Hiring a contractor? Here’s what you need to know

As an equipment owner you:

  • must ensure that individuals who do regulated work maintain current knowledge of all relevant material(s) made public by Technical Safety BC; and
  • must not allow regulated work to be undertaken by persons unless they are authorized under the Safety Standards Act.

Individuals should be:

  • Qualified
    • Qualified and skilled to perform regulated work or to declare regulated work meets a technical standard.
    • Maintain currency of knowledge.
  • Accountable
    • Responsible for work they perform or declare.
  • Professional
    • Understand their role and responsibility and exercise it accordingly.

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