Review Of 2018 BC Electrical Code – Call For Consultation

Victoria – In the past months, Technical Safety BC has been reviewing the 2018 Canadian Electrical Code (CEC) to assess the impact of code changes in BC and will soon make recommendations to the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing on its suitability of adoption in BC.

As a part of the review process, they want feedback from electrical industry stakeholders and the general public through an online survey from June 1, 2018 to July 30, 2018.

View more information on the consultation.

The Canadian Electrical Code (CEC) establishes standards for the safe installation and maintenance of electrical systems across Canada by incorporating best practices, expert knowledge and data on incidents and hazards. Part I of the Canadian Electrical code is updated every three years.

Each time a new edition of Part I of the CEC is released, Technical Safety BC leads a review of the code changes to assess the impact in BC and to make recommendations to the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing on its suitability for adoption in the province of BC. A key component of this work involves working with stakeholders, like yourself, to identify important technical and socioeconomic impacts and to identify any additional issues that are specific to BC.

Through this survey, we are seeking your feedback on the impact the 2018 CEC Part I will have on safety, consistency with other regulations, cost, or changes in industry practices/training here in BC.

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