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.  

Car Switch & Construction Use Elevator

Operator Certification

Car Switch & Construction Use Elevator Operator

This operator licence allows you to work on construction sites and operate a construction elevator, as per section 5.10 of the CSA B44 Elevator Safety Code.

You must:

  • Be at least 16 years of age

To take this exam, you must:

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

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

This exam consists of 10 questions.

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Renew your certificate

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

What happens if I don’t renew?

If you do not renew your certificate but continue to perform regulated work, you put yourself and others at risk. These are the consequences of working with an expired certificate:

  • A safety officer may issue a compliance order, or recommend a monetary penalty
  • A safety officer may be authorized to stop your work in the field

If your certificate has been expired for more than six month you will also have to re-write the certification exam.

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