Stakeholder Engagement

Stakeholder engagement is an integral component to the work of BC Safety Authority. By involving our stakeholders in identifying safety issues and developing possible solutions, we grow to better understand the needs and expectations of our clients.

At BC Safety Authority, we have two ways of engaging with stakeholders: Advisory bodies and issue-specific consultations.

Read more about our advisory bodies:




Read more about our issue-specific consultations:

CONSULTATION TOPIC
(click on the link below to access the most recent information on each consultation)

STATUS

Fee consultations

BC Safety Authority will propose changes to our 2018 fee schedules.

OPEN

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Electrical Field Safety Representative program changes

BC Safety Authority will propose changes to the Electrical Field Safety Representative certification program.

PROPOSED (INITIAL)

Consultation anticipated to start in 2017

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Adoption of CSA B44 elevating devices code, 2016 edition

BC Safety Authority will propose BC-specific amendments to the 2016 edition of the CSA B44 elevating devices code for adoption into the Elevating Devices Safety Regulation.

PROPOSED (INITIAL)

Consultation anticipated to start in 2017

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Power engineering consultation

BC Safety Authority consulted on changes affecting the boilers, pressure vessels and refrigeration industries, including recognition of credentials of internationally trained workers, certificate of qualification renewal, and plant registration.

COMPLETED

Consultation closed on August 13, 2016. Read the results of consultation and the resulting regulation changes.

Certification standardization

BC Safety Authority consulted on certification standardization and enhancements from April to June 2016.

 

COMPLETED

Consultation closed on June 13, 2016. Read the results of consultation.

Amusement devices fee consultation 2017

BC Safety Authority proposed a 2.3% fee increase for amusement devices beginning in 2017.

COMPLETED

Consultation closed on July 31, 2016. A final decision on this issue has been made.

Passenger ropeways fee consultation 2017

BC Safety Authority proposed a 2.3% fee increase for passenger ropeways beginning in 2017.

COMPLETED

Consultation closed on July 31, 2016. A final decision on this issue has been made.

Alternative Safety Approaches fee changes 2017

BC Safety Authority proposed a 1.8% fee increase for Alternative Safety Approaches beginning in 2017.

COMPLETED

Consultation closed on July 31, 2016. A final decision on this issue has been made.

Railway fee consultation 2016-2017

BC Safety Authority proposed a 10% increase in both 2016 and 2017 to railway fees.

COMPLETED

Consultation period is now closed. A decision on this issue has been made.

Adoption of Canadian Electrical Code, 2015 edition
BC Safety Authority proposed BC-specific amendments to the 2015 edition of the Canadian Electrical Code for adoption into the Electrical Safety Regulation.
COMPLETED

Consultation period is now closed. A decision on this issue has been made.
Gas Field Safety Representative program implementation

BC Safety Authority canceled its consultation on implementing a field safety representative program for the gas technology. In 2016 we will be consulting on standardizing our approach to certification. See the consultation page on certification standardization.

CANCELED

Adoption of 2015 Gas code updates, including the 2015 CSA B149 series
BC Safety Authority has completed its review of the 2015 edition of gas codes, including the 2015 CSA B149 series, for adoption into the Gas Safety Regulation. Read Information Bulletin IB-GA-2016-01 for details on implementation of the new editions of the gas codes.
CANCELED


Propane Operating Permits

This consultation was to clarify the operating permit requirements for the use of propane pressure vessels as described in the Power Engineers, Boiler, Pressure Vessel and Refrigeration Safety Regulation and CAN/CSA B149.2-10. This consulation has been canceled following feedback received during preliminary discussions with stakeholder groups.

CANCELED

Electrical, Gas, Elevating Devices and Boiler, Pressure Vessel & Refrigeration Fees

BC Safety Authority proposed an increase of a weighted average of 9% over 2015-2017 to fees for the electrical, gas, elevating devices and boiler, pressure vessel and refrigeration technologies. Additional changes were also proposed for specific fees.

COMPLETED

Consultation period has closed. A decision on this issue has been made.

This page only includes consultations from the past three years. For documentation on consultations older than three years, contact engage@safetyauthority.ca