Skilled trades updates

A new skilled trades certification has been announced by the Province. Learn more about how it affects our gas and electrical clients.  

Skilled trades updates

A new skilled trades certification has been announced by the Province. Learn more about how it affects our gas and electrical clients.  

Boiler Safety Awareness

Safety Awareness Certification

Boiler Safety Awareness

The Boiler Safety Awareness certificate allows you to monitor a boiler in any of the following plants:

  • Power plant that does not exceed 30 m2 of the boiler’s capacity
  • Steam heating plant that does not exceed 200 m2 of the boiler’s capacity
  • Fluid heating plant or low pressure thermal fluid plant that does not exceed 500 m2 of the boiler’s capacity
  • A low temperature low pressure fluid plant that does not exceed 2,000 m2 of the boiler’s capacity
  • An unfired plant that does not exceed 1,000 m2 of the boiler’s capacity

You may also shut down the plant or initiate safety procedures when specifically trained and assigned to perform such tasks.

To obtain this certificate, you will need to meet the following eligibility requirements. You will also need to pass an evaluation and a certification exam.

In order to apply for your Boiler Safety Awareness certificate, you must:

  • Complete a basic boiler plant safety program or other approved technical course
  • Provide proof that you have been instructed in safety procedures for the plant that you wish to work in

Refer to Safety Regulation for more information.

You can apply for an evaluation by following these steps:

  1. Submit a completed application for evaluation, along with clear copies of any prerequisites. You can submit the completed application via our contact form.
  2. Pay a fee.

To take this exam, you must:

  1. Complete and submit an application to take the exam.
  2. Pay a fee.

Technical Safety BC will contact you to book your exam once your application has been approved.

This exam is 2.5 hours long, and you must achieve a minimum grade of 65% to pass.

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Renew your certification

Your certificate is valid for three years after the date of issue and then can be renewed through your online account.

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