Enforcement Process

An enforcement action typically begins with the safety officer identifying a non-compliance. Failure to correct the non-compliance may result in enforcement action and, in some circumstances, action may result directly from this initial finding. Examples include providing a warning notice, issuing a compliance order or recommending that the safety manager impose a sanction. The safety manager will consider the recommendation from the safety officer and determine if a sanction, such as a monetary penalty or discipline order, should be imposed to address the non-compliant behaviour.

Enforcement decisions by safety officers and safety managers are generally subject to review or appeal.

Reviews and Appeals

Enforcement decisions by safety officers may be subject to review by the provincial safety manager if the client requests a review within 30 days of the decision. To request a review, complete the Safety Manager Review Request Form 1077 and send to any BCSA regional office.

Enforcement decisions by provincial safety managers, including reviews of safety officer decisions, may be appealed to the independent Safety Standards Appeal Board within 30 days of the provincial safety manager’s decision.

The appeal and review processes only apply to technical decisions or those that involve the safety officer or safety manager’s legal authority under the Safety Standards Act. To submit concerns about any other BCSA staff conduct, please submit a Complaints and Feedback form.

Appeal Information

If you wish to challenge a decision made by a provincial safety manager, including a review of a safety officer decision, you must file an appeal to the Safety Standards Appeal Board. The Appeal Board is an independent tribunal authorized to hear appeals of certain BCSA decisions.

To commence an appeal or find further information on the appeal process, visit the Safety Standards Appeal Board website.

You can review previous decisions of the Safety Standards Appeal Board, visit Safety Standards Appeal Board Decisions.