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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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Changes to electrical operating permits

Effective January 16, 2022, a physical signature is no longer required to perform your annual Field Safety Representative (FSR) verification. 

2021 fees now in effect

As a not-for-profit organization, Technical Safety BC does not receive any government funding. Instead, we operate using fees collected from our services to ensure safety oversight throughout BC. This includes funding education opportunities and compliance and enforcement activities to uphold fairness for those participating in BC’s safety system. 

StaRite and Mastertemp pool heaters recalled

Health Canada has issued a recall of certain StaRite and Mastertemp gas fired pool heaters with a specific model number that were manufactured between December 22, 2020 to January 6, 2021.

Electrical Code changes: open consultation

Technical Safety BC is in the process of reviewing the 2021 Canadian Electrical Code for adoption in BC. As part of this review, we encourage anyone involved or interested in the electrical industry to participate in our open consultation, where you will have a platform to share your feedback on the proposed changes.

New ammonia safety orders

Technical Safety BC has issued two new safety orders regarding ammonia in refrigeration plants.

Fee changes 2021-2023

The consultation period has closed on proposed fee changes for 2021-2023. We thank all clients and stakeholders for their input.

New grade crossing regulations

BC’s regulatory framework for railways has changed to adopt the same Grade Crossing Regulations and Standards that are in place federally. This means that road authorities and railways responsible for level grade crossings may need to perform upgrades to enhance public safety. Learn more.