BC Safety Authority is an independent, self-funded organization mandated to oversee the safe installation and operation of technical systems and equipment. In addition to issuing permits, licences and certificates, we work with industry to reduce safety risks through assessment, education and outreach, enforcement, and research.

Industry Alerts

23 September 2014

Retail Propane Refuelling Stations

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24 July 2014

Gas Info Bulletin: Clearance to Meter Regulator Vents

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28 April 2014

Electrical information bulletin: Load calculations for row-housing

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9 April 2014

Boiler Information Bulletin: Boiler and Pressure Vessel Codes Adopted

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17 February 2014

Elevating directive: Use of jumpers

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17 February 2014

Elevating Info Bulletin: Vendor Supplied Machine room Equipment Guarding

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17 February 2014

Elevating safety order: Firefighters key switch

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8 January 2014

Elevating Directive: Major and Minor Alterations

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8 January 2014

Elevating Devices Internal Cab Modernization

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12 December 2013

Hazardous Locations - gas equipment

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4 November 2013

BC Safety Authority launches electrical safety newsletter

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4 November 2013

New Permit Category: Extra Low Voltage / Low Energy Decals

Electrical > Information Bulletins Read More
3 September 2013

Directive: Section 2

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12 July 2013

Boiler Directive: Determining the Capacity of Refrigeration Systems

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27 June 2013

Information Bulletin: Changes to access dates for online services

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9 May 2013

Information Bulletin: Client Documents Delayed

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26 April 2013

Safety Order: Hydraulic Elevators - Griffin controllers

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27 March 2013

Changes to electrical online permit purchasing via BC OnLine

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27 March 2013

Changes to gas online permit purchases via BC OnLine

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19 March 2013

Changes For Elevating Devices' Operating Permits: New Installations

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6 February 2013

Changes to the BC Safety Authority application forms for reciprocal registrations

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4 January 2013

Electrical Information Bulletin: UL changes to certification programs

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9 November 2012

Gas Information Bulletin: Gas Venting Only Qualification

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19 October 2012

Passenger Ropeway Information Bulletin: Work Carrier & Guarding Safety

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1 October 2012

Electrical Information Bulletin: Section 4 - Conductors

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1 October 2012

Electrical Information Bulletin: Section 2 - General rules

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24 September 2012

Safety Order: Doppelmayr DS series fixed jaw failures

Safety Orders > Passenger Ropeways Read More
13 September 2012

Passenger Ropeway Safety Order: Leitner Poma Detachable Installations

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5 September 2012

Gas Directive: Propane Regulator Installation

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20 July 2012

Electrical Information Bulletin: Electrical Code Adoption

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30 May 2012

Gas Information Bulletin: Coleman Furnace Failures

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29 May 2012

Coleman Furnace Failures

Gas > Voluntary Recall Read More
11 May 2012

Boiler Directive: Electrical and Gas work carried out by Power Engineers

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11 May 2012

Boiler Directive: Temporary absence of Chief Engineer

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17 April 2012

Electrical Directive: BC Electrical Code Section 26

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8 March 2012

Gas Directive Plastic Venting

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15 February 2012

Boiler Directive: Recognition to Administer Welder Qualification Tests

Boiler and Pressure Vessel > Directives Read More
24 January 2012

Passenger Ropeways Safety Order: Above Surface Fixed Grip

Safety Orders > Passenger Ropeways Read More
6 December 2011

New Boiler and Pressure Vessel Codes Adopted Information Bulletin

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28 September 2011

BC Electrical Code Section 76-Temporary Wiring

Electrical > Directives Read More
28 September 2011

BC Electrical Code Section 76-Temporary Wiring Information Bulletin

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3 August 2011

Elevating Bulletin: Internal Cab Modernization

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21 June 2011

Leitner Poma "X-Y" Sheave Assembly Axle Adjustment Bolts

Safety Orders > Passenger Ropeways Read More
9 June 2011

ASA Directive: Safety Management Hazard Categories

Alternative Safety Approaches > Directives Read More
1 June 2011

Passenger Ropeway Safety Order Foot Passenger Loading Areas

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25 March 2011

Minimum Requirements Retrofit of Fluorescent Fixtures Revision 2

Electrical > Information Bulletins Read More
3 March 2011

Elevating Directive: Completion of Non-compliance

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3 March 2011

Elevating Directive: Periodic Tests Declarations

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25 February 2011

Elevating Bulletin Driving Machine Brake-Electric Elevators

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26 January 2011

Incident Reporting Requirements

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14 December 2010

Elevating Bulletin Hydraulic Elevators with Single Bottom Cylinders

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30 November 2010

Mandatory Maintenance

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30 November 2010

Adoption of B44-07 Safety Code

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10 November 2010

Section 2 - General Rules

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10 November 2010

Services - Service Equipment - Panelboards

Electrical > Directives Read More
31 August 2010

Installation of Gas-Operated Refrigerators

Gas > Directives Read More
13 July 2010

Whistler Blackcomb Excalibur Gondola Incident – Report Released

Information Bulletins > Passenger Ropeways Read More
13 July 2010

Water Intrusion Safety Order for All Ropeways

Safety Orders > Passenger Ropeways Read More
4 June 2010

Low Pressure Thermal Fluid Plant Automated Control Systems

Boiler and Pressure Vessel > Directives Read More
3 June 2010

Installation of Glass

Elevating > Directives Read More
9 March 2010

Low Thermal Pressure Fluid Plants Staffing Requirement

Boiler and Pressure Vessel > Information Bulletins Read More
1 March 2010

Product Alert: IBC Technologies VFC Boilers

Boiler and Pressure Vessel > Information Bulletins Read More
14 December 2009

Minimum Requirements for Upgrading of Electrical Systems

Electrical > Information Bulletins Read More
2 October 2009

Doppelmayr CTEC Safety Alert Bulletin SA-08-021 Wolfurt KD08003E

Safety Orders > Passenger Ropeways Read More
29 September 2009

Auto - Propane Components and EN 67 Compliance

Gas > Directives Read More
10 August 2009

Adoption of 2012 BC Electrical Code

Electrical > Directives Read More
22 July 2009

Safety Zone for Elevating Devices

Elevating > Directives Read More
22 July 2009

Hoistway Wiring

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19 May 2009

Driving Machine Brake - Electric Elevators

Elevating > Information Bulletins Read More
13 March 2009

High Voltage Installations

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12 March 2009

Overhead Line Guidelines

Electrical > Information Bulletins Read More
24 February 2009

Maintaining Clearances on Passenger Ropeways to Other Types of Equipment

Information Bulletins > Passenger Ropeways Read More
28 January 2009

Flexible Hose(s) on Hydraulic Elevators

Elevating > Safety Orders Read More
22 December 2008

Inspection Requirements for Leitner Poma Sheave Assemblies

Safety Orders > Passenger Ropeways Read More
18 December 2008

Inspection of Passenger Ropeway Towers for Water Intrusion

Safety Orders > Passenger Ropeways Read More
17 November 2008

Gas Appliance in Mobile Homes

Gas > Directives Read More
9 October 2008

Adoption of CAN/CSA Z98-07 Passenger Ropeways & Passenger Conveyor Standard

Information Bulletins > Passenger Ropeways Read More
24 June 2008

Gas Safety Certification of Recreational Vehicles

Gas > Information Bulletins Read More
28 April 2008

Operating Safely Around Underground Gas Services

Gas > Information Bulletins Read More
22 January 2008

Passengers Failing to Load or Unload from Above Surface Ropeways

Safety Orders > Passenger Ropeways Read More
11 December 2007

Hydrogen Regulation under the GSR and PEBPVRSR

Gas > Directives Read More
11 December 2007

Compressed Natural Gas Filling Station Logbook

Gas > Directives Read More
11 December 2007

Gas Fired Pottery Kilns

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11 December 2007

Guidelines for Temporary Propane Installations

Gas > Directives Read More
11 December 2007

Replacement Water Heater Permit Decal

Gas > Directives Read More
21 November 2007

Requirements for a Gas Appliance in Bedroom

Gas > Directives Read More
8 November 2007

Gas Line Pressure Regulator Sizing Requirements

Gas > Information Bulletins Read More
6 November 2007

Roof Top Outdoor Connector Requirements

Gas > Directives Read More
30 October 2007

Vent and Chimney Sizing

Gas > Directives Read More
19 October 2007

Complete Version - Annual Servicing for Gas Appliances

Gas > Information Bulletins Read More
19 October 2007

Quick Reference - Annual Servicing for Gas Appliances

Gas > Information Bulletins Read More
4 September 2007

Procedure and Training Review for Zipline Operators

Amusement Devices > Safety Orders Read More
1 August 2007

Electrical Operating Permit Requirements

Electrical > Directives Read More
26 April 2007

Multiple Riders in Waterslide Flumes

Amusement Devices > Directives Read More
2 March 2007

Section 4 - Conductors

Electrical > Directives Read More
1 March 2007

Passengers Falling from Carriers on Above Surface Passenger Ropeways

Information Bulletins > Passenger Ropeways Read More
21 February 2007

Safety Management Plans Required for Passenger Ropeway Contractors

Passenger Ropeways > Directives Read More
18 December 2006

Unsafe Operation of Winch Controlled Snow-Cats in the Vicinity of Passenger Ropeways

Information Bulletins > Passenger Ropeways Read More
6 December 2006

Changes to Plastic Venting Requirements

Gas > Information Bulletins Read More
6 December 2006

Adoption of 2007 Supplements to the CSA B149 Codes

Gas > Information Bulletins Read More
9 June 2006

Responsibilities of Field Safety Representatives

Electrical > Information Bulletins Read More
6 April 2006

Securing Water Heaters

Gas > Information Bulletins Read More
9 March 2006

Buried Hydraulic Systems

Elevating > Directives Read More
17 January 2006

Visual Inspection of Doppelmayr DT-104 Detachable Grips

Safety Orders > Passenger Ropeways Read More
6 December 2005

Unsafe Propane Filling Practices

Gas > Information Bulletins Read More
30 May 2005

Machine-Mounted Air Receivers

Boiler and Pressure Vessel > Safety Orders Read More
18 April 2005

Gas Fired Heaters Used Indoors

Gas > Information Bulletins Read More
4 March 2005

Electrical Hazards Resulting from Marijuana Grow Operations

Electrical > Information Bulletins Read More
28 February 2005

Adoption of 2005 Edition of the CSA B149 Codes

Gas > Information Bulletins Read More
6 January 2005

Calculating the Maximum Allowable Working Pressure of Lap Seam Boilers

Boiler and Pressure Vessel > Directives Read More
30 September 2004

Boiler Code Standards for Steam Locomotives

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26 August 2004

Electrical Work not Subsumed in Passenger Ropeway Permits

Passenger Ropeways > Directives Read More
30 July 2004

Train the Trainer - Lift 150

Passenger Ropeways > Directives Read More
7 June 2004

Homeowner Permit – Scope of Work

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