Boilers and Pressure Vessels


Boiler and Pressure Vessel Safety

We oversee the design, construction, installation, and operation of boilers, pressure vessels, pressure piping systems, and fittings throughout BC.

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Your certificate is valid for three years after the date of issue. You can renew online with Technical Safety BC up to one year prior to your certificate’s expiry date.

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Boilers, Pressure Vessels Regulations

The Safety Standards Act applies to everyone who installs, alters, maintains or operates regulated equipment, which includes boiler, pressure vessel and refrigeration equipment. All licensed contractors are required to keep up to date with changes in the Act and Regulations.

Safety Standards Act

Safety Standards General Regulation

Power Engineers, Boiler, Pressure Vessel and Refrigeration Safety Regulation

Fee Setting Criteria Regulation

Monetary Penalties Regulation

To understand the joint responsibility for regulation of pipeline systems of unfired pressure vessels between Technical Safety BC and the BC Oil and Gas Commission, refer to the Memorandum of Understanding and Schedule A of the Memorandum of Understanding.

All licensed contractors need to have access to the codes required by their licence class. The following organizations can provide this information:

CSA International Vancouver

American Society of Mechanical Engineers

National Board Inspection Code

Power Engineering Books Ltd

Welders working with power engineer, boiler, pressure vessel and refrigeration technologies must also know their employer’s quality control program.

Boiler Plant Program Information


What Are the Leading Technical Safety Risks in BC?

Read our comprehensive safety report and learn more about the incidents, hazards, and initiatives that shaped the safety system in BC in 2023.

Pressure Welders in BC Required to Hold Certificate of Qualification

Working with industry, we have designed a nationally recognized pressure welder certificate of qualification program that assesses a welder’s skills and abilities. This program ensures all pressure welders in BC have the capabilities that are required by the relevant codes and standards.


4 Valuable Tips for Heat Pump Installation, Operation, and Maintenance

We continue to see a surge in the installation of heat pump technology. To ensure the safe installation, operation, and maintenance of heat pumps in British Columbia, we put together four helpful reminders.

Guidelines for Operating Historical Boilers

Four regulatory authorities have developed and endorsed the Harmonized Requirements for Historical Boilers – a document that provides harmonized rules, reflects industry-recognized good engineering practices, and guides users towards the safe operation of their boilers.


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