Enforcement Actions 2013

Summary of Enforcement Actions

Summary of Enforcement Actions
Enforcement Actions 2008-2012
Quarterly Compliance Orders Issued in 2013 by Technology
Compliance Orders Issued in 2013 by Category
Sanctions Imposed in 2013

BC Safety Authority took 104 enforcement actions between January 1 and December 31, 2013. Safety officers and safety managers issued 36 warning notices, 53 compliance orders and imposed 15 sanctions.

Table A: 2013 Summary of Enforcement Actions

Enforcement ActionsTotal
   Warning Notice
36
   Compliance Order53
   Sanction
15
Total Number of Enforcement Actions104

Note: Railway statistics have not been included in figures presented.

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Table B: Enforcement Actions 2008-2012

 Enforcement Action20122011201020092008
    Compliance Orders122166173308286
    Monetary Penalties7111455
    Discipline Orders
02000

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Compliance Orders

A compliance order is a written document issued by a safety officer or safety manager requiring that a person take action, stop, and/or modify their regulated work or use of a regulated product in accordance with safety standards and legislation.

Table C: Quarterly Compliance Orders Issued in 2013 by Technology

TechnologyQ1Q2Q3Q4
Total
   Amusement Rides000
00
   Boilers, Pressure Vessels and Refrigeration52
0
1
8
   Electrical442
515
   Elevating Devices241
07
   Gas964
221
   Passenger Ropeways200
02
Total Number of Compliance Orders Issued22167
853

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Table D: Compliance Orders Issued in 2013 by Category

Compliance Orders
Qty Issued
   Boilers and Pressure Vessels
8
      No contractor's licence
2
      No permit
3
      No valid BC certificate of qualifications
1
      Safety violation: SV - Outstanding non-compliance(s)
1
      Incorrect permit
1


Electrical15
      No contractor's licence
6
      No permit
2
      No valid BC certificate of qualifications
1
      Outstanding non-compliance(s)
2
      Use of unqualified workers
3
      Sale of uncertified equipment
1


Elevating Devices
7
      Failure to address a safety hazard1
      No contractor's licence1
      No permit4
      Outstanding non-compliance(s)1
  
Gas21
      Failure to take regulated safety precautions1
      No contractor's licence4
      No permit8
      Outstanding non-compliance(s)3
      Performing regulated work beyond scope of qualifications2
      Use of unqualified workers2
      Provide records1
      
Passenger Ropeways2
      Failure to address a safety hazard1
      Failure to take regulated safety precautions1

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Table E: Sanctions Imposed in 2013

Company:         
Technology:

Type:
Date of Sanction:  
Summary:

BRADSHAW CONSTRUCTION COMPANY LTD.
Elevating Devices
Monetary Penalty
Q1
A $ 5,300 monetary penalty was imposed on the duty holder for operating regulated elevating equpment without the required permit.

Company:
Technology:

Type:
Date of Sanction: 
Summary:
CRYSTAL MOUNTAIN RESORTS LTD.
Passenger Ropeways
Monetary Penalty
Q1
An $ 8,000 monetary penalty was imposed on the duty holder for failure to comply with a safety order.
Company:
Technology:

Type:
Date of Sanction:
Summary:
AN INDIVIDUAL*
Gas
Monetary Penalty
Q2
A $ 4,000 monetary penalty was imposed on the duty holder for failure to comply with a compliance order, term and condition of a licence, and for permforing pregulated work without a permit.
Company:
Technology:

Type:
Date of Sanction:
Summary:
0845515 BC LTD.
Gas
Monetary Penalty
Q2
A $ 4,000 monetary penalty was imposed on the duty holder for performing regulated work without the required certificate of qualitications, permit or permission.
Company:
Technology:

Type:
Date of Sanction:
Summary:
RISKE CREEK MANUFACTURING LTD.
Gas
Monetary Penalty
Q2
A $ 6,000 monetary penalty was imposed on the duty holder for failure to comply with a compliance order.
Company:
Technology:

Type:
Date of Sanction:
Summary:
AN INDIVIDUAL*
Gas
Monetary Penalty
Q2
A $ 750 monetary penalty was imposed on the duty holder for performing regulated work without the required permission.
Company:
Technology:

Type:
Date of Sanction:
Summary:
KORAB ELECTRICAL INC.
Electrical
Monetary Penalty
Q2
A $ 4,700 monetary penalty was imposed on the duty holder for failure to comply with specific terms and conditions of a licence as applied by a Safety Manager.
Company:
Technology:

Type:
Date of Sanction:
Summary:
WESTVIEW MOTOR INN LTD.
Electrical
Monetary Penalty
Q2
A $ 2,200 monetary penalty was imposed on the duty holder for failure to comply with a compliance order.
Company:
Technology:

Type:
Date of Sanction:
Summary:
AN INDIVIDUAL*
Gas
Conditions Attached to Certificate of Qualification
Q2
A sanction was imposed by the Safety Manager on the duty holder in regards to a certificate of qualifications. The Safety Manager attached specific conditions onto the certficate of qualifications subsequent to an incident investigation.
Company:
Technology:

Type:
Date of Sanction:
Summary:
AN INDIVIDUAL*
Electrical
Monetary Penalty
Q3
A $ 1,000 monetary penalty was imposed on the duty holder for failure to comply with a compliance order.
Company:
Technology:

Type:
Date of Sanction:
Summary:
CONNAUGHT MOTORS INNS LTD.
Electrical
Monetary Penalty
Q3
A $ 8,000 monetary penalty was imposed on the duty holder for failure to comply with a compliance order.
Company:
Technology:

Type:
Date of Sanction:
Summary:
735284 BC LTD.
Electrical
Monetary Penalty
Q3
A $ 500 monetary penalty was imposed on the duty holder for failure to obtain permits before performing regulated work.

* Provincial legislation restricts the information that may be published with respect to individuals. Accordingly, BC Safety Authority may provide descriptions of enforcement actions taken against individuals but will only identify corporate entities by name.

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Appeals

15 appeals were filed with the Safety Standards Appeal Board in 2013. Decisions of the Safety Standards Appeal Board can be viewed on their website.

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