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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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

Electrical, Gas, Elevating Devices and Boiler, Pressure Vessel & Refrigeration Fees (2015-2017)

BC Safety Authority is proposing an increase of a weighted average of 9% over the next three years to fees for the electrical, gas, elevating devices and boiler, pressure vessel and refrigeration technologies. Additional changes are also proposed for specific fees.

Status: Closed (decision pending)

This consultation is now closed as at September 15, 2014, 12:00pm PDT.

Review the consultation material

Read the discussion paper (including the proposed fee schedules)
View the proposed electrical fee schedule
View the proposed gas fee schedule
View the proposed elevating devices fee schedule
View the proposed boilers, pressure vessels and refrigeration fee schedule
View the proposed homeowner fee schedule

Learn about the feedback already received

Read the Frequently Asked Questions for the 2015-2017 fee consultation
Read the comments received to date
Number of comments received to date: 55

Provide feedback

Thank you to those who provided their feedback. All comments received will be moderated and posted on our website according to our Content Submission Guidelines.

Meeting schedule:

Tuesday, August 5
COMPLETE

Elevating devices clients
Webinar and in-person meeting

Wednesday, August 6
COMPLETE

All clients
Webinar meeting

Tuesday, August 26
COMPLETE

Elevating devices clients
Webinar and in-person meeting

Summary results of the consultation

Results will be communicated in the coming weeks.

Decision

A decision will be rendered once consultation feedback has been reviewed and taken into consideration.

Questions?

Contact us at feecomments@safetyauthority.ca

Breakfast & Learn for New Electrical Contractors: New Westminster

24 June 2014 - 07:00 am - 08:30 am

Archimedes Room, 2nd Floor
BC Safety Authority
505 - 6th Street
New Westminster
V3L 0E1
BC
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Electrical Tech Talk - 60 More Things Every Electrician Should Know: Squamish

25 June 2014 - 02:30 pm - 05:30 pm


Squamish Valley Golf and Country Club
2458 Mamquam Road
Upstairs Meeting Room
Squamish
V8B 0H8
BC
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Email: lmn.techtalk@safetyauthority.ca

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

16 June 2014 - 02:30 pm - 05:30 pm


Whistler Village Inn & Suites
4429 Sundial Place
Whistler
V0N 1B4
BC
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Test - Internal Use Only

21 May 2014 - 03:28 pm - 03:42 pm


Camosun College - Interurban Campus
4461 Interurban Road
Room CC124 A/B
Victoria
V9E 2C1
BC
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