BC Safety Authority releases incident investigation report on Crystal Mountain Resort

New Westminster, BC, June 26, 2015—BC Safety Authority (BCSA) today released their incident investigation report related to an incident that occurred at Crystal Mountain Resort (near Kelowna) on March 1, 2014.  The incident involved the full deropement of a fixed-grip double chairlift where three chairs struck the snow, two of them carrying passengers.  Four people were taken to hospital. 

BCSA’s report includes conclusions and seven recommendations to prevent further occurrences.

Stay safe at the campground or cottage!

For many British Columbians, Canada Day provides an opportunity for a vacation and a good reason to clean out tents and RVs or open up cottages and cabins.

Before you set up and settle into your favorite summer holiday spot, please take some time to make sure your natural gas or propane appliances are in safe working order.  Portable fuel burning appliances should only be used outside where they are properly ventilated.  Also, read and understand the manufacturer’s certified instructions regarding the safe operation and maintenance of your appliances.

Electrical Tech Talk - "The Operating Permit and the FSR"

16 July 2015 - -

The "River Room"
University of the Fraser Valley Trades & Technology
5579 Tyson Rd.

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Email: learning@safetyauthority.ca

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BC Safety Authority warns against unsafe gas work

British Columbia Safety Authority (BCSA) is calling on homeowners, businesses, building and strata managers in the Shuswap area, particularly in and around Salmon Arm,  who may have had gas work performed by John Lund to contact BCSA.

BCSA has identified numerous instances of Mr. Lund leaving hazardous conditions after working on gas appliances such as furnaces and hot water heaters. He does not possess a valid gas contractor’s license and is not qualified to perform any work related to gas appliances or equipment that is regulated by the BCSA.

“We are asking the public to immediately contact us if you are aware of any work on gas appliances performed by John Lund,” said Wayne Lock, Provincial Gas Safety Manager with BCSA. “Improper work on gas appliances creates risks such as fire or carbon monoxide poisoning which can be fatal.”

BCSA cautioned that other individuals who have no involvement in these events may also be named “John Lund” or a similar name, and this notice is not a reflection of those businesses.

If you have any information regarding work performed by John Lund, please call BCSA at 1-866-566-7233 or email info@safetyauthority.ca  immediately.

About BC Safety Authority

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, licences and certificates, it works with industry to reduce safety risks through assessment, education and outreach, enforcement, and research.


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15-40 Controller

New Westminster

The Controller position is a hands-on and strategic role with direct oversight on the delivery of corporate accounting, financial performance reporting, budgeting, policies and controls, auditing, financial processing, including accounts receivable and accounts payable, and financial reporting consistent with strategic and business plans.

The Controller reports to the Director, Finance, Fleet & Facilities and leads a team of approximately 10 employees, including 8 unionized and 2 excluded staff.  The Controller is responsible for providing proactive and well-informed service to internal leaders to assist them to effectively manage the business and also assists the Director, Finance, Fleet & Facilities to prepare financial reports to meet reporting requirements for the Board of Directors. The Controller works closely with key external stakeholders, including CRA, bank and investment managers, auditors and financial consultants.   

The ideal candidate has completed a university degree and is a qualified professional accountant in good standing with at least 7 years of effective financial management experience, including leading financial operations, reporting, auditing and analysis. The candidate must have excellent business acumen, proven expertise in planning, developing, implementing and monitoring financial controls and the proven capacity to provide relevant and timely financial advice to enhance decision-making and organizational success. A leader and coach, the candidate must have a genuine desire and proven experience to improve corporate service and the demonstrated capacity to set stretch goals and engage a team to realize such goals. A collaborator and problem-solver, the candidate must have excellent oral, presentation and written communication skills and the ability to influence a wide range of audiences, including Executives and Board members, who have varying levels of financial knowledge and experience. A progressive thinker, the candidate must have a strong understanding of technology and financial systems and an authentic appetite for leading and supporting change and for guiding others to realize deadlines, on time and on budget.   Fluency in English is a requirement for this role.

BCSA offers a progressive working environment and competitive compensation and benefits. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply, in confidence, quoting File #14576 to search@janetdavid.com. We thank and acknowledge all candidates and will proactively contact those selected for interviews. For more information about the BC Safety Authority, please go to www.safetyauthority.ca.

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BC Safety Authority’s Annual Report 2014


2014 was the second year of BCSA's 10-year strategy, and our focus was on enhancing and expanding our foundational work.

BC Safety Authority releases 2014 Annual Report

New Westminster, BC, June 1, 2015—BC Safety Authority (BCSA) today released its 2014 Annual Report, which provides an overview of BCSA’s operational and financial performance in relation to targets set in the organization’s 2014-2016 Business Plan.

Lieutenant Governor Safety Awards Sponsor Commitment Form

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BCSA issues statement following jury recommendations from Lakeland Mills Coroner’s Inquest

New Westminster, BC, May 15, 2015—Phil Gothe, Vice-President of Technical Programs for BC Safety Authority (BCSA) today issued the following statement regarding the jury recommendations resulting from the BC Coroner’s Service Inquest into the Lakeland Mills explosion and fire:

Gas and electrical equipment safety in wildfires

Dry conditions and current weather patterns have contributed to an elevated risk of wildfires across many parts of the province.  For residents in areas with a high risk of fire, there are potential hazards associated with gas and electrical equipment.  BC Safety Authority (BCSA) reminds homeowners and businesses to take precautions with gas and electrical appliances if fire, evacuation, or loss of power due to fire is expected.