Approval of Manufactured Homes and Factory-Built Structures

2 September 2015

Reference #:  D-EL 2015-02

This Directive is being issued by a provincial safety manager pursuant to section 30 of the SafetyStandards Act.

References:
Bill 19 – 2003     Safety Standards Act
B.C. Reg. 100/2004     Electrical Safety Regulation
B.C. Electrical Code     Part 1
CAN/CSA-Z240     MH Series-92
IB-EL 2015-02     Information Bulletin

Electrical Safety Regulation Section 21 Certification or approved mark required for electrical equipment

Subrule (1)

“A person must not use electrical equipment in British Columbia, or offer for sale, sell, display or otherwise dispose of electrical equipment for use in British Columbia unless the equipment displays a label or mark from a recognized certification agency”

Interpretation

All new equipment (such as factory built structures, manufactured homes) is required to display an approval mark prior to sale or energization.

Electrical Safety Regulation Section 21 Certification or approved mark required for electrical equipment

Subrule (1) (d)

“in the case of  used manufactured homes, used factory-built structures and used park model recreational vehicles, a label supplied by the appropriate provincial safety manager”

Interpretation

A BC Safety Authority issued label (silver label) is accepted in lieu of appropriate certification mark or label applied by a certification or inspection body, recognized by the Standards Council of Canada, for used manufactured homes, used park model trailers, and used factory-built structures.

Note

For mobile home approval and factory-built structures, please refer to BCSA Information Bulletin IB-EL 2015-02.

Ulrich Janisch
Provincial Safety Manager - Electrical