British Columbia

New online registration page

Since January 2020 Technical Safety BC (TSBC) has provided an online portal for making electronic submissions in an effort to eliminate the use of paper. This secure system works pretty well and can be found here: Main BC Safety authority design registration page. Some explanation is in order.  There are two buttons to press on this page, one is “My Account” and the other is “Register Your Design”.  To register a design choose the “Register Your Design” button and if you are not registered already, choose “not registered” to register. After registering a manual process takes place where TSBC staff send you a login instruction.

You may use the same login obtained to register your design on the main TSBC page by clicking on “My Account” which is where you will find all invoices generated from your application for registration of design.

Reciprocal registration

CSA B51 is pretty clear about the acceptability of reciprocal approvals from other jurisdictions of first registration, and have provided forms to do this for quite some time.  The following page provides all the details: Reciprocal

Boiler Safety Orders, Directives, and Information Bulletins

Directives are interpretation of a regulation or code. Compliance is mandatory.

Exemptions

Not unlike Quebec, Saskatchewan & Manitoba certain categories of fittings are exempt from registration in British Columbia.  The link to this is found here. For more information on listed vs. unlisted components see our newsletter article. 

Regulation

There is the regulation: https://www.bclaws.gov.bc.ca/civix/document/id/complete/statreg/17_104_2004