assessment

An evaluation or review of information relating to regulated work, product or equipment. Key Technical Safety BC activities in assessment are:

  • Gathering of information through inspections (i.e., physical assessments) of reported hazards and work performed by contractors or homeowners;
  • Gathering of evidence through incident investigations;
  • Gathering of evidence through audits or documentation evaluations (of safety management plans for example);
  • Reviews of requests for permission (such as permit or ASA applications);
  • Reviews of declarations and reports from duty holders (includes incident reports);
  • Reviews of qualifications for licensing or certification Reviews of product or equipment and designs when approving these for use in BC.

Assessment/Inspection Outcomes:

Pass: The safety officer has assessed that the regulated work and/or regulated product was found to comply with the Safety Standards Act, regulations and/or applicable technical code(s).

Conditional pass: The safety officer has assessed that the regulated work and/or regulated product was found to NOT comply with the Safety Standards Act, regulations and/or applicable technical code(s). Further regulated work may only be undertaken as directed on the certificate of inspection, while the identified non-compliances are being corrected.

Fail: The safety officer has assessed that the regulated work and/or regulated product was found to NOT comply with the Safety Standards Act, regulations and/or applicable technical code(s). Further regulated work on the affected system or phase of work, and/or operation of the regulated equipment must not be undertaken until the identified non-compliances have been corrected.