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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.

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Blended Learning for 2018 Electrical Code Change

Blended learning is a combination of online learning, that can be completed in your own time, and live webinars delivered by our safety officers over two sessions on September 29 and 30, 2020.

Field safety representatives (FSR) classes A, B or C are required to complete eight hours of continuing education. To satisfy this requirement, we’re offering this blended learning course.

Passenger Ropeways Fall Town Hall

Join our Passenger Ropeways Fall Town Hall, September 16 from 9:30-10:45am. It's an online information session covering:

  • Assessments: remote inspections
  • Risk approaches
  • Industry updates

REGISTER TODAY

Blended Learning – B44-16 Code Change

Learn about the changes to the B44-16 elevating code and BC's Acts and Regulations in this blended learning course (live webinar on September 22, 2020).

Apply now for a pressure welder certificate

If you are currently working as a pressure welder in BC or hold a current BCP-100 certificate, you must apply to transition to a class A certificate of qualification before December 3, 2020. If you apply before this date, you will not be required to pay any fee if you fulfill the eligibility requirements.

Pressure vessels webinar – September 2

Identify common problem areas with pressure vessels and understand permit requirements for pressure vessels by attending our free pressure vessels webinar on September 2, from 2-3 PM. Register today.

Gas recall: certain Lochinvar gas boilers

Health Canada has recalled certain Lochinvar Condensing Gas Boilers and Condensing Gas Combi Boilers due to risk of carbon monoxide poisoning.

Product: Certain Lochinvar Condensing Gas Boilers and Condensing Gas Combi Boilers.

Issue: The boiler's flue grommet can deteriorate and dislodge during use, and allow the boiler to emit carbon monoxide, posing a risk of carbon monoxide poisoning.

What to do: Consumers should immediately contact the installer or a qualified technician to schedule a free repair.