OTTAWA, June 3, 2013 /CNW/ - For the first time, the Government of
Alberta has formally recognized the first Standards Council of Canada
(SCC)-accredited gas-fired appliance and equipment inspection body,
ENEFEN Energy Efficiency Engineering Ltd (ENEFEN).
"The Safety Services branch of Alberta Municipal Affairs welcomes ENEFEN
as the first accredited inspection body in Canada," says Sidney
Manning, Chief Plumbing & Gas Administrator, Municipal Affairs/Safety
Services at the Government of Alberta. "The industrial sector in Alberta will reap the benefit from this
critical introduction of a gas specific inspection body that will be
able to inspect one-of-a-kind and site-specific installations in
support of the Gas Code Regulation under the Safety Codes Act."
ENEFEN recently became the first accredited inspection body under SCC
Inspection Body Accreditation Program (IBAP) for commercial and
industrial gas-fuelled equipment.
"We are pleased to congratulate ENEFEN on their notable achievement,"
says Chantal Guay, Vice-President, Accreditation Services at SCC. "This
accreditation provides an added assurance to Canadians, especially to
those living close to facilities operating these commercial gas
appliances, that the equipment certified by ENEFEN meets Canadian code
requirements and is safe to operate."
SCC's inspection body accreditation is the process of assessing and
publicly recognizing the integrity, reliability and technical
competence of an organization's inspection services. Inspection
services can cover diverse subjects such as the installation of
specialty electrical equipment, gas-piping systems or commercial gas
equipment. The accreditation of an organization's inspection services
by SCC is a means of demonstrating that those services, falling within
the scope of their formal accreditation, conform to an accepted set of
"The accreditation process is challenging. It makes you re-evaluate and
standardize your existing internal and external processes," says Jozef
Jachniak, ENEFEN's President and Chief Field Inspector. "However, the
audit is an opportunity to show your optimized processes to expert
auditors. We are grateful to the Standards Council of Canada for
guiding us through every step of the way."
ENEFEN's SCC accreditation is in accordance with the provisions of ISO
17020:2012 Conformity assessment - Requirements for the operation of various types
of bodies performing inspection and CAN-P-1608 Additional Requirements for the Accreditation of Inspection Bodies. It accredits ENEFEN's capability to perform inspection evaluations
based on Canadian code requirements for safety and suitability of
one-of-a-kind and limited-run commercial and industrial gas-fired
appliances and equipment. This type of equipment may be designed for
installation at a specific site or assembled on site.
SCC is a Crown corporation within the Industry Canada portfolio. With
the goal of enhancing Canada's economic competitiveness and social
well-being, SCC leads and facilitates the development and use of
national and international standards. SCC coordinates the efforts of
Canadians in the development and use of national and international
standards. SCC provides accreditation services to approximately 500
customers, including various product certifiers and testing
laboratories. SCC represents Canada at the International Organization
for Standardization (ISO) and oversees the Canadian national committee
to the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC).
For more information on SCC, visit www.scc.ca, or send inquiries to email@example.com.
For more information on ENEFEN Energy Efficiency Engineering Ltd., visit
SOURCE: Government of Canada
For further information:
Manager, Corporate Communications and Planning
Standards Council of Canada
+1 613-238-3222 ext. 462