Technical Safety BC releases 2019-2021 business plan

Technical Safety BC has released its 2019-2021 business plan which directs the organization on how to continue delivering on its 10 – Year Strategy. The strategy positions Technical Safety BC to become a knowledge-based and data-driven business that provides products and services to British Columbia’s evolving technical safety system.

The business plan outlines three strategic priorities to advance the understanding and management of technical risks, leading to enhanced safety throughout the province. The three priorities are:

  1. Increase participants’ knowledge so that they can better manage safety risks for installation, operating and aging technical systems.
  2. Use innovation to increase the effectiveness of our safety hazard assessments and to increase participation in the safety ecosystem.
  3. Build partnerships and share what we have learned, so we can help participants make informed safety decisions.

While the business plan sets out new initiatives and strategies, it also continues from efforts in 2018. Among many others, these efforts included the following:

  • Increased the amount of Technical Safety BC data and information shared with other organizations.
  • Constructed fault trees that identified causal factors leading to ammonia releases, carbon monoxide exposures, and escalator brake failures, and developed and deployed tactics to address these factors.
  • Improved systems for tracking and following up on key safety system records and increasing the number of high-volume services delivered online.
  • Launched a review and consultation process towards a modernized amusement device safety oversight program.
  • Started developing processes to administer a new class of contractor license for pressure welders which was introduced through regulation in 2018.

View the 2019-2021 business plan.

Technical Safety BC is an independent, self-funded organization that oversees the safe installation and operation of technical systems and equipment across the province. In addition to issuing permits, licences and certificates, we work with industry to reduce safety risks through assessment, education and outreach, enforcement, and research.

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