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:

railway accident

An event that results in injury or damage relating to the railway’s operations.


A reportable railway accident is:

An accident resulting directly from operation of rolling stock, where:

(a) A person sustains a serious injury or is killed as a result of
1) Being on board or getting on or off the rolling stock, or
2) Coming into contact with any part of the rolling stock or its contents; or

qualified professional

A person who is deemed by the safety manager or Safety Standards Act to have professional qualifications or a combination of skills and experience relevant to regulated equipment, work or activities.

qualified person

A person with an appropriate combination of education, skill, and knowledge, including as demonstrated by a certificate, to carry out regulated work or other regulated activities according to the Safety Standards Act.

physical assessment

See definition for inspection.


A form of permission that allows a person to perform regulated work, or operate regulated equipment as authorized by the applicable regulations in their field of expertise. A permit is normally associated with a specific person and site.


A person or company that owns or leases regulated products or equipment. 


A person or company authorized by the owner to manage the operation of regulated product or equipment.