Review of the Canadian Electrical Code, 2018 edition
Technical Safety BC submitted a recommendation to adopt the 2018 Canadian Electrical Code, with minor variations, to the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing in early December 2018. The proposal also included suggested enhancements to the continuing education program for Field Safety Representatives and BC Master Electricians. When a decision is made by government, electrical industry stakeholders will be notified through our website, e-notification system, and newsletters. Sign up for Technical Safety BC notification and newsletters for the electrical technology here.
**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. 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. In particular, we 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
Please note: CSA’s impact analyses and documents do not represent Technical Safety BC’s interpretations of the code.
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