The Safety Standards Act applies to everyone who installs, alters, maintains or operates electrical equipment. All licensed contractors are required to keep up to date with changes in the Act and Regulations.
- Safety Standards Act
- Safety Standards General Regulation
- Electrical Safety Regulation
- Directives and information bulletins related to the 2015 BC Electrical Code Change
Canadian Electrical Code
All licensed contractors and Field Safety Representatives (FSRs) are required to keep up-to-date with changes in the Act and regulations. Contractors and FSRs must have access to a current edition of the Canadian Electrical Code (C22.1) and BC amendments. Check that your employer has a copy or purchase at retail/wholesale outlets or through the the CSA Group store.
Electrical Safety Orders, Directives, and Information Bulletins
Safety Orders are an instrument that is issued to prevent or reduce the risk of personal injury or damage to property. Compliance is mandatory and enforceable by the Safety Authority.
Directives are instruments that clarify or provide new interpretation of a regulation or code. Compliance is mandatory.
Information bulletins provide helpful information and clarification on exisiting regulations or code that affect your particular technology.
Changes to the regulations and code change seminars
Changes to the BC Electrical Code regulation occur approximately every three years. Courses, seminars and information sessions help you understand interpretations and application of these changes.
Contact your association chapter, CSA or see our 2015 Electrical Code Change Training - Frequently Asked Questions page for information on sessions in your area.
Ask a Safety Officer
Common questions that BCSA safety officers receive from electrical contractors across the province.