BC Safety Authority releases incident investigation report on Crystal Mountain Resort

New Westminster, BC, June 26, 2015—BC Safety Authority (BCSA) today released their incident investigation report related to an incident that occurred at Crystal Mountain Resort (near Kelowna) on March 1, 2014.  The incident involved the full deropement of a fixed-grip double chairlift where three chairs struck the snow, two of them carrying passengers.  Four people were taken to hospital. 

BCSA’s report includes conclusions and seven recommendations to prevent further occurrences.

Stay safe at the campground or cottage!

For many British Columbians, Canada Day provides an opportunity for a vacation and a good reason to clean out tents and RVs or open up cottages and cabins.

Before you set up and settle into your favorite summer holiday spot, please take some time to make sure your natural gas or propane appliances are in safe working order.  Portable fuel burning appliances should only be used outside where they are properly ventilated.  Also, read and understand the manufacturer’s certified instructions regarding the safe operation and maintenance of your appliances.

Electrical Tech Talk - "The Operating Permit and the FSR"

16 July 2015 - -

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University of the Fraser Valley Trades & Technology
5579 Tyson Rd.
Chilliwack

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BC Safety Authority warns against unsafe gas work

British Columbia Safety Authority (BCSA) is calling on homeowners, businesses, building and strata managers in the Shuswap area, particularly in and around Salmon Arm,  who may have had gas work performed by John Lund to contact BCSA.

BCSA has identified numerous instances of Mr. Lund leaving hazardous conditions after working on gas appliances such as furnaces and hot water heaters. He does not possess a valid gas contractor’s license and is not qualified to perform any work related to gas appliances or equipment that is regulated by the BCSA.

“We are asking the public to immediately contact us if you are aware of any work on gas appliances performed by John Lund,” said Wayne Lock, Provincial Gas Safety Manager with BCSA. “Improper work on gas appliances creates risks such as fire or carbon monoxide poisoning which can be fatal.”

BCSA cautioned that other individuals who have no involvement in these events may also be named “John Lund” or a similar name, and this notice is not a reflection of those businesses.

If you have any information regarding work performed by John Lund, please call BCSA at 1-866-566-7233 or email info@safetyauthority.ca  immediately.

About BC Safety Authority

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, it works with industry to reduce safety risks through assessment, education and outreach, enforcement, and research.

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BC Safety Authority releases 2014 Annual Report

New Westminster, BC, June 1, 2015—BC Safety Authority (BCSA) today released its 2014 Annual Report, which provides an overview of BCSA’s operational and financial performance in relation to targets set in the organization’s 2014-2016 Business Plan.

BCSA issues statement following jury recommendations from Lakeland Mills Coroner’s Inquest

New Westminster, BC, May 15, 2015—Phil Gothe, Vice-President of Technical Programs for BC Safety Authority (BCSA) today issued the following statement regarding the jury recommendations resulting from the BC Coroner’s Service Inquest into the Lakeland Mills explosion and fire:

Gas and electrical equipment safety in wildfires

Dry conditions and current weather patterns have contributed to an elevated risk of wildfires across many parts of the province.  For residents in areas with a high risk of fire, there are potential hazards associated with gas and electrical equipment.  BC Safety Authority (BCSA) reminds homeowners and businesses to take precautions with gas and electrical appliances if fire, evacuation, or loss of power due to fire is expected.

Wake Up & Learn for Electrical Contractors/FSRs (MyConnection focus)

16 June 2015 - 7:00 am - 8:30 am

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BC Safety Authority
505 6th Street
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BC
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BC Safety Authority releases 2014 State of Safety Report

New Westminster, BC, May 1, 2015—BC Safety Authority (BCSA) today released its 2014 State of Safety Report, a comprehensive overview of BCSA’s activities and information analysis, including data on installation and operating assessments, incident investigations, as well as research and enforcement activities.  The report is designed to help people understand technical trends and use the knowledge to make informed safety decisions.

Lunch & Learn for Gas/Electrical (MyConnection Focus)

27 May 2015 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm

Legends Whistler
2036 London Lane
Whistler
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