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

29 April 2016

Adoption of the CSA Z98–14 Passenger Ropeway and Passenger Conveyor Safety Standard

Information Bulletins > Passenger Ropeways

29 February 2016

BC Electrical Code Section 2 General Rules

Electrical > Directives

29 February 2016

Supervision Requirements Under Electrical Installation Permits

Electrical > Directives

29 February 2016

BC Electrical Code Section 6 - Services and Service Equipment

Electrical > Directives

29 February 2016

BC Electrical Code Section 4 - Conductors

Electrical > Directives

29 February 2016

BCEC Secton 76 – Temporary Wiring

Electrical > Directives

29 February 2016

BC Electrical Code Section 14 - Protection and Control

Electrical > Directives

29 February 2016

Operating Permits

Electrical > Information Bulletins

29 February 2016

Homeowner Permit – Scope of Work

Electrical > Information Bulletins

29 February 2016

High Voltage Installations

Electrical > Information Bulletins

29 February 2016

Services and Service Equipment

Electrical > Information Bulletins

29 February 2016

Application of Polyurethane Spray Foam Insulation on Non-Metallic-Sheathed Cables

Electrical > Information Bulletins

29 February 2016

Responsibilities of Field Safety Representatives

Electrical > Information Bulletins

29 February 2016

Overhead Lines Guideline

Electrical > Information Bulletins

29 February 2016

Approved Certification Marks For Electrical Products

Electrical > Information Bulletins

29 February 2016

Temporary and Permanent Services for Construction Power

Electrical > Information Bulletins

29 February 2016

Section 2 – General Rules

Electrical > Information Bulletins

29 February 2016

Section 4 - Conductors

Electrical > Information Bulletins

29 February 2016

Guidelines for Determining Hazardous Area Classifications

Electrical > Information Bulletins

9 February 2016

Gas Directive Plastic Venting

Gas > Directives

4 December 2015

2015 BC Electrical Code Adoption

Electrical > Information Bulletins

2 September 2015

Approval of Manufactured Homes and Factory-Built Structures

Electrical > Directives

26 August 2015

Protection Of Electrical Raceways And Cables Under Roof Systems And Decks

Electrical > Information Bulletins

30 July 2015

New Boiler, Pressure Vessel And Refrigeration Codes Adopted

Boiler and Pressure Vessel > Information Bulletins

28 June 2015

Railway Clearance

Directives > Railways

26 June 2015

Electrical Operating Permit Requirements

Electrical > Information Bulletins

22 June 2015

Operating Permit Requirements for Propane Pressure Vessels

Gas > Boiler and Pressure Vessel > Directives

4 May 2015

Electrical Operating Permit Requirements

Electrical > Directives

30 March 2015

Approval Of Manufactured Homes And Factory-Built Structures

Electrical > Information Bulletins

25 March 2015

Elevating safety order: Firefighters key switch

Elevating > Safety Orders

27 February 2015

Electrical Directive: Recreational Vehicles

Electrical > Directives

27 February 2015

Electrical information bulletin: Recreational Vehicles

Electrical > Information Bulletins

11 December 2014

Daesung Celtic Enersys recalls tankless gas water heaters

Gas > Voluntary Recall

22 October 2014

Giant Inc. recalls Giant and Best Canadian hot water heaters

Gas > Voluntary Recall

23 September 2014

Retail Propane Refuelling Stations

Gas > Directives

2 September 2014

Boiler Info Bulletin: Design Registration – Changes To The Safety Authority’s Application Process

Boiler and Pressure Vessel > Information Bulletins

24 July 2014

Gas Info Bulletin: Clearance to Meter Regulator Vents

Gas > Information Bulletins

18 July 2014

Gas Directive: Appliance Air Intake Clearance

Gas > Directives

18 July 2014

Gas Directive: CNG Fueling Site Requirements

Gas > Directives

30 May 2014

Elevating Directive: Completion of Non-compliance

Elevating > Directives

28 April 2014

Electrical information bulletin: Load calculations for row-housing

Electrical > Information Bulletins

9 April 2014

Boiler Information Bulletin: Boiler and Pressure Vessel Codes Adopted

Boiler and Pressure Vessel > Information Bulletins

18 March 2014

Gas Directive: LNG dispensing site requirements

Gas > Directives

28 February 2014

FGI 351 Burner Management System by Titan Logix Corporation

Gas > Voluntary Recall

17 February 2014

Elevating directive: Use of jumpers

Elevating > Directives

17 February 2014

Elevating Info Bulletin: Vendor Supplied Machine room Equipment Guarding

Elevating > Information Bulletins

3 February 2014

Gas Info Bulletin: Pipe Welding Requirements for Gas Installations

Gas > Information Bulletins

8 January 2014

Elevating Directive: Major and Minor Alterations

Elevating > Directives

8 January 2014

Elevating Devices Internal Cab Modernization

Elevating > Information Bulletins

12 December 2013

Hazardous Locations - gas equipment

Gas > Information Bulletins

4 November 2013

BC Safety Authority launches electrical safety newsletter

Electrical > Information Bulletins

4 November 2013

New Permit Category: Extra Low Voltage / Low Energy Decals

Electrical > Information Bulletins

3 September 2013

Directive: Section 2

Electrical > Directives

3 September 2013

Info Bulletin: Section 2, Requirements to de-energize electrical equipment

Electrical > Information Bulletins

12 July 2013

Boiler Directive: Determining the Capacity of Refrigeration Systems

Boiler and Pressure Vessel > Directives

12 July 2013

Boiler Information Bulletin: Recommended maintenance and inspection for low pressure steam boilers

Boiler and Pressure Vessel > Information Bulletins

27 June 2013

Information Bulletin: Changes to access dates for online services

Electrical > Information Bulletins

9 May 2013

Information Bulletin: Client Documents Delayed

Electrical > Information Bulletins

29 April 2013

Information Bulletin: Pipe sizing and pressure drop requirements

Gas > Information Bulletins

26 April 2013

Safety Order: Hydraulic Elevators - Griffin controllers

Elevating > Safety Orders

27 March 2013

Changes to electrical online permit purchasing via BC OnLine

Electrical > Information Bulletins

27 March 2013

Changes to gas online permit purchases via BC OnLine

Gas > Information Bulletins

19 March 2013

Boiler Directive: Registration and permit requirements for boiler in heating plants

Boiler and Pressure Vessel > Directives

19 March 2013

Changes For Elevating Devices' Operating Permits: New Installations

Elevating > Information Bulletins

6 February 2013

Changes to the BC Safety Authority application forms for reciprocal registrations

Boiler and Pressure Vessel > Information Bulletins

4 January 2013

Electrical Information Bulletin: UL changes to certification programs

Electrical > Information Bulletins

9 November 2012

Gas Information Bulletin: Gas Venting Only Qualification

Gas > Information Bulletins

1 November 2012

Gas Directive: Propane Vaporizer Approval for BC

Gas > Directives

19 October 2012

Passenger Ropeway Information Bulletin: Work Carrier & Guarding Safety

Information Bulletins > Passenger Ropeways

1 October 2012

Electrical Information Bulletin: Section 6 - Service and service equipment

Electrical > Information Bulletins

1 October 2012

Electrical Information Bulletin: Section 4 - Conductors

Electrical > Information Bulletins

1 October 2012

Electrical Information Bulletin: Section 2 - General rules

Electrical > Information Bulletins

24 September 2012

Safety Order: Doppelmayr DS series fixed jaw failures

Safety Orders > Passenger Ropeways

13 September 2012

Passenger Ropeway Safety Order: Leitner Poma Detachable Installations

Safety Orders > Passenger Ropeways

5 September 2012

Gas Directive: Propane Regulator Installation

Gas > Directives

20 July 2012

Electrical Information Bulletin: Electrical Code Adoption

Electrical > Information Bulletins

30 May 2012

Gas Information Bulletin: Coleman Furnace Failures

Gas > Information Bulletins

29 May 2012

Coleman Furnace Failures

Gas > Voluntary Recall

17 May 2012

Gas Information Bulletin: Propane Cylinder Filling Requirements

Gas > Information Bulletins

11 May 2012

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

Boiler and Pressure Vessel > Directives

11 May 2012

Boiler Directive: Temporary absence of Chief Engineer

Boiler and Pressure Vessel > Directives

17 April 2012

Electrical Directive: BC Electrical Code Section 26

Electrical > Directives

15 February 2012

Boiler Directive: Recognition to Administer Welder Qualification Tests

Boiler and Pressure Vessel > Directives

25 January 2012

Boiler Directive: Inspection Requirements for Piping Systems and Piping Components

Boiler and Pressure Vessel > Directives

24 January 2012

Passenger Ropeways Safety Order: Above Surface Fixed Grip

Safety Orders > Passenger Ropeways

6 December 2011

New Boiler and Pressure Vessel Codes Adopted Information Bulletin

Boiler and Pressure Vessel > Information Bulletins

28 September 2011

BC Electrical Code Section 76-Temporary Wiring

Electrical > Directives

28 September 2011

BC Electrical Code Section 76-Temporary Wiring Information Bulletin

Electrical > Information Bulletins

21 June 2011

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

Safety Orders > Passenger Ropeways

9 June 2011

ASA Directive: Safety Management Hazard Categories

Alternative Safety Approaches > Directives

1 June 2011

Passenger Ropeway Safety Order Foot Passenger Loading Areas

Safety Orders > Passenger Ropeways

13 May 2011

Elevating Bulletin Firefighters Emergency Operations Requirements

Elevating > Information Bulletins

4 May 2011

Industry alert



25 March 2011

Minimum Requirements Retrofit of Fluorescent Fixtures Revision 2

Electrical > Information Bulletins

3 March 2011

Elevating Directive: Periodic Tests Declarations

Elevating > Directives

25 February 2011

Elevating Bulletin Driving Machine Brake-Electric Elevators

Elevating > Information Bulletins

25 February 2011

Elevating Safety Order Driving Machine Brake-Electric Elevators

Elevating > Safety Orders

21 February 2011

HID Safety Alert for Electrical Contractors

Electrical

30 December 2010

Gas Directive Truck to Truck Transfer of Propane

Gas > Directives

14 December 2010

Elevating Bulletin Hydraulic Elevators with Single Bottom Cylinders

Elevating > Information Bulletins

30 November 2010

Mandatory Maintenance

Elevating > Directives

30 November 2010

Adoption of B44-07 Safety Code

Elevating > Directives

10 November 2010

Section 2 - General Rules

Electrical > Directives

10 November 2010

Services - Service Equipment - Panelboards

Electrical > Directives

31 August 2010

Installation of Gas-Operated Refrigerators

Gas > Directives

13 July 2010

Whistler Blackcomb Excalibur Gondola Incident – Report Released

Information Bulletins > Passenger Ropeways

13 July 2010

Water Intrusion Safety Order for All Ropeways

Safety Orders > Passenger Ropeways

4 June 2010

Low Pressure Thermal Fluid Plant Automated Control Systems

Boiler and Pressure Vessel > Directives

3 June 2010

Installation of Glass

Elevating > Directives

8 April 2010

Flexmaster Z Vent Special Vent System - rescinded

Gas > Safety Orders

9 March 2010

Low Thermal Pressure Fluid Plants Staffing Requirement

Boiler and Pressure Vessel > Information Bulletins

8 March 2010

Changes to Power Engineers, Boiler, Pressure Vessel and Refrigeration Safety Regulation (PEBPVRSR).

Boiler and Pressure Vessel > Information Bulletins

1 March 2010

Product Alert: IBC Technologies VFC Boilers

Boiler and Pressure Vessel > Information Bulletins

14 December 2009

Minimum Requirements for Upgrading of Electrical Systems

Electrical > Information Bulletins

2 October 2009

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

Safety Orders > Passenger Ropeways

29 September 2009

Auto - Propane Components and EN 67 Compliance

Gas > Directives

29 September 2009

Propane Low Pressure Hoses for Conversion of Vehicles

Gas > Directives

10 August 2009

Adoption of 2012 BC Electrical Code

Electrical > Directives

22 July 2009

Safety Zone for Elevating Devices

Elevating > Directives

22 July 2009

Hoistway Wiring

Elevating > Directives

22 June 2009

Richmond Elevator Maintenance Ltd - Hydraulic Elevators

Elevating > Safety Orders

1 June 2009

Traction Sheave Brake "Sheave Jammer" - Electric Elevators

Elevating > Safety Orders

19 May 2009

Driving Machine Brake - Electric Elevators

Elevating > Information Bulletins

7 May 2009

Otis CT Driving-Machine Outboard Sheave Shaft Bearing Lubrication

Elevating > Information Bulletins

13 March 2009

High Voltage Installations

Electrical > Directives

12 March 2009

Overhead Line Guidelines

Electrical > Information Bulletins

24 February 2009

Maintaining Clearances on Passenger Ropeways to Other Types of Equipment

Information Bulletins > Passenger Ropeways

1 February 2009

Baldor AC Vector Drives on Virginia Controls Traction Controllers

Elevating > Safety Orders

28 January 2009

Flexible Hose(s) on Hydraulic Elevators

Elevating > Safety Orders

22 December 2008

Inspection Requirements for Leitner Poma Sheave Assemblies

Safety Orders > Passenger Ropeways

18 December 2008

Inspection of Passenger Ropeway Towers for Water Intrusion

Safety Orders > Passenger Ropeways

17 November 2008

Gas Appliance in Mobile Homes

Gas > Directives

9 October 2008

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

Information Bulletins > Passenger Ropeways

24 June 2008

Gas Safety Certification of Recreational Vehicles

Gas > Information Bulletins

28 April 2008

Operating Safely Around Underground Gas Services

Gas > Information Bulletins

22 January 2008

Passengers Failing to Load or Unload from Above Surface Ropeways

Safety Orders > Passenger Ropeways

11 December 2007

Hydrogen Regulation under the GSR and PEBPVRSR

Gas > Directives

11 December 2007

Compressed Natural Gas Filling Station Logbook

Gas > Directives

11 December 2007

Gas Fired Pottery Kilns

Gas > Directives

11 December 2007

Guidelines for Temporary Propane Installations

Gas > Directives

11 December 2007

Replacement Water Heater Permit Decal

Gas > Directives

21 November 2007

Requirements for a Gas Appliance in Bedroom

Gas > Directives

8 November 2007

Gas Line Pressure Regulator Sizing Requirements

Gas > Information Bulletins

6 November 2007

Roof Top Outdoor Connector Requirements

Gas > Directives

30 October 2007

Vent and Chimney Sizing

Gas > Directives

19 October 2007

Complete Version - Annual Servicing for Gas Appliances

Gas > Information Bulletins

19 October 2007

Quick Reference - Annual Servicing for Gas Appliances

Gas > Information Bulletins

4 September 2007

Procedure and Training Review for Zipline Operators

Amusement Devices > Safety Orders

26 April 2007

Multiple Riders in Waterslide Flumes

Amusement Devices > Directives

2 March 2007

Section 4 - Conductors

Electrical > Directives

1 March 2007

Passengers Falling from Carriers on Above Surface Passenger Ropeways

Information Bulletins > Passenger Ropeways

21 February 2007

Safety Management Plans Required for Passenger Ropeway Contractors

Passenger Ropeways > Directives

18 December 2006

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

Information Bulletins > Passenger Ropeways

6 December 2006

Changes to Plastic Venting Requirements

Gas > Information Bulletins

6 December 2006

Adoption of 2007 Supplements to the CSA B149 Codes

Gas > Information Bulletins

29 August 2006

Inspection and Servicing of Revent Gas Bakery Ovens

Gas > Safety Orders

14 July 2006

Water Circulation Inlets in Waterslide Pools Operation and Maintenance Requirements

Amusement Devices > Information Bulletins

6 April 2006

Securing Water Heaters

Gas > Information Bulletins

9 March 2006

Buried Hydraulic Systems

Elevating > Directives

17 January 2006

Visual Inspection of Doppelmayr DT-104 Detachable Grips

Safety Orders > Passenger Ropeways

7 December 2005

Installation of Gas Appliances into Solid Fuel Fireplaces

Gas > Safety Orders

6 December 2005

Nozzle for Propane Dispensing to Private Fleets and Cylinder Filling

Gas > Information Bulletins

6 December 2005

Unsafe Propane Filling Practices

Gas > Information Bulletins

30 May 2005

Machine-Mounted Air Receivers

Boiler and Pressure Vessel > Safety Orders

18 April 2005

Gas Fired Heaters Used Indoors

Gas > Information Bulletins

4 March 2005

Electrical Hazards Resulting from Marijuana Grow Operations

Electrical > Information Bulletins

28 February 2005

Adoption of 2005 Edition of the CSA B149 Codes

Gas > Information Bulletins

16 February 2005

Setup of Mueller Deropement Switches on Combination or "Rosta" Sheave Assemblies

Safety Orders > Passenger Ropeways

6 January 2005

Calculating the Maximum Allowable Working Pressure of Lap Seam Boilers

Boiler and Pressure Vessel > Directives

30 September 2004

Boiler Code Standards for Steam Locomotives

Boiler and Pressure Vessel > Information Bulletins

26 August 2004

Electrical Work not Subsumed in Passenger Ropeway Permits

Passenger Ropeways > Directives

30 July 2004

Train the Trainer - Lift 150

Passenger Ropeways > Directives

7 June 2004

Homeowner Permit – Scope of Work

Electrical > Directives