Vancouver, BC — For the second year in a row, Technical Safety BC announces it will be increasing its fees by three per cent, effective Jan. 1.
The idea to increase fees came in lieu of a consultation held by Technical Safety BC. They gathered feedback from 874 participants, including clients and industry stakeholders, regarding fee changes for 2021 to 2023. The feedback showed that 68 per cent of respondents preferred the option of a two per cent fee increase over the remainder of 2021 and then a three per cent increase for 2022 and 2023.
Technical Safety BC is a self-funded not-for-profit safety regulator and does not receive funding through the government. Increased fees are set to recover costs related to safety oversight in B.C., whether it is through assessing equipment and systems, new equipment designs, educational programs, public awareness campaigns, or any other activity to help duty holders achieve safe technical systems.
Technical Safety BC states that through various payment plan options, they vow to continue supporting clients and anyone impacted by the pandemic.