These Terms of Reference do not supersede the Bylaws of the BC Association for Crane Safety (BCACS) also known as BC Crane Safety. They are presented here to provide a general summary of the composition, responsibilities and activities of the BC Crane Safety Board of Directors (the “Board”).
BC Crane Safety understands the importance of impartiality and objectivity in carrying out its certification activities as well as effectively managing conflict of interest. The Board is in place to uphold the mandate, vision, mission and organizational objectives of the Association.
The vision of BC Crane Safety is:
Safe and effective crane, hoisting, and rigging operations throughout British Columbia
The mission of BC Crane Safety is:
To engage with our stakeholders concerned with cranes, hoists and rigging, including employers & workers, across multiple sectors to support safe crane and hoisting operations in British Columbia.
The mandate of BC Crane Safety is:
Organizational objectives include:
The Board acts as the responsible stewards of the Association’s resources.
The Board meets regularly to review the operations, accountability and management of the Association’s services, projects and staff.
The Board of Directors regularly reviews reports pertaining the the Association’s operations, including:
The Board consists of 10 members and 5 non-voting members.
Board members are selected representatives from employers, contractors and companies that work in, or directly support, crane operations. Every effort is made to appropriately represent provincial regions and industry sectors.
The Board elects a Chair, Vice Chair and Secretary/Treasurer from within its membership.
The Board Chair is responsible for:
The Vice Chair assumes these responsibilities in the absence of the Board Chair.
Board members must:
Members of the Board do not receive remuneration, but may be reimbursed for certain expenses.
Guests can be invited to Board meetings at the request of the Executive Director or the Chair.
The Executive Director supplies the resources required to facilitate meetings, including a note-taker to document the minutes of the meeting, securing a meeting room and other logistical issues.
The agenda is determined by the Chair and the Executive Director.
A report of the meeting is prepared as soon as possible after each meeting and is made available to the Board members for review and approval.
Members serve on the Board for a term of five years, with the possibility of one renewal. If a Board member is unable to complete their term, they may step down by notifying the Board in writing.
The Board makes decisions based on consensus.
Board members are considered to be in a conflict of interest whenever they themselves, or members of their family, business partners or close personal associates, may personally benefit in any way from their position on the Board. Board members must openly disclose real, perceived, or potential conflicts of interest regarding any matter to be discussed prior to the Board’s deliberation. Any person in a conflict of interest must absent him or herself from the meeting during the Board’s discussion of the matter in question.
These terms of reference may be amended by a majority vote of the Board of Directors.