Alerts and Notifications
Technical Safety Alerts and Notifications is the source for all of our latest technical safety regulatory news and updates. Read about our latest stakeholder consultations, regulatory program updates, and technical safety news.
Technical Safety BC has not yet made a determination on recommendations related to the content of the 2021 Canadian Electrical Code (CEC). Our goal is to provide a recommendation that considers multiple factors, including increased safety, cost implications to industry, owners, and the public, the enabling of innovation in the electrical sector, and public policy imperatives such as energy efficiency and climate change.
With many locations across BC being impacted by extreme weather and power outages (see the BC Hydro outage map), it’s important to be aware of the procedures around emergency repairs. Here is a quick summary of the information you need to know during the winter storm season:
The 2018 version of the Canadian Electrical Code came into effect in BC on January 1, 2020. The new code includes several changes to continue supporting electrical workers in the safe installation and maintenance of electrical systems and equipment.
A new pressure welder program requires pressure welders in BC to be certified. In addition, a new pressure welder contractor licence class is now available.
To improve the safety of elevating devices across the province, BC has adopted the CSA B44-16 elevators and escalators safety code. The new code will come into effect on April 30, 2020.
B44-16 now requires a customized maintenance control program (MCP) for your elevating device(s) that reflects installation and usage. It also contains new testing requirements to ensure your equipment can operate and stop safely in all circumstances.
Learn more about B44-16 and MCP.