We assess the safety of work in a number of different ways, including both physical assessments (inspections) and by using predictive algorithms that support safety officer decision making. Together, these methods allow us to target the areas of highest risk to the public, while maximizing efficiency and effort.
Technical Safety BC conducts assessments, including physical inspections, of regulated equipment to confirm that owners are taking measures to ensure compliance with Regulations and the Safety Standards Act. Often, the contractor who holds the permit is also expected to perform these inspections and safety officers step in when their expertise is needed.
Get your work inspected
To understand how inspection obligations relate to your technology and how to request an inspection/assessment, view the information under the correct technology:
Report an Incident
Have you witnessed an incident or hazard that involved a regulated product or regulated work?
Does your site require hazard control documentation?
The Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Regulation and Workers Compensation Act contain legal requirements for workplace health and safety that must be met by all workplaces, including Technical Safety BC.
In order to comply with these requirements, Technical Safety BC employees will not enter a site that is known or suspected to have any of the following issues until the duty holder (owner or contractor) provides hazard control documentation from a qualified individual declaring the site safe:
- Hazardous materials or respiratory hazards (such as asbestos, read, silica, mould)
- Toxic gases (such as ammonia or chlorine)
- Biological hazards (such as hantavirus or blood pathogens)
Technical Safety BC employees will not enter any sites that require a self-contained breathing apparatus including sites that have any of the following:
- Particulate causing respiratory hazards due to fire damage
- Disturbed friable asbestos