On January 23rd, 2020, the Association of Professional Engineers & Geoscientists of British Columbia released Professional Practice Guidelines detailing annual equipment inspection and certification in British Columbia.
The BC Occupational Health and Safety Regulations require that specific equipment classifications undergo inspection & certification by a Professional Engineer annually. Equipment types subject to annual inspection include articulating boom cranes, mobile cranes, aerial devices, sign trucks, masts supporting concrete pumps, tower cranes, fire truck aerial devices and ground ladders, and self-propelled boom-supported work platforms.
The majority of these equipment types require certification as “Safe for Use,” meaning that the Engineer of Record must certify the structural, mechanical, and controls components of the device. Applus+ SKC Engineering offers inspections of the structural components of equipment which grants a limited certification of the structural components of the device.
Applus+ SKC has provided a summary of the guidelines, linked below, to explain client options for obtaining a ‘Safe for Use’ certification in compliance with the BC OHSR.
Find more information regarding Mechanical & Controls Inspection Options by reviewing this Summary.
For assistance with your inspection, certification, and engineering needs contact us.