The BC Safety Authority (BCSA) has now opened the call for nominations for the Lieutenant Governor Safety Awards, now in its eighth year.
Every day in British Columbia, individuals and organizations work to ensure the technologies we interact with at work and play are safe. The awards honour individuals and organizations committed to the safe installation, operation and maintenance of technical equipment. From electrical, boiler and gas systems, to elevators, railways, passenger ropeways and amusement rides, these technical systems all play important roles in our lives.
Presented in the name of Her Honour, the Honourable Judith Guichon, Lieutenant Governor of BC, the awards recognize individuals and organizations for their outstanding contribution to technical safety and provide a unique opportunity for those in the safety system to build relationships and share their expertise.
“Technology makes our lives better in many ways, but we need to have confidence that it will work safely,” said Catherine Roome, BCSA president and CEO. “At BC Safety Authority, it is our job to build confidence in technical safety by working with the women and men who deliver safe technical systems every day in BC. These awards are one way we can honour those who truly make a difference.”
In past years, BCSA has honoured three award recipients for lifetime, individual and organizational achievements. However, this year’s awards will honour excellence in each of BCSA’s seven technologies, as well as an award for systems integration. This new format reflects BCSA’s focus on recognizing those who promote safe practices across the technologies where they deliver safety services. The eight award categories are:
• Excellence in electrical safety
• Excellence in boiler, pressure vessel and refrigeration safety
• Excellence in gas safety
• Excellence in elevating safety
• Excellence in railway safety
• Excellence in passenger ropeway safety
• Excellence in amusement ride and device safety
• Excellence in systems safety (multi-technology)
Nominations close on Thursday, Oct. 17. For more information and the nomination form, visit the BCSA website at: www.safetyauthority.ca/events.