Electrical

Electrical Code Changes: Grand Forks

14 August 2012 - 12:00 pm - 04:00 pm

Selkirk College
486 – 72nd Avenue
Grand Forks
V0H 1H0
BC
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Email: Kelowna@safetyauthority.ca

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Electrical Tech Talk - 60 More Things Every Electrician Should Know: Revelstoke

4 November 2014 - 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Revelstoke Community Centre
600 Campbell Avenue
Revelstoke
V0E 2S0
BC
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Email: Kamloops@safetyauthority.ca

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Electrical Online Forum: Certification Requirements for Manufactured Homes and RVs

18 November 2014 - 1:00pm - 2:30pm

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Telephone: 7783962105
Email: erin.cardona@safetyauthority.ca

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Breakfast & Learn for Electrical Contractors, FSRs and Admin. Employees

2 December 2014 - 7am - 8:30am

The event will take place in the Archimedes Room, 2nd floor.
BC Safety Authority Head Office
Suite 200, 505 6th Ave
New Westminster

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Electrical Tech Talk - 60 More Things Every Electrician Should Know: Vernon

30 October 2014 - 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Schubert Centre
3505 - 30th Avenue
Vernon
V1T 2E6
BC
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Email: Kamloops@safetyauthority.ca

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Breakfast & Learn for Electrical Contractors, FSRs & Administrative Staff

8 October 2014 - 07:00 am - 08:30 am

Ramada Hotel & Conference Centre
2170 Harvey Avenue
Kelowna
V1Y 6G8
British Columbia
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BCSA Electrical Conference 2014 - Innovative & Sustainable Electrical Energy

12 November 2014 - 8:00am - 1:00pm

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Executive Plaza Hotel and Conference Centre
405 North Road
Coquitlam
V3K 3V9
BC
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Safety Tips

Safe technical systems are BC Safety Authority’s top priority. Fortunately, many safety risks can be reduced or avoided through education and prevention.

With this in mind, we’ve put together the following safety tips sheets to help identify and reduce risks related to some common activities. We encourage you to download and share this important safety information to help reduce risk.

Safety Tip - Electrical sign permit requirements

Does a sign need a permit?

An Electrical Installation Permit is required prior to connecting a sign to electrical power, unless it is a plug-in sign. The permit may be for the sign itself or held under the electrical permit for the premises .

Licensed electrical contractors are responsible for obtaining a permit for the connection of any electrical sign, and owners should obtain a copy of the permit or the permit number for their records .

A sign may require several types of permits. The city or municipality will typically require a permit to erect any sign .

When must the permit be acquired?

An electrical installation permit must be obtained prior to connecting the sign .

If the sign is installed before the approval mark has been applied, it may not be connected to power until after it is approved by a certification agency accredited by the Standards Council of Canada .

Why do I need these permits?

In order to reduce or prevent the risk of electrical shocks and fire, the Safety Standards Act requires that electrical signs be built and installed to meet minimum safety standards. Approval labels and permits provide you with the best assurance that electrical signs installed on your premises meet these safety requirements .

How do I obtain the necessary permits?

An Electrical Contractor licensed by BCSA must obtain the permit and call for inspections .

Can the sign installer hook the sign up to the building’s power? The sign installer may connect the sign if: • they are a licensed Electrical Contractor; and • they obtain an Electrical Installation Permit before connecting the sign; and • they submit a declaration of compliance to the safety officer as outlined in the Electrical Safety Regulation .

Does the sign need an approval mark?

Under section 21(1) of the Electrical Safety Regulation, the sign must bear a mark or label of a certification agency accredited by the Standards Council of Canada .

The approval testing and marking is typically arranged by the sign manufacturer or supplier .

It is the responsibility of the sign installer to verify that the sign has been approved and marked by a testing agency before being connected to power .

Examples of common approval marks

Common Approval Marks
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A full list of approval marks is available on BCSA’s website at www.safetyauthority.ca

Additional information

Additional information about electrical safety and code requirements is available in the: • Safety Standards Act • Electrical Safety Regulation Find these documents on BCSA’s website at: www.safetyauthority.ca/regulations/electrical

Electrical inspection in other areas

The following municipalities are responsible for electrical inspection service within their jurisdictions. When working in the following areas, contact the following for permits and inspections:

  • District of North Vancouver - 604.990.2480
  • District of West Vancouver - 604.925.7040
  • North Vancouver - 604.983.7355
  • Vancouver - 604.873.7600
  • Burnaby - 604.294.7130
  • Maple Ridge - 604.467.7311
  • Surrey - 604.591.4240
  • Victoria - 250.361.0343