Vancouver, BC — Technical Safety BC reminds local contractors of its updated advertising regulations. As of Jan. 1, contractors must include their licence number on all digital sales and marketing materials when advertising regulated services.
The changes apply to licensed contractors in electrical, gas, boilers, pressure vessels, and refrigeration sectors.
This is the first step in Technical Safety BC’s three-phase approach to updating advertising materials. Phase two will see non-digital or offline sales and marketing materials must be updated with the Technical Safety BC licence number by Sept. 30, 2023.
Lastly, phase three will require all vehicles and storefronts must feature the licence number by Jan. 1, 2024.
The legislation doesn’t apply to contractors that provide services only to their own organization and don’t advertise or offer their services to the public, like municipalities or school districts.