Alerts and Notifications
Technical Safety Alerts and Notifications is the source for all of our latest technical safety regulatory news and updates. Read about our latest stakeholder consultations, regulatory program updates, and technical safety news.
Changes to Canadian Electrical Code
To improve the safety of electrical equipment across the province, a new version of the Canadian Electrical Code will be adopted in BC effective October 1, 2022. The new code includes changes to support electrical workers in the safe installation and maintenance of electrical systems and equipment.
Gas Safety Regulation amendments
To improve the safety of gas technical equipment across the province, changes to the BC gas installation codes have been adopted into the Gas Safety Regulation. These changes will come into effect October 1, 2022.
Work performed under permits taken out from October 1, 2022 onward will require compliance with the new editions of codes adopted under M 191 Appendix 1.
Changes to electrical operating permits
Effective January 16, 2022, a physical signature is no longer required to perform your annual Field Safety Representative (FSR) verification.
New fees effective January 1, 2022
Technical Safety BC’s fees have increased by 3%, effective January 1, 2022. For more information, visit our fees page.
Safety information for flood impacted areas
Important safety information relating to re-commissioning gas and electrical equipment in areas affected by floods and other natural disasters is available in our Information Bulletin on Emergency and Natural Disaster protocols.
Register for Ammonia Safety Awareness
In collaboration with our industry partners, Recreation Facilities Association of British Columbia and Curl BC, we are excited to share the new Ammonia Safety Awareness Program (ASAP) which provides training and downloadable tools for recreational facility directors, managers, and other refrigeration professionals. See more.
2021 fees now in effect
As a not-for-profit organization, Technical Safety BC does not receive any government funding. Instead, we operate using fees collected from our services to ensure safety oversight throughout BC. This includes funding education opportunities and compliance and enforcement activities to uphold fairness for those participating in BC’s safety system.
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Electrical Code changes: open consultation
Technical Safety BC is in the process of reviewing the 2021 Canadian Electrical Code for adoption in BC. As part of this review, we encourage anyone involved or interested in the electrical industry to participate in our open consultation, where you will have a platform to share your feedback on the proposed changes.
New ammonia safety orders
Technical Safety BC has issued two new safety orders regarding ammonia in refrigeration plants.