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.
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.
On March 19 2020, we issued to clarify the requirements for obtaining and maintain a class A, Au, Ap, SRV, MA, and PW contractor licence.
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.
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.
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.
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.