Drawings, specifications, calculations and instructions necessary to construct, install and maintain equipment in compliance with the Safety Standards Act.

declaration of compliance

A signed statement made by a duty holder stating that work subject to the Safety Standards Act is complete and complies to a specified code, standard or other requirement and is safe for use.

control measure

Method applied by duty holders to prevent intrinsic hazards from resulting with unintended consequences. Examples include:

  • Use of qualified professionals or persons to perform the work
  • Ensuring the products, equipment and work conform to safety codes and standards
  • Ensuring workers are aware of the hazards related to regulated equipment and work
  • Fostering a positive safety culture within the working environment
  • Including regulated product, equipment and work into safety management plans

compliance order

A document issued to a person or company by a BCSA safety officer or safety manager that specifies actions to be taken, stopped or modified.

client segment

The primary target audience for a product or service.

certificate of qualification

A certificate issued by BC Safety Authority to an individual who provides evidence of his/her knowledge and ability to do regulated work in a manner that meets the requirements under the Safety Standards Act and allows an individual to perform regulated work in British Columbia within the scope of the certificate.

certificate of inspection

A document issued by BC Safety Authority upon completion of a physical assessment or inspection. This document identifies as found conditions and any non-compliances with respect to the regulated work, product or equipment that must be corrected by the permit holder.


An independent, systematic review supported by objective evidence that is focused on a system or process.

as-found conditions

Conditions observed by safety officers during physical assessments, investigations, or audits of regulated work, product or equipment, or safety systems.

BC Safety Authority’s Annual Report 2015


Throughout 2015, BCSA developed products and services that added value for our clients and engaged stakeholders.