COVID-19 service update

Safety critical assessments and incident investigations are continuing, as per our mandate. More information here.

Assessments at Technical Safety BC
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Assessments at Technical Safety BC

We assess the safety of work through physical and remote assessments (inspections), and through predictive algorithms that support the decision making of our safety officers. Together, these methods allow us to target the areas of highest risk to the public, while maximizing efficiency and effort.

Technical Safety BC conducts assessments to confirm that owners are complying with Regulations and the Safety Standards Act. Permit-holding contractors will often perform similar inspections, and our safety officers will step in when their expertise is needed.

Technical Safety BC conducts both insights-based and discretionary assessments. Assessments prioritize the areas with the highest probability of hazard risks.

How COVID-19 has changed assessments

As the province enters Step 3 of the BC Restart Plan, our assessment practice will continue to make use of all the tools available to us: remote, physical, and system assessed. We will continue to balance both remote and in-person assessments when possible.

As partners in the safety system, we are asking for your support with remote assessments by:

  • sending us the required documents, photos, and videos that will be requested by your local safety officers
  • actively responding to phone calls and emails

Get your work assessed

Learn more about inspection obligations and how to request an assessment. Choose your technology below:

ASME Authorized Inspection Agency (AIA)

We continue to provide physical ASME AIA manufacturing shop inspections to ensure that equipment conforms to American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Certification Program rules governing the design, fabrication, assembly, and inspection of boiler and pressure vessel components during construction. Fill out this form to Request an ASME Shop Inspection.