Review of the Canadian Electrical Code, 2018 edition
Throughout 2018, Technical Safety BC reviewed the 2018 Canadian Electrical Code (CEC) to assess the impact of the code changes in the province of BC. Technical Safety BC is now in the final stages of preparing its recommendations to adopt the 2018 CEC to the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing. These recommendations will deal with how to proceed on adoption of the CEC and other consequent changes to regulations as required.
A key component of this work involved working with stakeholders to identify important technical and socioeconomic impacts and to identify any additional issues that are specific to BC. This included obtaining input from an expert advisory panel, key industry stakeholders and the public. An online public consultation was launched on June 1, 2018 and remained open until July 30, 2018. The results of this consultation are available below and the final decision will be posted on the website once available.
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**Please note: The current electrical code adopted in BC is based on the Canadian Electrical Code, 2015 edition with some BC-specific amendments.
Technical Safety BC consulted widely with industry stakeholders and the public on the impact of the code changes in BC. In particular, sought out evidence-based feedback on the impact of the changes related to:
- Technical safety – do the electrical code changes increase or decrease technical safety? Why?
- Other relevant regulations, codes and standards – do the electrical code changes align with other regulations, codes and standards? Or do they introduce discrepancies?
- Change of practice – do the electrical code changes align with current industry practices? Or do they represent a change in industry practice? If so, how significant will that change in practice be?
- Cost – do the electrical code changes create cost savings? Or do they introduce additional costs to industry? If so, who specifically will absorb these costs?
Provide your feedback
This consultation is now closed.
See below for the consultation summary report. Please note that because of the high volume of feedback, we do not respond to individual comments.
Learn about the feedback received
Summary results of the consultation
Not currently available.
Please note: CSA’s impact analyses and documents do not represent Technical Safety BC’s interpretations of the code.
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