NEW WESTMINSTER, BC, Jan. 12, 2017 /CNW/ - BC Safety Authority (BCSA) has released its 2017-2019 Business Plan, outlining its goals for the next three years and defining how it will measure success. The theme "Quality Connections" represents BCSA's business focus in year five of its 10-Year Strategy.
"The public is safeguarded by something that is all around you - the Safety System," says Catherine Roome, BCSA President & CEO. "It's a connected network of people, industry and regulators who see to it that you can safely use the technology we all take for granted, and which gives us our tremendous quality of life here in BC."
"BCSA's business plan describes how we will deliver on our strategy by enhancing support for the integrity of the safety system, with a focus on increasing connections to the safety system in 2017."
"This is a message to those businesses and individuals illegally operating outside the safety system: we are charged with protecting the public from you. And as an organization with trained technical professionals, supported by sophisticated tools and means of assessment, we have the capability to enforce participation." Homeowners can protect themselves by always insisting on permits and using a licensed contractor as listed on BCSA's website.
BCSA's six strategic priorities will build on existing technical expertise to benefit clients and the public by influencing better safety outcomes. In 2017, BCSA will:
- Expand tracking of safety issues and offerings to certificate holders.
- Support risk-informed decision making and data sharing.
- Promote awareness and connectivity through online service channels.
- Enhance safety products and services for asset owners.
- Improve technology infrastructure and support employee skill development.
BCSA issues its Business Plan each year in accordance with the Administrative Agreements between the organization and the Province of British Columbia, and as part of BCSA's commitment to maintain transparency.
About BC Safety Authority
BC Safety Authority is an independent, self-funded organization mandated to oversee the safe installation and operation of technical systems and equipment. In addition to issuing permits, licences and certificates, it works with industry to reduce safety risks through assessment, education and outreach, enforcement, and research.
SOURCE British Columbia Safety Authority
For further information: BCSA publications are available at: www.safetyauthority.ca/about/publications