Stakeholder Engagement

Stakeholder Engagement at Technical Safety BC brings clients and various stakeholder groups together to share information and ideas to benefit the safety system. Consultations seek a broad range of input and advice, which is used to enable high quality technical risk management for communities and industries across BC.

Our Philosophy

Stakeholder engagement is an integral component to the work of Technical Safety BC. By involving our stakeholders in identifying safety issues and developing possible solutions, we grow to better understand the needs and expectations of our clients.

Our Approach

We engage through stakeholders through 1) Advisory bodies and 2) Issue-specific consultations.

Advisory Bodies

Technology Advisory Committees
Public Safety Advisory Committee
Safety Standards Administrators' Group
Advisory Panels

Issue-specific Consultations

Information on currently open or recent consultations are provided below. Click on the link to access the most recent information on each consultation. This page only includes consultations from the past three years. For documentation on consultations older than three years, email engage@technicalsafetybc.ca.

CONSULTATION TOPIC

STATUS

Review of Canadian Electrical Code, 2018 edition

During 2018, Technical Safety BC will review the 2018 Canadian Electrical Code (CEC) to assess the impact of the code changes in the province of BC and will make recommendations to the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing on its suitability for adoption in the province of BC.

IN PROGRESS

Proposed changes to the Elevating Devices Safety Regulation

Technical Safety BC proposes to adopt the 2016 edition of the CSA B44 elevating devices code into the Elevating Devices Safety Regulation, including maintenance control plans. This consultation also proposes introducing definitions for supervision of mechanics-in-training.

CLOSED

This consultation closed on December 1, 2017. Results will be posted shortly. 

Electrical Field Safety Representative Fees

Technical Safety BC proposed renewal fees for electrical field safety representative certificates, as part of changes to the electrical field safety representative certification program.

CLOSED

Consultation closed on September 13, 2017. A final decision on this issue has been made.

Fee consultations

Technical Safety BC proposed changes to our 2018 fee schedules.

CLOSED

Consultation closed on August 8, 2017. A final decision on this issue has been made.

Changes to the Safety Standards Act

Technical Safety BC will propose changes to the Safety Standards Act, the overarching legislation for six of our regulated technologies.

PROPOSED (INITIAL)

Consultation anticipated to start in 2017

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Power engineering consultation

Technical Safety BC consulted on changes affecting the boilers, pressure vessels and refrigeration industries, including recognition of credentials of internationally trained workers, certificate of qualification renewal, and plant registration.

COMPLETED

Consultation closed on August 13, 2016. Read the results of consultation and the resulting regulation changes.

Certification standardization

Technical Safety BC consulted on certification standardization and enhancements from April to June 2016.

 

COMPLETED

Consultation closed on June 13, 2016. Read the results of consultation.

Amusement devices fee consultation 2017

Technical Safety BC proposed a 2.3% fee increase for amusement devices beginning in 2017.

COMPLETED

Consultation closed on July 31, 2016. A final decision on this issue has been made.

Passenger Ropeways fee consultation 2017

Technical Safety BC proposed a 2.3% fee increase for passenger ropeways beginning in 2017.

COMPLETED

Consultation closed on July 31, 2016. A final decision on this issue has been made.

Alternative Safety Approaches fee changes 2017

Technical Safety BC proposed a 1.8% fee increase for Alternative Safety Approaches beginning in 2017.

COMPLETED

Consultation closed on July 31, 2016. A final decision on this issue has been made.

Railway fee consultation 2016-2017

Technical Safety BC proposed a 10% increase in both 2016 and 2017 to railway fees.

COMPLETED

Consultation period is now closed. A decision on this issue has been made.

Adoption of Canadian Electrical Code, 2015 edition
Technical Safety BC proposed BC-specific amendments to the 2015 edition of the Canadian Electrical Code for adoption into the Electrical Safety Regulation.
COMPLETED

Consultation period is now closed. A decision on this issue has been made.

Electrical, Gas, Elevating Devices and Boiler, Pressure Vessel & Refrigeration Fees

Technical Safety BC proposed an increase of a weighted average of 9% over 2015-2017 to fees for the electrical, gas, elevating devices and boiler, pressure vessel and refrigeration technologies. Additional changes were also proposed for specific fees.

COMPLETED

Consultation period has closed. A decision on this issue has been made.

 

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