Technical regulations describe the legal obligations of contractors and duty holders working in the technologies regulated by Technical Safety BC. They apply to everyone who installs, alters, maintains or operates these specific types of regulated equipment.

In addition to the technology-specific regulations, a number of non-technical regulations cover items such as how fees are set. 

You can view these regulations under both the Safety Standards Act and Railway Safety Act at the BC Statutes and Regulations site.

Regulatory Notices

Safety Orders

Safety orders are regulatory instruments issued by a Technical Safety BC provincial safety manager to prevent or reduce the risk of personal injury or damage to property. Compliance is mandatory and enforceable by Technical Safety BC.


Directives are regulatory instruments issued by a Technical Safety BC safety officer or safety manager that clarify or provide new interpretation, application or operation of a regulation or code. Compliance is mandatory. 

Information Bulletins

Information Bulletins provide helpful information and clarification on safety, administrative requirements or other matters that affect a particular technology.