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    Top 22 changes you need to know about the 2018 Canadian Electrical Code

    The Canadian Electrical Code 2018 version includes changes to support workers in the safe installation & maintenance of electrical equipment & systems.
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    Four safety tips for cabin renovations

    Before getting together for cabin renovations, or asking friends to do electrical work over beers, check out these renovation tips for cabin safety.
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    Choosing a contractor for home renovations? Your contractor questions answered.

    ​​​​​​​Finding the right contractor on top of planning a kitchen remodel or a basement upgrade can be exciting, but it can also be a lot of work. Here, we answer questions about finding the right contractor for your home renovation.
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    Why do we keep putting ourselves at risk of electric shock?

    An electrical contractor was replacing a damaged light fixture in an underground parkade. The circuit was still energized so the contractor paused and shouted to let his supervisor know. The response? Keep going anyway.
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    6 common causes of electrical shock in the home

    Electrical shock at home can be caused by overloaded electrical outlets, exposed wires, damaged cords and much more. Take these precautions to stay safe.
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    What to do in a power outage

    Has your power been disconnected due to windstorms or other extreme weather conditions? If so, here is what you need to know about Technical Safety BC's role in power outages and who to contact to get reconnected.
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    Ask a safety officer: Does installing a hot tub require a permit?

    If a licensed electrician is doing the install, is a permit still required?
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    Physical inspections: How do safety officers decide and prioritize?

    Physical inspections, how do safety officers decide and prioritize. What role does machine learning play in physical inspections.
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    Ask an electrical safety officer: Is installation of an electrical outlet inside a drawer permitted?

    In general, the BC Electrical Code does not allow the use of receptacles in cupboards and drawers. However, there are some exceptions. Learn more!
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