Summary of Enforcement Actions
The following is a summary of the quarterly enforcement actions taken by BC Safety Authority between January 1, 2012 and December 31, 2012.
|Total Number of Enforcement Actions||32||26||31||40||129|
| Discipline Orders||0||2||0||0||0|
A compliance order is a written document issued by a safety officer or safety manager requiring that a person take action, stop, and/or modify their regulated work or use of a regulated product in accordance with safety standards and legislation.
|Boilers, Pressure Vessels and Refrigeration||0||1||0||0||1|
|Total Number of Compliance Orders Issued||30||26||30||36||122|
|Expired certificate of qualification||2|
|Failure to address a safety hazard||2|
|No valid BC certificate of qualifications||23|
|Performing regulated work beyone scope of qualification||2|
|Sale of uncertified equipment||2|
|Unsafe tampering or use of regulated equipment||1|
|Unsafe use of regulated equipment||1|
|Use of unqualified workers||13|
|No contractor's licence||18|
|Expired contractor's licence||2|
|Failure to take regulated safety precautions||2|
|Total Number of Compliance Orders Issued||122|
|Technology ||Issued to||Type||Reason|
|Elevating||Canada Construction Lifts Ltd.||Monetary Penalty||A $1,500 monetary penalty was imposed on the duty holder for performing regulated work without the supervision of a licensed contractor.|
|Electrical||An Individual*||Monetary Penalty||A $1,500 monetary penalty was imposed on the duty holder for performing regulated work without the required permit, qualification and/or licence.|
|Elevating||Schindler Elevator Corporation||Monetary Penalty||A $10,000 monetary penalty was imposed on the duty holder for failure to comply with a Safety Order, in particular to complete the driving machine brake maintenance requirements.|
|Electrical||An Individual*||Monetary Penalty||A $500 monetary penalty was imposed on the duty holder for failure to comply with a Compliance Order requiring correction of non-compliances identified on a certificate of inspection.|
|Gas||Guardian Heating & Air Conditioning Inc.||Monetary Penalty||A $1,500 monetary penalty was imposed on the duty holder for perfoming work without the required permit or certification of qualification.|
|Gas||Riske Creek Manufacturing Ltd.||Monetary Penalty||A $4,000 monetary penalty was imposed on the duty holder for performing work without the required licence or certificate of qualification.|
* Provincial legislation restricts the information that may be published with respect to individuals. Accordingly, BC Safety Authority may provide descriptions of enforcement actions taken against individuals but will only identify corporate entities by name.
Eleven appeals were filed with the Safety Standards Appeal Board** in 2012, of which one was dismissed after final determination, four were withdrawn, three were either settled or BC Safety Authority reversed the original decision, and three remained in progress at the end of 2012. The decisions can be reviewed on the Appeal Board’s website.
**The Safety Standards Appeals Board's purpose is to resolve appeals from decisions made under the Safety Standards Act and the Homeowner Protection Act to determine if the decisions were fairly made in accordance with the provisions of the legislation. The Board hears appeals from decisions of safety officers and safety managers appointed under sections 11 and 12 of the Safety Standards Act. These decisions apply to work and products regulated by the Act and its associated regulations, including adopted codes and standards.