The Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Regulation requires employers to ensure that a professional engineer provides annual certification that the following types of equipment are safe for use:
- Vehicle-mounted elevating work platforms
- Self-propelled boom-supported elevating work platforms
- Mobile cranes
- Aerial firefighting devices
The OHS Regulation states that inspections of these types of equipment must be in accordance with “good engineering practice.”
To help employers and engineers better understand what “good engineering practice” entails, Engineers and Geoscientists BC (EGBC) has recently released a new resource, Certification of Annual Equipment Inspections In BC – Professional Practice Guideline.