COVID-19 client service update

Safety critical assessments and incident investigations are continuing, as per our mandate. More information here.

 

Fees

Fees at Technical Safety BC

New fees effective May 17, 2021

With client feedback and COVID-19 related recovery indicators in mind, Technical Safety BC’s fees have increased by 2%, effective May 17, 2021.

Fees at Technical Safety BC

As a self-funded, not-for-profit safety regulator, Technical Safety BC does not receive government funding. Our fees are set to recover costs related to safety oversight in BC, whether it is through assessing equipment and systems, new equipment designs, educational programs, public awareness campaigns, or any other activity to help duty holders achieve Safe technical systems. Everywhere.

What we do with the revenue collected from fees

We work with industry stakeholders to administer safety legislation and regulation and oversee the safe installation and operation of technical systems and equipment in BC.

Some examples of what we’ve done in 2020 include:

  • Launching online design registration: Clients can enjoy a faster turnaround time for their submissions, easily find the form they need, and track the status of their submissions. Clients can also communicate directly with the responsible engineer.
  • Introducing remote inspections: Per public health guidelines, remote inspections became our primary method of assessment. Together with in-person inspections (when needed), we target areas of the highest public risk while maximizing efficiency and safety.
  • Educating and supporting building owners: We’re helping building owners better understand their responsibilities and bringing more awareness to equipment safety hazards.
  • Advancing industry knowledge: Certification programs are up to date with the latest industry safety knowledge and certification exams were made available online.

To learn more about how fees are determined at Technical Safety BC, take a look at our fee guide.

 

2021 Fee Schedules (Effective May 17, 2021)    
Alternative Safety Approaches (ASA) View PDF

This schedule contains fees pertaining to Alternative Safety Approaches, including, but not limited to: application fees, assessments, Equivalent Standard Approaches (ESA) and Safety Management Plans (SMP). For a full list of ASA fees, view the fee schedule.

   
Amusement Devices View PDF

This schedule contains fees for contractor licensing, installation inspections, and operating permits. Amusement Devices include: major rides, kiddie rides, waterslides, inflatables, zip lines, and train rides. For a full list of Amusement Devices fees, view the fee schedule.

   
Boilers, Pressure Vessels, and Refrigeration View PDF

This schedule contains fees for contractor licensing, certifications and examinations, installation and operating permits. For a full list of Boiler, Pressure Vessel and Refrigeration fees, view the fee schedule.

   
Compliance and Enforcement View PDF

This schedule contains fees for the investigation and inspection of unpermitted or undervalued work. For a full overview of Compliance and Enforcement fees, view the fee schedule.

   
Exam Invigilation View PDF

This fee schedule provides an overview of the off-site exam invigilation services offered by Technical Safety BC, including core invigilation and travel fees. For a full list of fees, view the fee schedule.

   
Electrical View PDF

This schedule contains fees pertaining to electrical contractors, including, but not limited to: installation permits for single-family dwellings, qualification renewals, and operating permits. For a full list of contractor fees, view the fee schedule.

   
Electrical and Gas (for homeowners) View PDF

This schedule contains fees pertaining to homeowners, including but not limited to: permit fees for the modification, addition, alteration and upgrading of electrical work and gas appliances in the home. For a full list of Electrical and Gas fees for homeowners, view the fee schedule.

   
Elevating Devices View PDF

This schedule contains fees including, but not limited to: operating permits, design registration, licensing, certification and examination. For a full list of Amusement Devices fees, view the fee schedule.

   
Gas View PDF

This schedule describes fees pertaining to Gas contractors, including, but not limited to: installation permit fees for residential full detached dwellings, installation permits, and qualification renewals. For a full list of contractor fees, view the fee schedule.

   
Passenger Ropeways View PDF

This schedule contains fees including, but not limited to: operating permits, licence renewals, and qualification renewals. For a full list of Passenger Ropeways fees, view the fee schedule.

   
Railways View PDF

This schedule contains fees including, but not limited to: applications for certification of a new railway, assessment services, and professional services. For a full list of Railway fees, view the fee schedule.

   

 

Payment plans

Clients who have been impacted by COVID-19 are supported through our payment plan options. These options may include partial or deferred payments, depending on your situation. Please contact us with “Payment plans” in the subject line to learn more.

Questions?

Please contact Technical Safety BC’s Engagement team.