Incidents and Hazards
Did you know that all incidents and hazards involving work or equipment regulated by the Safety Standards Act are to be reported to Technical Safety BC immediately or as soon as practicable? We investigate many of these incidents to gain an understanding of safety hazards in BC and what actions can be taken to manage those hazards. We also communicate this information to industry with the hope that similar incidents can be prevented. Find out when and how to report an incident to Technical Safety BC here.
Report an incident / hazard
Incidents and hazards for all technologies can be reported 24 hours a day, seven days a week by completing our web form or by calling 1 866 566 7233 (select menu option #1 for our incident line). For immediate emergency assistance, call 911. Technical Safety BC protects the identity of persons who report or may be involved with incidents or hazards.
What incidents / hazards should be reported to Technical Safety BC?
What type of report should I submit?
Duty holders have specific requirements regarding reporting. Please see the relevant Information Bulletins for your technology:
- Amusement Devices
- Boiler, Pressure Vessels & Refrigeration
- Elevating Devices
- Passenger Ropeways
View the State of Safety in BC
Incidents involving work or equipment regulated by the Safety Standards Act are reported in the State of Safety Report for the previous year. In addition, we investigate many of these incidents to gain an understanding of safety hazards in BC and what actions can be taken to manage those hazards. Learn more about our incident investigations and see a complete listing.