Assessments at Technical Safety BC
We assess the safety of work through physical and remote assessments (inspections), and through predictive algorithms that support the decision making of our safety officers. Together, these methods allow us to target the areas of highest risk to the public, while maximizing efficiency and effort.
Technical Safety BC conducts assessments to confirm that owners are complying with Regulations and the Safety Standards Act. Permit-holding contractors will often perform similar inspections, and our safety officers will step in when their expertise is needed.
Technical Safety BC conducts both insights-based and discretionary assessments. Assessments prioritize the areas with the highest probability of hazard risks.
How COVID-19 has changed assessments
Remote assessments are our primary method of assessment. Physical assessments will only be considered when we determine them to be critical to the safety system.
As partners in the safety system, we are asking for your support with remote assessments by:
- sending us the required documents, photos, and videos that will be requested by your local safety officers; and
- actively responding to phone calls and emails.
Get your work assessed
Learn more about inspection obligations and how to request an assessment. Choose your technology below:
- Boiler, pressure vessel and refrigeration
- Elevating devices
- Amusement devices
- Passenger ropeways
ASME Authorized Inspection Agency (AIA)
We continue to provide physical ASME AIA manufacturing shop inspections to ensure that equipment conforms to American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Certification Program rules governing the design, fabrication, assembly, and inspection of boiler and pressure vessel components during construction. Fill out this form to Request an ASME Shop Inspection.
To make sure electrical and gas contractor licenses continue to be issued in a timely manner, Technical Safety BC will accept electronic bonds directly from the insurance broker with an assurance that the original will follow within 90 days.