Incidents are defined as a failure of a regulated product, work or operation that caused damage or injury. Incidents involving work or equipment regulated by the Safety Standards Act are required to be reported to the appropriate provincial safety manager. BCSA investigates many of these incidents to gain an understanding of safety hazards in BC and what actions can be taken to mitigate them.
Incidents for the previous year, along with full details of our methodology, analysis and trends, are provided in BCSA's State of Safety Reports (2016 State of Safety to be released mid-May). You can also view a basic summary of incidents reported to BCSA in 2016 below.
|2016||Incidents - All Technologies|
|2015||Incidents - All Technologies|
Collecting information on incidents over a period of time allows BCSA to uncover important safety trends. The following multi-year case studies provide an in-depth view at some key risks in specific technologies:
- Ammonia Release Incidents (2007-2015)
- Carbon Monoxide Incidents (2007-2015)
- Deropement Incidents (January 2009-June 2016)
- Elevator Leveling Incidents (2009-2015)
As part of BCSA’s commitment to share safety information with clients and the public, we have started to publish select incident investigation summaries. The investigations are documented in BCSA’s enhanced incident investigation report format and organized by technology:
- Amusement Devices
- Boiler, Pressure Vessels and Refrigeration
- Elevating Devices
- Passenger Ropeways