Incidents involving work or equipment regulated by the Safety Standards Act are required to be reported to Technical Safety BC by duty holders. Duty holders can include plant owners, those working for a utility, permit holders or those authorized to perform and/or operate regulated work and/or systems. These incidents should be reported to the appropriate safety manager through the incident reporting form or by phone at 1 866 566 7233.
Technical Safety BC completes investigations on certain incidents reported to us in all technologies except for rail. We investigate to gain an understanding of safety hazards in BC and determine what actions can be taken to manage them. We investigate incidents reported to us when:
- Regulated work or regulated equipment is involved.
- Evidence is available to help determine causes and contributing factors.
- A learning opportunity exists to understand and document what caused the incident, and to inform prevention of similar incidents.
As part of Technical Safety BC's commitment to share safety information with clients and the public, we share our incident investigation summaries in our enhanced incident investigation report format, organized by technology.