Enforcement Actions 2016

BC Safety Authority took 255 compliance and enforcement actions between January 1 and December 31, 2016. Safety managers and safety officers issued 107 warning notices, 130 compliance orders and imposed 18 sanctions.

Summary of Enforcement Actions
Warning Notices Issued in 2016 by Category
Compliance Orders Issued in 2016 by Category
Sanctions Issued in 2016 by Category
Warning Notices Issued in 2016 by Technology
Compliance Orders Issued in 2016 by Technology
Sanctions Issued in 2016 by Technology
Enforcement Actions Issued in 2016 by Technology

Summary of Enforcement Actions*

Warning Notice 107
Compliance Order 130
Sanction 18
Total Number of Actions: 255
* Railway statistics have not been included in the figures presented.

Warning Notices Issued in 2016 by Category

No Permit 98
Unauthorized person performing regulated work 7
Use or disposal of uncertified products 2
Grand Total 107

Compliance Orders Issued in 2016 by Category

No permit 40
No valid BC certificate of qualifications 1
Use or disposal of uncertified product(s) 3
Provide records 4
Expired contractor licence 5
Failure to request inspection 1
No contractor licence 33
Tampering or unsafe use of regulated equipment 1
Failure to report an incident 1
Outstanding non-compliance(s) 27
Performing regulated work beyond scope of qualification 2
Use of unqualified worker(s) 8
Failure to provide access 4
Grand Total 130

Sanctions Issued in 2016 by Category

Discipline Order  
 - Failure to comply with a compliance order 1
 - Failure to comply with a safety order 2
Monetary Penalty  
 - Failure to comply with a compliance order 8
 - Performing regulated work without the required permission 4
 - Failure to comply with a safety order 3
Grand Total 18

Warning Notices Issued in 2016 by Technology

Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
Electrical 4 7 3 14
Gas 34 12 11 17
Boilers & Pressure Vessels 1 2   2
Grand Total 39 21 14 33

Compliance Orders Issued in 2016 by Technology

Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
Electrical 13 8 12 17
Gas 8 11 12 22
Elevating Devices   2   1
Boilers and Pressure Vessels 4 9 4 7
Grand Total 25 30 28 47

Sanctions Issued in 2016 by Technology

Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
Electrical 1 1 2 1
Elevating Devices 3      
Gas 4 3 3  
Grand Total 8 4 5 1

Enforcement Actions Issued in 2016 by Technology

Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Total
Amusement Rides          
Boilers and Pressure Vessels 5 11 4 9 29
Electrical 18 16 17 32 83
Elevating Devices 3 2   1 6
Gas 46 26 26 39 137
Passenger Ropeways          
Grand Total 72 55 47 81 255