COVID-19 client service update

While Technical Safety BC offices are temporarily closed, our phone lines are open at 1 866 566 7233. Our contact centre continues to provide services by email at contact@technicalsafetybc.ca. Safety critical assessments and incident investigations are continuing, as per our mandate. More information here.

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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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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.

NEW: FSR Blended Learning Code Course

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 a blended learning course.

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.

State of Safety and Annual Report released

Technical Safety BC has released it's 2019 State of Safety and Annual Report. The reports provide a snapshot of results and efforts to assure safety in the many technical systems that British Columbians interact with and rely on every day across the province. They also highlight important lessons for British Columbians as businesses and organizations re-open their doors and restart operations amidst COVID-19.