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:

  • October 04, 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:

  • October 04, 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 Newsletter

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Electrical Newsletter

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Get up-to-date with technical news in the new Fall issue of our Electrical Safety Newsletter.

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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.  

BC Safety Authority statement following Crown Counsel’s announcement that no charges will be approved against Babine Forest Products

New Westminster, BC, January 10, 2014—Phil Gothe, Vice-President, Technical Programs for BC Safety Authority (BCSA) today issued the following statement: 

“Following Crown Counsel’s announcement that no charges will be approved in relation to the tragic explosion and fire at the Babine Forest Products sawmill in Burns Lake on January 20, 2012, BCSA is now preparing to release publicly our full incident investigation report.  The report will provide additional information into BCSA’s investigation process and findings. 

“BCSA will release its full report during the week of January 13, 2014, to coincide with the release of WorkSafeBC’s investigation report.  Our full report was not previously released in order to avoid compromising Crown Counsel’s review of WorkSafeBC’s referral. 

“BCSA continues to work with industry to implement our Recommendations Report arising from the Babine incident, as well as the three safety orders that have been issued since 2012 to improve safety in the wood processing industry.” 

BCSA’s full report will be posted on our combustible dust webpage at: www.safetyauthority.ca/combustible-dust 

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BC Safety Authority is an independent, self-funded organization mandated to oversee the safe installation and operation of technical systems and equipment. In addition to issuing permits, licenses and certificates, it works with industry to reduce safety risks through assessment, education and outreach, enforcement, and research. 

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BC Safety Authority Warns of Dangers of Carbon Monoxide

NEW WESTMINSTER, BC (December 3, 2013)—BC Safety Authority (BCSA) is urging British Columbians to be aware of the dangers of carbon monoxide (CO) and to take proper precautions to keep themselves and their families safe.