29 July 2013

BC Safety Authority takes 48 enforcement actions in the first half of 2013

BC Safety Authority (BCSA) has taken 48 enforcement actions against contractors, equipment owners and others doing work or using regulated equipment in BCSA-regulated technologies in the first half of 2013.

As part of an ongoing effort by BC Safety Authority to promote compliance with safety standards and legislation, 38 Compliance Orders were issued between January 1 and June 30, 2013 along with 10 monetary penalties.

A Compliance Order is a written document issued by a safety officer 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.

Of the monetary penalties imposed in the first half of 2013, five were for Gas, one was for Electrical, one was for Elevating Devices and one was for Passenger Ropeways. Full details on these and other enforcement actions are published on the Safety Authority’s website at: http://safetyauthority.ca/enforcement/enforcement-actions.

In order to appreciate enforcement actions in the broader perspective of BC’s safety system, please refer to the State of Safety Report which can be accessed through the BCSA website at http://www.safetyauthority.ca/about/publications.

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, enforcement, research and education.