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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.
BCSA engages through stakeholders through 1) Advisory bodies and 2) Issue-specific consultations.
(click on the link below to access the most recent information on each consultation)
BC Safety Authority will propose changes to the Electrical Field Safety Representative certification program.
BC Safety Authority has proposed changes to our 2018 fee schedules.
This consultation closed on August 8, 2017. Results will be communicated shortly.
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.
Consultation anticipated to start in 2017
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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.
BC Safety Authority consulted on certification standardization and enhancements from April to June 2016.
Consultation closed on June 13, 2016. Read the results of consultation.
BC Safety Authority proposed a 2.3% fee increase for amusement devices beginning in 2017.
Consultation closed on July 31, 2016. A final decision on this issue has been made.
BC Safety Authority proposed a 2.3% fee increase for passenger ropeways beginning in 2017.
COMPLETEDConsultation closed on July 31, 2016. A final decision on this issue has been made.
BC Safety Authority proposed a 1.8% fee increase for Alternative Safety Approaches beginning in 2017.
BC Safety Authority proposed a 10% increase in both 2016 and 2017 to railway fees.
|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.
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.
|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.
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.
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.
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, email firstname.lastname@example.org