The Safety Standards Act applies to everyone who installs, alters, maintains or operates electrical equipment. It’s essential that you are familiar with the following regulations:
Safety Standards Act
Safety Standards General Regulation
Electrical Safety Regulation
BC Amendments to the Canadian Electrical Code (can be found at the end of the Electrical Safety Regulation)
Fee Setting Criteria Regulation
Monetary Penalty Regulation
* Note: The Canadian Electrical Code (C22.1) is available through many retail and wholesale outlets. Copies may also be purchase directly from CSA Group.
If you’re new to the electrical industry, you’re undertaking a new type of work or you’d just like to refresh your memory, please take the time to read all items. To understand the role the BC Safety Authority plays in electrical safety, refer to the Electrical Overview Manual.
Where to buy the Canadian Electrical Code Book
All licensed contractors and Field Safety Representatives (FSRs) are required to keep up-to-date with changes in the Act and regulations. Contractors and FSRs must have access to a current edition of the Canadian Electrical Code (C22.1) and BC amendments. Purchase one for yourself at the CSA Group store.
Electrical Safety Orders, Directives, and Information Bulletins
Safety Orders are an instrument that is issued to prevent or reduce the risk of personal injury or damage to property. Compliance is mandatory and enforceable by the Safety Authority.
Directives are instruments that clarify or provide new interpretation of a regulation or code. Compliance is mandatory.
Information bulletins provide helpful information and clarification on exisiting regulations or code that affect your particular technology.
Changes to the regulations and code change seminars
Changes to the BC Electrical Code regulation occur approximately every three years. Courses, seminars and information sessions help you understand interpretations and application of these changes.
Contact your association chapter, CSA or BCSA office for information on sessions in your area.