June 2020

Professional Practice Guidelines: Annual Equipment Inspection and Certification in British Columbia

Status: Advanced registration is now closed. Please contact Shirley Chow at [email protected] for inquiries.
Date: Wednesday, June 24, 2020
Time: 11:45 AM–12:00 PM: Registration
12:00 PM–1:30 PM: Annual Equipment Inspection and Certification in British Columbia
Location: Webinar
Presenter: Mathew Smith, P.Eng.
Director, Professional Services, SKC Engineering

Ryan Stewart, P.Eng.
Principal, Arsenal Engineering

Stuart Nash, P.Eng. 
Manager, Professional Practice Development and Outreach, Engineers and Geoscientists BC
Credit: 1.5 Informal Professional Development Hours (PDH)
Cost: Free
Contact: Shirley Chow | Professional Development Specialist
Direct: 604.412.4865
Toll Free: 1.888.430.8035 ext.4865
Fax: 604.639.8180
Email: [email protected]
The Professional Practice Guidelines on Annual Equipment Inspection and Certification, developed with the support of WorkSafeBC, will assist engineering professionals in carrying out certification of annual equipment as required in the BC Occupational Health and Safety Regulations (OHSR).

Seminar Description

This seminar will provide a high-level overview of the Guidelines to help practitioners in understanding how to meet the standard of practice for annual equipment inspections and certification.

Seminar Objectives

  • Review application of Guidelines to annual inspection and certification work under the BC OHSR;
  • Discuss the roles and responsibilities of parties involved in annual inspection and certification;
  • Review the standard of professional practice for professional engineers undertaking annual inspection and certification work;
  • Discuss the recommended tasks and deliverables to meet annual inspection and certification requirements by WorkSafeBC; and
  • Introduce participants to Assurance Forms provided for annual certification.

Target Audience

  • Professional engineers performing annual inspection and certification of equipment under the BC OHSR;
  • Representatives of companies that operate equipment requiring annual inspection and certification;
  • Equipment owners or lessees; and
  • Other firms who hire professional engineers to perform annual inspection and certification.


Mathew Smith, P.Eng.

Director, Professional Services, SKC Engineering

Mathew Smith is the Director of Professional Services for SKC Engineering/Applus+ Canada. He is a CWB certified welding engineer and is the retained engineer for over 150 companies for their steel and aluminum welding programs. Mathew has over 12 years of experience with the design, inspection, repair, and certification of lifting devices.

Ryan Stewart, P.Eng.

Principal, Arsenal Engineering

Ryan Stewart is a professional engineer who provides consulting engineering and inspection services with a focus on construction and lift equipment. Before starting Arsenal Engineering Ltd. at the end of 2014, Ryan worked for 10 years as a consulting engineer and non-destructive testing inspector in northern Alberta and the lower mainland of BC.

Stuart Nash, P.Eng.

Manager, Professional Practice Development and Outreach, Engineers and Geoscientists BC

As Manager of Professional Practice Development and Outreach at Engineers and Geoscientists BC, Stuart is responsible for helping to produce professional practice guidelines, supporting the association’s CPD committee and technical divisions, and liaising with outside groups of practitioners, including technical and cultural associations. Mr. Nash is a registered professional engineer with a background in municipal utility and site servicing engineering. Before joining Engineers and Geoscientists BC in 2018, he was a project manager and project engineer for a municipal engineering consultant.

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