BC Safety Authority highlights dangers of carbon monoxide as fall comes to BC

New Westminster, BC, October 22, 2015— BC Safety Authority (BCSA) is advising British Columbians to keep their families safe from the dangers of carbon monoxide (CO) by having gas and fuel burning appliances serviced before colder temperatures arrive.

In the first nine months of 2015, there have been four CO incidents, causing seven injuries, as reported to BCSA.

In 2014, there were 12 CO incidents reported to BCSA. These 12 incidents caused 30 injuries. One incident was reported to have affected 15 people.

BC Safety Authority welcomes Derek Patterson as new VP Legal & Policy and Corporate Secretary

New Westminster, BC, October 9, 2015—BC Safety Authority (BCSA) today announced the addition of Derek Patterson to its executive team as Vice President, Legal & Policy and Corporate Secretary.

Patterson is highly experienced in the practice of regulatory law and change management, having served as chief legal, risk and compliance advisor and corporate secretary to senior leadership teams and Boards of both public companies and Crown corporations. 

Electrical Tech Talk - Low Voltage Services & Electrical Operating Permits

14 October 2015 - 05:30 pm - 08:30 pm

Vancouver Island University - Cowichan Campus
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Lieutenant Governor Safety Awards 2015 - Honouring Those Who Enhance Safety in BC

BC Safety Authority opens nominations for the Lieutenant Governor Safety Awards 2015

New Westminster, BC, July 28, 2015—BC Safety Authority (BCSA) has opened the call for nominations for the Lieutenant Governor Safety Awards 2015, now in its ninth year.

Amusement Devices Safety News

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The latest issue of the amusement devices newsletter is now available. Read about ziplines, rides and more.

BC Safety Authority promotes Safe Digging Month

New Westminster, BC, April 1, 2015—BC Safety Authority (BCSA) is highlighting April as “Safe Digging Month” and reminds British Columbians to be safe and call before they dig. Safe Digging Month coincides with the start of spring digging season and serves as a reminder to homeowners and contractors to call before they start digging.

Gas and electrical equipment safety in floods

It's that time of year when many areas of the province are preparing for higher than usual water levels and potential flooding.  There are serious gas and electrical safety implications to consider if you are living or working in an area experiencing flooding. BC Safety Authority (BCSA) reminds homeowners and businesses to take precautions with gas and electrical appliances when flooding is expected.

BC Safety Authority introduces certification program for elevating devices mechanics

New Westminster, BC, December 17, 2014—BC Safety Authority (BCSA) today announced the implementation of its Elevating Devices Mechanics Certification Program, which establishes consistent certification standards for the industry and reduces safety risks to both workers and the public.

BCSA developed the program in close consultation with the elevating industry and requires that elevating device mechanics complete a specified combination of education, training and continuing professional development.

“Industry-wide standards for training, skills and continuing education will contribute to enhanced safety for both the mechanics who work on elevating devices—including elevators and escalators—and the public who use them,” says Houssam Hamze, BCSA Elevating Devices Safety Manager.

BCSA first initiated the program on July 1, 2013, with an ample transition period to allow existing elevating devices mechanics to provide validation of credentials. Today’s announcement begins the implementation of the new certification program, which includes a 90-day final transition period for the program. As of March 16, 2015, all mechanics performing work on elevating devices in BC will be required to be certified.

“BCSA has worked closely with both industry and government to put the right business practices and regulatory framework in place to support the program,” says Hamze. “We will continue to work with the elevating industry to ensure the long-term success of this certification program.”

As part of the new certification process, mechanics will also be required to maintain and renew their certification every three years. To maintain their certification, mechanics will need to complete 24 hours of continuing education credits over the course of three years prior to renewing their certificate of qualification.

BCSA is mandated to oversee the safe installation and operation of technical systems and equipment in BC, including elevating devices such as elevators and escalators.

For additional information about elevating devices safety, visit the BCSA website: www.safetyauthority.ca

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