August 1, 2018

Regulator Updates

Technical Safety BC – Certification Renewal


All certificates issued without an expiry date under the Power Engineers, Boiler, Pressure Vessel & Refrigeration Safety Regulation, including power engineer certificates, will need to be renewed on or before December 2, 2018 in order to remain valid.

For more information and to renew your certificate, follow the below link:

Technical Safety BC – Investigation Report

Please find the link to the Technical Safety BC’s investigation report into the October 2017 incident at Fernie Memorial Arena, where an ammonia release resulted in three workers sadly losing their lives.

The report covers three areas where contributing factors led to the incident: failure of refrigeration system equipment; operational decisions that contributed to the incident; and, impact of inadequate ventilation and discharge systems following the incident. The report includes 18 recommendations to improve equipment maintenance, leak hazard identification, training, and secondary coolant system configuration and construction.

In learning from this incident, we would like to bring greater awareness of these hazards, and I encourage you to read the report and to share it with your association members and anyone interested.

Meryl Howell-Fellows | Business Partner, Stakeholder Engagement

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