Electrical notification: BCSA to implement new security requirements when naming qualified individuals on permits

BC Safety Authority is increasing the security on how qualified individuals are named on permits. This is in response to feedback and suggestions from contractors and qualified individuals who are concerned about security and preventing fraud.

The permit application will require the following in order to find and select a qualified individual:

  1. The last six digits of the Field Safety Representative’s (FSR) Certification number. If the number is less than six digits, add preceding zeroes. (For example: 001234).
  2. The last name of the Field Safety Representative.

Implementation dates of this security feature are as follows:

  • September 20, 2014 for online permit applications through MyConnection
  • November 03, 2014 for in-person permit applications over the counter at BCSA offices and/or by phone through BCSA’s contact centre at 1-866-566-7233

If you have questions, please call our contact centre or email callcenter@safetyauthority.ca

Gas notification: BCSA to implement new security requirements when naming qualified individuals on permits

BC Safety Authority is increasing the security on how qualified individuals are named on permits. This is in response to feedback and suggestions from contractors and qualified individuals who are concerned about security and preventing fraud.

The permit application will require the following in order to find and select a qualified individual:

  1. The last six digits of the Gas Fitter’s Certification number. If the number is less than six digits, add preceding zeroes. (For example: 001234).
  2. The last name of the Gas Fitter.

Implementation dates of this security feature are as follows:

  • September 20, 2014 for online permit applications through MyConnection
  • November 03, 2014 for in-person permit applications over the counter at BCSA offices and/or by phone through BCSA’s contact centre at 1-866-566-7233

 If you have questions, please call our contact centre or email callcenter@safetyauthority.ca

Canadian Society of Safety Engineering Seminar

URL: 
http://csse-lmc.org/wp/professional-development-seminar-2014
Blurb: 

"A day with Sidney Dekker" - Safety: A bureaucratic responsibility up, or an ethical responsibility down?

Gas Newsletter

URL: 
/news/gas-newsletter
Blurb: 

Check out our new gas safety newsletter with a focus on our Gas Contractor Information Guide.

Electrical Newsletter

URL: 
/newsletter-archive
Blurb: 

Read and subscribe to the new summer issue of Electrical Safety News!

14-53 Safety Officer, Gas - Regular Full Time, Union

Location: 
Prince George
Salary: 
$35.30/hour – $40.88/ hour

The Safety Officer is accountable to the Regional Business Leader for maintaining and enchancing public safety by educating the public and industry and ensuring that codes, regulations and standards of safety are understood and observed.

If you are interested in applying for this position, please submit your resume and covering letter quoting competition number 14-53.

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2014 Annual Public Meeting and Luncheon

Gas and electrical equipment safety in floods

It's that time of year when many areas of the province are preparing for higher than usual water levels and potential flooding.  There are serious gas and electrical safety implications to consider if you are living or working in an area experiencing flooding. BC Safety Authority (BCSA) reminds homeowners and businesses to take precautions with gas and electrical appliances when flooding is expected.

BC Safety Authority statement regarding investigation into Crystal Mountain Resort chairlift deropement

New Westminster, BC, March 6, 2014—Jason Gill, Provincial Safety Manager of Passenger Ropeways and Amusement Devices for BC Safety Authority (BCSA) today issued the following statement:

“On Saturday, March 1, 2014 at approximately 11:00am, an incident was reported to BC Safety Authority involving the full deropement of a fixed-grip double chairlift where three chairs struck the snow, two of them carrying passengers.  The incident occurred at Crystal Mountain Resort (near Kelowna) on the Blue Chairlift at tower #2.