Codes and Standards
Codes and Standards

Managing Safety Risks: Codes and Standards

Codes and standards

As a regulator, we ensure British Columbia’s specific needs are considered during the development of technical codes and standards. The insights and knowledge gained from incidents help evolve and strengthen the safety system.


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Codes and standards committees

The following is a list of all industry associations and national codes and standards committees in which Technical Safety BC participated in during 2021.

Alternative Safety Approaches (ASA)
CSA Z276 Code Committee, Liquefied Natural Gas – Production, Storage and Handling  
Amusement Devices
  • ASTM regulatory sub-committee
  • ASTM F24 – Standards Development for Amusement Rides/Devices (F2783 Standard Practice for Canada Member)
  • ASTM F2959 – Aerial Adventure Course sub-committee
  • ASTM F2783 Standard Practice for Amusement Rides in Canada sub-committee
  • ASTM Bungee (in development)
  • ASTM F2970 – Trampoline courts sub-committee
  • ASTM F2374 – Inflatable Device sub-committee
  • ASTM F2770 – Ownership, operation, maintenance, and inspection sub-committee
Boilers, Pressure Vessels, and Refrigeration
  • Association of Chief Inspectors Main Committee
  • CSA B51 Code Technical Committee
  • CSA B52 Code Technical Committee
  • National Board of Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspectors
  • Standardization of Power Engineers Examination Committee (SOPEEC)
  • Association of Chief Inspectors Sub Committee
  • CSA B51 Code Technical Sub Committee
  • BCIT PAC Committee
  • Canadian Advisory Council on Electrical Safety (CACES)
  • CACES Subcommittee on the SPE-1000
  • CACES Subcommittee on the SPE-3000
  • CACES Subcommittee on Standard Effective Dates
  • CACES Subcommittee on Energy Storage Systems
  • CACES Subcommittee on the Online Sale of Unapproved Products
  • Canadian Electrical Code, Part I (Inside Wiring Rules) - TC
  • CE Code, Part I Regulatory Authority Committee – RAC
  • CSA Part I, Section 10 Subcommittee, Grounding and Bonding - TSC
  • CSA Part I, Section 22 Subcommittee, Locations in which corrosive liquids, vapours, or excessive moisture are likely to be present
  • CSA Part I, Section 30 Subcommittee, Installation of lighting equipment - TSC
  • CSA Part I, Section 34 Subcommittee, Signs and Outline Lighting - TSC
  • CSA Part I, Section 58 Subcommittee, Passenger Ropeways and Similar Equipment - TSC
  • CSA Technical Committee on Industrial Products (TCIP)
  • CSA C22.6 – Electrical inspection code for existing residential occupancies - TSC
  • UL Standards Technical Panel 8800, Horticultural Lighting Equipment
  • IEC/TC 11 Mirror Committee – Overhead Lines
  • International Association of Electrical Inspectors (IAEI) –VP, Canadian Chapter; President, BC Chapter
  • BC Electrical Inspectors Association - member
Elevating Devices
  • ASME A17.1 Elevator Safety Codes Committee
  • ASME A17.1 Escalator and Moving Walk Committee
  • ASME A17.1 Inspections Committee
  • ASME QEI-1 Qualified Elevator Inspector Committee
  • CSA B44 Regulatory Advisory Committee
  • CSA B44 Technical Committee
  • CSA B355 Accessibility Safety Codes Committee
  • CSA Z185 Personnel Hoist Committee
  • Engineers and Geoscientists of BC, Elevating Devices Sub Committee
  • Association of Provincial Chief Elevator Inspectors
  • CSA B149.1 Code Committee, Natural gas and propane installation code
  • CSA B149.2 Code Committee, Propane storage and handling code
  • CSA B149.3 Code Committee, Code for the field approval of fuel-related components on appliances and equipment
  • CSA B149.5 Code Committee, Installation code for propane fuel systems and containers on motor vehicles
  • CSA B149.6 Code Committee, Code for digester gas, landfill gas, and biogas generation and utilization
  • CSA B108 Code Committee, Natural gas refueling stations installation code
  • CSA B109 Code Committee, Natural gas for vehicles installation code
  • Interprovincial/Territorial Gas Advisory Council
  • Natural Gas Transportation Steering Committee
  • Fuels and Appliances, SSC
  • CAN/BNQ-1784-000, Canadian Hydrogen Installation Code
  • CSA Committee on Petroleum and Natural Gas Industry Systems (PNGIS)
  • Propane Auto gas Steering Committee
  • Provincial/Territorial Advisory Committee (PTAC) –Gasfitter/Gas Technician Licensing and Certification
  • BCIT Piping Program Advisory Committee (PAC)
Passenger Ropeways

CSA Z98 Passenger Ropeways and Passenger Conveyors Committee

  • CSA Z98 Sub Committee for Detachable Ropeways
  • CSA Z98 Sub Committee for Reversible Ropeways
  • CSA Z98 Sub Committee for Passenger Conveyors
  • CSA Z98 Sub Committee for Surface Ropeways
  • CSA Z98 Sub Committee for Rope Tows
  • CSA Z98 Sub Committee for Secondary Carriers
  • CSA C22.3 No. 8 Railway Electrification committee
  • Fire & Life Safety Committee -- Broadway Subway Project
  • Advisory Council on Railway Safety (Canada - National Provincial Representative)
  • Federal / Provincial Working Group on Railway Safety (Canada)
  • BC Common Ground Alliance, Board of Directors
  • Institute of Public Administration of Canada
  • The Institute for Public Administration Canada – Board member/Secretary
  • The National Public Safety Advisory Committee (NPSAC) – Vice-Chair
  • CSA Canadian Electrical Code Part 1 – Policy Advisory Committee – member (* note newly created committee)
  • CSA Natural Gas Reliability Task Force – member
  • Standards Council of Canada/CACES - Online Sales Task Force - member
  • Federal / Provincial Working Group on Railway Safety – member