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.
To continue operations in compliance with the recommendations made by the BC Government and health experts, we will now be conducting assessments remotely, rather than in-person. At this time, physical assessments will only be conducted when we determine them to be critical to the safety system.
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Technical Safety BC and the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure have issued the following exemptions to regulatory requirements for provincially-regulated railways:
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 came into effect on April 30, 2020.
B44-16 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.
Technical Safety BC offices are temporarily closed, however, we can serve you by:
Online submission of design registrations are now accepted as we continue to provide our services through these challenging times of COVID-19. We are accepting online design submissions for boilers; pressure vessels; pressure piping and welding; pressure fittings; and welding procedures.
Technical Safety BC would like to encourage all passenger ropeway owners and operators whom operate winch aided snow grooming equipment (winch-cats), to review information bulletin B-P4 0611218 2, company policies and training of the use of winch-cats around passenger ropeways and passenger conveyors.
To improve the safety of elevating devices across the province, BC’s Elevating Devices Safety Regulation has been amended to include the adoption of a new safety code for elevators and escalators, CSA B44-16. The code comes into effect on April 30, 2020. To support the code adoption, we are offering 2016 B44 Elevating Code in-person courses.
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.