inspections, minimum 1 hour
    • Remote inspections, minimum 30 mins; charged at 30 minute increments
  • Overtime - $261/hr
  • Weekends & Holidays - $348/hr