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

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

CERTIFICATION EXAMS  

We are starting to offer exams online and at selected offices for a limited number of in-person exams. If your exam was postponed, we will reach out to you as soon as your exam becomes available.

We are still accepting new exam bookings. If you book your exam today, we will add you to the waitlist once we receive payment.

Questions about the exams? Contact us

Remote and physical assessments

We have adapted our field assessment processes to ensure operations are in compliance with public health guidelines set out by the BC Government and WorkSafeBC. We are continuing to conduct assessments remotely, however, physical assessments will be considered when we determine them to be critical to the safety system.

As partners in the safety system, we are asking for your support with 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.

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.

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 accommodate hospital overflow or extended healthcare relocation. Read more.