Unapproved Gas Appliances

Information Bulletin

Information Bulletin: Unapproved Gas Appliances

April 5, 2024

Information Bulletin

Reference Number:

IB-GA 2024-03

In accordance with the Safety Standards Act and s.31 of the Gas Safety Regulation, a gas appliance must display a mark or label indicating that it is certified or approved to be offered for sale, sold, installed, or operated in BC.

Gas appliances not certified to, or under the scope of a recognized Canadian certification standard must be field approved to the CSA B149.3 code for the field approval of fuel burning appliances and equipment by an inspection body accredited by the Standards Council of Canada.


The primary method for compliance with this requirement is through approval by an inspection body. A Technical Safety BC accepted inspection label verifies that an appliance is compliant to the codes noted under their associated Standards Council of Canada’s - accreditation program overview document. This can include references to the CSA B149.1, B149.2 and B149.3 series of codes.

For any inquires regarding this information bulletin, please contact gassupport@technicalsafetybc.ca .

Provincial Safety Manager, Gas


Safety Standards Act
Gas Safety Regulation
CSA B149.1 Natural gas and propane installation code
CSA B149.2 Propane storage and handling code
CSA B149.3 Code for the field approval of fuel burning appliances and equipment

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