Welcome

The BC Safety Authority Alumni Association is a group of former BCSA employees dedicated to sharing their knowledge and experience related to the safe installation and operation of technical systems and equipment.

The Alumni Association meets at regular intervals to discuss ideas and methods to reduce safety risks through assessment, education and outreach, enforcement, and research.

For more information, contact bcsa.alumni@safetyauthority.ca.

15-15 Senior Safety Officer, Elevating, Ropeways and Amusement

Location: 
Preferred location is New Westminster
Salary: 
$39.57/hour to $45.82/hour
Application deadline: 
30 April 2015, 4:30pm

This position is responsible for supporting the delivery of technical safety services to customers by providing technical guidance to Safety Officers, contractors and certified individuals and by collecting information to improve the safety program.

 

Principal Accountabilities

  • Provide technical advice and support to Safety Officers on directives, codes, standards and technical Standard Operating Procedures to ensure consistent application throughout the Province.
  • Prepare recommendations for Safety Manager on enforcement actions to be taken ensuring that information is completely and accurately documented and the action taken is fair and consistent.
  • Implement enforcement policies by providing clear direction and support to Safety Officers. Provide clear and consistent messaging to clients regarding the potential consequences of enforcement actions when required.
  • Prepare recommendations for Safety Manager on enforcement actions to be taken ensuring that information is completely and accurately documented and the action taken is fair and consistent.
  • Support Safety Officers to provide advice to clients on certification and licensing requirements to ensure that requirements are correctly followed.
  • Lead or participate in serious incident investigations as outlined in the Standard Operating Procedures to ensure that the investigation is thorough, there is no bias involved, and the root cause is determined and understood by all relevant parties.
  • Lead inspections or provide support to Safety Officers in escalated inspection services, including worksite audits, incident investigations and hazard eliminations, to clients and stakeholders to ensure that safety regulations, codes and standards are correctly implemented.  Review requests for variances and equivalencies and makes recommendations to the Safety Manager.
  • Provide technical training and assessment of new and existing Safety Officers to develop competence in all aspects of the role to ensure consistent application of processes throughout the province.
  • Support research and enforcement by ensuring that our data collection practices on inspections, audits, and incidents are consistent and meet the quality measures identified by BCSA. Assist the Field Service Leader in the evaluation of program data collection.
  • Educate clients and stakeholders on how to meet safety requirements and provide information on technical issues, code updates, new requirements and trends by providing presentations, teaching courses, giving demonstrations or providing individual coaching.
  • Maintain expertise by staying up-to-date on industry changes and upgrading knowledge and skills on an ongoing basis.
  • Liaise with standards and accreditation bodies regarding problems with equipment certification and provide feedback to ensure that faulty equipment is eliminated.  Participate on national code committees when requested by the Safety Manager.
  • Support the Elevating, Ropeway and Amusement Safety Program by reviewing regulations and making recommendations for change.

Requirements 

  • Requires completion of a recognized apprenticeship or an equivalent combination of training and experience with an elevator contractor.  Preference for a two year diploma from a recognized Institute of Technology supplemented by 5 years of related experience as an elevator mechanic and a minimum of 3 years of experience as an Elevating Safety Officer; or completion of a recognized apprenticeship from an Institute of Technology as a millwright, heavy duty mechanic or electrician, completion of post secondary course in subjects related to the design and/or operation of passenger ropeways and amusement devices supplemented by 7 years of related experience in the field of construction, maintenance, testing and operation of passenger ropeways and/or amusement devices. A minimum of 3 years of experience as a Passenger Ropeways or Amusement Devices Safety Officer.
  • Experience in the development and interpretation of safety codes and standards and performance monitoring.
  • Knowledge of risk management principles.
  • Knowledge of and experience in the application and interpretation of relevant codes, legislation and regulations.
  • Knowledge of maintenance and safe operation of elevating devices.
  • Experience coaching and mentoring employees and teaching and educating the public.
  • Experience in compliance monitoring and evaluation.
  • Ability to represent the organization at national/international code committees and participate in local and provincial government forums.
  • Ability to assist in developing inspection standards and procedures.
  • Ability to work well independently and in a team environment.
  • Excellent presentation skills supplemented by above average oral and written communication skills.
  • Valid BC Drivers’ License and the willingness to travel throughout the province of BC. 

 

 

If you are interested in applying for this position, please complete this application procedure:

  1. Copy and paste the questions (below) to your email and provide an answer to each question.
  2. Save your cover letter and resume into one document, preferably a PDF file, quoting competition number 15-15.
  3. Attach additional documents as may be required.
  4. Apply Now.

 

Questions:

  1. Do you currently work or have you previously worked for BC Safety Authority? (Response: Yes or No). If yes, please provide your position and department.
  2. Are you legally entitled to work in Canada? (Response: Yes or No). If you are on a work or study permit, please provide the expiry date.
  3. Have you completed a recognized apprenticeship or an equivalent combination of training and experience with an elevator contractor or an apprenticeship from an Institute of Technology as a millwright, heavy duty mechanic or electrician? (Response: Yes or No).
  4. Do you have a two year diploma from a recognized Institute of Technology supplemented by 5 years of related experience as an elevator mechanic and a minimum of 3 years of experience as an Elevating Safety Officer, or have you completed a post secondary course in subjects related to the design and/or operation of passenger ropeways and amusement devices supplemented by 7 years of related experience in the field of construction, maintenance, testing and operation of passenger ropeways and/or amusement devices? (Response: Yes or No).
  1. Do you have an experience in the development and interpretation of safety codes and standards and performance monitoring? (Response: Yes or No).
  2. Do you have knowledge of risk management principles? (Response: Yes or No).
  3. Do you have knowledge of and experience in the application and interpretation of relevant codes, legislation and regulations? (Response: Yes or No).
  4. Do you have a valid BC Drivers’ License are you willing to travel throughout the province of BC? (Response: Yes or No).

 

 

Thank you.

15-16 Field Services Leader - Elevating, Ropeways and Amusements

Location: 
Preferred location is New Westminster
Salary: 
$39.57/hour to $45.82/hour
Application deadline: 
30 April 2015, 4:30pm

Under the guidance of the Safety Manager, supervise a team of multi-disciplinary Safety Officers for the provision of field services, which includes technical assessment, education and outreach activities, incident investigations and enforcement. Through established business processes, this position ensures the operational effectiveness of program services, by way of performance based measurement, quality assurance, and the delegated management of components of the budget. This role is key to integrating standardized practices across a multi-disciplinary matrix organization and to improving operating practices and maintaining strong client relations in the field.

 

Principal Accountabilities

  • Manages the delivery of field services to achieve established business plan objectives and safety program requirements.  This includes the monitoring, reporting and communication of individual and workload, priorities and performance.
  • Responsible for ensuring Occupational Health and Safety requirements of the team are fulfilled.  This includes training, reporting is completed and safety meetings occur and minutes are completed.
  • Provides guidance, support and advice to Safety Officers on the delivery of all field services – including but not limited to: Assessment services; Enforcement; Investigations; and, Education and Outreach
  • Manages daily client issues and complaints, and keeps the Safety Manager informed of emerging trends and opportunities.
  • Ensures quality, performance and consistency of services, through periodic work practice reviews and continuous improvement initiatives.

 

General description of duties:

  • Accountable for administrative tasks such as approving safety officer travel claims, sundry invoices, Posse variance reports, STAR billings, monitoring monthly budget reports, ensuring safety officer coverage and approving leave management requests.
  • Oversees and responsible for the delivery of assessment services including inspection, audit, compliance monitoring, risk assessment and evaluations to ensure client service and support is adequately focused and effective. Coordinates the allocation of resources and oversees the successful delivery of education and outreach initiatives.
  • Coordinates the allocation of resources to hazard and incident investigations and, as required directs a team of Safety Officer Investigators to ensure the effective and efficient execution of the investigative process. Provides support, coaching, guidance, and advice to Safety Officers on enforcement issues and ensures processes are followed to optimize the effectiveness of enforcement actions.
  • Coordinates project-based initiatives meant to support the advancement of assessment services, execution of risk control strategies, implementation of new tools for Safety Officers, and optimization of revenues.
  • Collaborates with the Senior Safety Officers to continually improve the technical competence of Safety Officers through the review of certificates of inspection, incident investigation reports, assessments of as found conditions and identification of technological changes within the disciplines, and to ensure timely and effective technical direction for consistent delivery of safety services.
  • Supports the performance management of a team of Safety Officers. Provides leadership that effectively develops and motivates a multi-disciplinary team of Safety Officers. Provides coaching, training, role clarity and performance support as required.  This includes assessing safety officer capabilities, monitoring and managing performance metrics, creating training plans to develop required areas, establishing plans to assist safety officers with succession planning and career development, facilitating performance management discussions, work scheduling, and accountability for team effectiveness. Provides input to the Safety Manager on the development and completion of Safety Officer Performance Review Plans.
  • Provides support to the Safety Manager in developing tactical service delivery plans, including creating and maintaining client relationships that contribute to and champions t he advancement of the corporate strategy and the achievement of business plan targets. Reports on program performance using established metrics.
  • Provides input into the development and implementation of operational policies, plans, standards, business processes, programs, metrics and reports to ensure that services are delivered consistently within and across technologies and in accordance with legislative and regulatory requirements.
  • Responsible for the resolution of daily client issues and complaints. Documents actions taken and follows up internally and externally to bring closure to the issue or complaint.
  • On request, provides coverage or acts on behalf of the Safety Manager.

Requirements 

  • Requires a combination of technical and business acumen, as demonstrated by 5-7 years of work experience; a diploma or certificate in Business Management, a certificate of a recognized trade qualification or a combination of education and experience.
  • Proven experience leading people and managing projects.  Experience within a unionized environment and interpreting Collective Agreements is preferred.
  • Proven ability to interpret complex technical Acts and Regulations related to multiple services across technologies. Understanding of technical regulations, policy and program requirements.
  • Proven ability to work in a fast paced, dynamic environment, addressing a broad array of business and technical issues, and varying client needs and expectations.
  • Experience analyzing business requirements, developing tactical business plans. 
  • Experience in risk management and risk assessment principles.
  • Experience in mentoring, coaching, and providing one-on-one instruction.
  • Strong inter-personal skills, with demonstrated experience in client service, and conflict resolution.  Ability to influence cross functional teams. 
  • Exceptional oral/presentation and written communication skills with the proven ability to mediate and resolve sensitive issues using business insight and diplomacy.
  • Strong PC skills using Microsoft Office applications.
  • Must be, or able to become, knowledgeable of Occupational Health and Safety standards, regulations, and best practices. 

 

 

If you are interested in applying for this position, please complete this application procedure:

  1. Copy and paste the questions (below) to your email and provide an answer to each question.
  2. Save your cover letter and resume into one document, preferably a PDF file, quoting competition number 15-16.
  3. Attach additional documents as may be required.
  4. Apply Now.

 

Questions:

  1. Do you currently work or have you previously worked for BC Safety Authority? (Response: Yes or No). If yes, please provide your position and department.
  2. Are you legally entitled to work in Canada? (Response: Yes or No). If you are on a work or study permit, please provide the expiry date.
  3. Do you have a combination of technical and business acumen, as demonstrated by 5-7 years of work experience; a diploma or certificate in Business Management, a certificate of a recognized trade qualification? (Response: Yes or No).
  4. Do you have an experience leading people and managing projects?  (Response: Yes or No).
  5. Do you have an experience within a unionized environment? (Response: Yes or No).
  1. Do you have an ability to interpret complex technical Acts and Regulations related to multiple services across technologies? (Response: Yes or No).
  2. Do you have an experience analyzing business requirements, developing tactical business plans? (Response: Yes or No).
  3. Do you have an experience in risk management and applying risk assessment principles? (Response: Yes or No).

 

Thank you.

Electrical/Gas Contractors & FSRs Breakfast & Learn (MyConnection Focus)

31 December 1969 - -

Contact information:
Email: erin.cardona@safetyauthority.ca

Maximum capacity: 99
# of guests allowed per registration: 3

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Multi-Technology Open House/BBQ at BC Safety Authority's Nanaimo Office

11 March 2015 - -

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Breakfast & Learn for Electrical Contractors/FSRs, Lower Mainland

23 April 2015 - 12:00 am - 12:00 am

Willoughby Community Hall
20809 83 Ave.
Langley
V2Y2C4
BC
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Contact information:
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Email: erin.cardona@safetyauthority.ca

Maximum capacity: 100
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Lunch & Learn for Gas/Electrical (MyConnection Focus)

30 April 2015 - -

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Maximum capacity: 40
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Alumni Association Update – February 2015

Thank you for your interest in forming a BCSA Alumni Association.
Since the September 2014 letter seeking expressions of interest in joining an alumni association was sent, several actions have been initiated:

First Executive Committee Meeting - Agenda

Teleconference
Toll-free dial in: 1.866.643.2939;
Conference ID#: 3200040
November 7, 2014, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Attendees: Craig Pickerell, Greg Paddon, Barb Bond and Dolly Zawaduk

Guest:

AGENDA

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MyConnection Online Forum - Electrical & Gas Technologies

1 April 2015 - 2pm - 3pm

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

Maximum capacity: 99
# of guests allowed per registration: 5

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