Through the Safety Standards Act and Regulations, an owner who intends to operate a regulated technology in British Columbia must have a design registered with Technical Safety BC. The design of this technology must met the requirements of approved industry codes. Professional engineers involved with the design of regulated equipment are required to authenticate a design which reliably demonstrates that engineered safety considerations, professional accountability, and professional reliance were exercised as part of the design development.
Upon registration, a letter or confirmation will be provided for your records. It is the expectation that a design submitted to Technical Safety BC is the final design required prior to fabrication and construction. Technical Safety BC conducts an assessment of the technical content to understand if the applicant’s Engineer of Record had evaluated and assessed the design with recognized and generally accepted good engineering practices against our safety standards prior to construction, installation, and maintenance of the regulated technology.
Below are the equipment and system technologies that require registration.
Register boilers and pressure equipment
- Boilers including reciprocals
- Used/re-rated boilers
- Boilers without ASME certification
- Pressure vessels including reciprocals
- Buried pressure vessels
- Pressure vessels without ASME certification
- Pressure piping systems
- Boiler and pressure vessel fittings
- Heat exchanger
Register welding or brazing equipment
Register gas equipment
Commercial / industrial equipment
Register a gas system
New gas systems without an existing standard
- Propane fuel backup system
- Digester and landfill system
- Fuelling stations
- Bulk storage facility
- Theatrical / movie effects
Note: Generally, gas systems that are not listed above do not require a design registration unless required by the safety manager.
Register an elevating device