Technical Safety BC is an essential service and we’re committed to doing everything we can to ensure the safety of our clients, stakeholders, and employees during the spread of COVID-19.

Service update:

Our offices are temporarily closed, however, we can serve you by:

Remote assessments

To continue operations in compliance with the recommendations made by the BC Government and health experts, we will now be conducting assessments remotely, rather than in-person. At this time, physical assessments will only be conducted when we determine them to be critical to the safety system.

As partners in the safety system, we are asking for your support in this new approach to remote assessments by:

  • sending us the required documents, photos, and videos that will be requested by your local safety officers; and
  • actively responding to phone calls and emails.

For further details on how remote assessments will be carried out for specific technologies, please see the FAQ pages. If you have any questions, please contact us at contact@technicalsafetybc.ca.

ASME Authorized Inspection Agency (AIA)

We are continuing to provide physical ASME AIA manufacturing shop inspections. For any ASME manufacturing shop or authorized inspection questions, please email AIAProgram@technicalsafetybc.ca.

Surety bonds

In order to not disrupt the issuance of electrical and gas contractor licenses,Technical Safety BC will accept electronic bonds directly from the insurance broker with an assurance that the original will follow within 90 days.

Requirements at temporary medical facilities

Technical Safety BC will provide oversight of regulated equipment and work to facilitate a safe transition to to accommodate hospital overflow or extended healthcare relocation. Read more.

CERTIFICATION EXAMS AND CODE COURSES 

All in-person exams and code courses have been postponed. 

If your exam was postponed, you will be automatically added to a wait list in the order that you were scheduled. We will reschedule your exam or invigilated session at no charge. You can still apply for an exam and we will add you to the wait list once payment is received. Any questions about exams, please call 1 866 566 7233 or email contact@technicalsafetybc.ca.

We offer the 2018 Electrical Code Change course as well as the B44-16 Elevating Code course online. Any questions about learning sessions, please email learning@technicalsafetybc.ca.

Safety is a shared responsibility:

  • Please be reminded that if you own, operate or maintain technical systems and equipment, you are obligated to continue to meet all regulatory requirements for public safety.
  • Safety officers are continuing to perform safety critical assessments as per our mandate, either remotely or in person.
  • If your facility is closing or service is disrupted, please ensure that you follow safety protocols for equipment shut-downs and supervision.

Please reach out if you are unable to meet regulatory responsibilities under the Act, Regulation, and codes that are applicable to you. This includes capacity for enough personnel to maintain compliance to the Act, Regulation, code, and equipment manufacturers’ operations and maintenance requirements. Review the following safety requirements appropriate to your technology below.

Safety regulatory requirements include:

If product availability becomes an issue due to supply chains impacted by COVID-19, alternative products may be accepted on a case by case basis through the variance process.

If you are having difficulty meeting safety requirements, we are here to help. Please email us at contact@technicalsafetybc.ca, with the subject line "COVID-19: Regulatory responsibilities".

Safety regulatory requirements include:

If you are having difficulty meeting safety requirements, we are here to help. Please email us at contact@technicalsafetybc.ca, with the subject line "COVID-19: Regulatory responsibilities".

Safety regulatory requirements include:

If you are having difficulty meeting safety requirements, we are here to help. Please email us at contact@technicalsafetybc.ca, with the subject line "COVID-19: Regulatory responsibilities".

 

Safety regulatory requirements include:

If you are having difficulty meeting safety requirements, we are here to help. Please email us at contact@technicalsafetybc.ca, with the subject line "COVID-19: Elevating responsibilities".

Safety regulatory requirements include:

If you are having difficulty meeting safety requirements, we are here to help. Please email us at contact@technicalsafetybc.ca, with the subject line "COVID-19: Regulatory responsibilities".

Safety regulatory requirements include:

If you are having difficulty meeting safety requirements, we are here to help. Please email us at contact@technicalsafetybc.ca, with the subject line "COVID-19: Regulatory responsibilities".

Safety regulatory requirements include:

  • Regulatory obligations outlined within each railway’s safety management system

If you are having difficulty meeting these requirements, we are here to help. Please email us at railway@technicalsafetybc.ca, with the subject line "COVID-19: Regulatory responsibilities".

    If you have witnessed an incident or hazard that involves regulated work or a regulated product, please report it to us.

    We sincerely appreciate your understanding and support in this evolving situation.