Electrical Inspections

Important note: Technical Safety BC does not issue electrical permits and complete inspections in all municipalities in BC. Some local governments have been delegated portions of the Safety Act within their own areas. As a starting point, check our jurisdiction page to determine if the area you reside falls under Technical Safety BC, or the municipality, or is exempt. 

 

While Technical Safety BC primarily performs inspections on work requiring permits, safety officers may also inspect any installation that involves electrical work or electrical equipment. These can include any commercial, industrial or residential premises.

Contractors

Field Safety Representatives are primarily responsible for performing inspections on work completed by licensed contractors.

If you are the permit holder and your safety officer has identified an aspect of your work that does not comply with the regulations, you must correct the issue and notify the safety officer.

To request an inspection:

  1. Complete and submit the Electrical Contractor Authorization & Declaration Of Compliance Electrical Inspection Request Form 206
  2. Once submitted, you will get an email copy of the form sent to your email address.

Homeowners

Electrical homeowner permit holders must request that a safety officer inspect electrical work before any wiring is concealed or connected to a supply. The completed electrical work must also pass the final inspection by a safety officer.

To request an inspection:

  1. Complete and submit the Electrical Homeowner Inspection Request Form 1011 to Technical Safety BC.

Service Connections

A service connection declaration to Technical Safety BC is required as per the Electrical Safety Regulation 17.5(b) and 19.4(b). This is to declare that the work done at the site is safe and meets regulations. A similar declaration is required for some municipalities who issue their own permits and perform service connections.

BC Hydro requires that all requests for electrical service connections be submitted by a valid field safety representative (FSR) or electrical contractor, and that a valid permit has been taken out to perform the work at the site. You also need to submit a BC Hydro Declaration to confirm your compliance with BC Hydro standards and requirements.

View more information about electrical service connections with BC Hydro.

 

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