An action issued to a person or company to correct non-compliant behaviour. Types of sanctions include monetary penalties, discipline orders, or other restrictions issued by a safety manager.

Safety Standards Administrators’ Group

An advisory body comprised of representatives of the 10 municipalities that administer the electrical or gas regulations of the Safety Standards Act. The role of the Safety Standards Administrators’ Group is to share safety information, standardize processes and interpretations, and ultimately to promote greater consistency in provincial safety management.

safety order

A regulatory instrument issued by a BCSA provincial safety manager to prevent or reduce the risk of personal injury or damage to property. Compliance is mandatory.

residual risk

The degree of risk remaining after control measures have been implemented.  

regulated work

Regulated work is the assembly, manufacture, construction, installation, operation, testing, alteration, maintenance, or repair of a regulated product or equipment.

regulated product

Equipment and systems that are subject to the Safety Standards Act:

  • Electrical equipment and systems
  • Boilers, pressure vessels and refrigeration systems
  • Natural gas and propane appliances and systems, including hydrogen
  • Elevating devices, such as elevators and escalators
  • Passenger ropeways, such as aerial trams and ski lifts
  • Amusement devices
  • Complex and integrated technical systems


A register of licensed contractors, including the scope of the licence, the status of the licence, any enforcement actions against the licence, the address of the contractor, and any other information as specified in the regulation. (Established under Section 20(1) of the Safety Standards Act.)


An official list of records.

railway incident

An event where there is no damage or injury but the potential existed for either or both to occur and the cause is related to non-compliance with the approved rules, regulations, guidelines, policies or procedures of the railway or external events or activities beyond the control of the railway.


A reportable railway incident is an incident resulting directly from the operation of rolling stock where:

railway classes

Types of railways regulated by BC Safety Authority: