The Safety Standards Act applies to everyone who installs, alters, maintains or operates gas technologies. It is essential that you read the following regulations:
If you’re new to the gas industry, you’re undertaking a new type of work or you’d just like a refresher of these standards, please take the time to read all sections. To understand the role BC Safety Authority plays in gas safety, refer to the Overview Manual for Gas.
All licensed contractors are required to keep up to date with changes in the Act and Regulations. Contractors and gas fitters must have access to a current edition of the Canadian Gas Code and BC amendments. Check that your employer has a copy or purchase one for yourself at the CSA Group store.
Gas 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.