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 Policy and Procedures


The Board of Directors recently approved a new policy framework for the Council.

The new policy framework implements two fundamental changes.

      1. It creates a clear distinction between Corporate Governance Policy and Operational Policy, and
      2. It separates policy from procedures. 

The policy framework has following categories:

  • the Corporate Governance category, which addresses Council activities that are a responsibility of the Board and for which the Board establishes requirements or provides oversight, and

  • the Programs and Services, and Operations categories (dealing with Operational Policy), which addresses all aspects of operating the Safety Codes Council in order to fulfill the Council Mandate which, at a high level focuses on:
      1. supporting the Minister's public policy objectives for the safety codes system,
      2. administering an appeals system, and
      3. delivering key programs and services to support the Minister's administration of the safety codes system.

Below you will see two sections:

  1. The Policies and Procedure section will contain policies and procedures approved under the new policy framework. This section will grow as policies and procedures are approved and the Policy Manual will contract.
  2. The Policy Manual section contains existing policies. These polices continue to be in effect until transitioned. Existing policies will be reviewed and where appropriate, content will be transitioned to the Policies and Procedures section. As this occurs, existing policies will be retired and removed from the Policy Manual. It is expected that all existing policies will be reviewed over the next two years.

Policies and Procedures


1.1 Appointment to the Board Policy
1.1.1 Appointment to the Board Procedure
1.1.2 Professional Development for Board Members Procedure
1.1.3 Board Member Remuneration Procedure
1.1.4 Board Member Expense Procedure
1.2 Appointment to Council Policy
1.2.1 Appointment to Council Procedure
1.2.2 Administrative Tribunal Member Remuneration Procedure
1.2.3 Council Member Expense Procedure
1.3 Code of Conduct and Ethics Policy
1.3.1 Conflict of Interest Declaration Procedure
1.3.2 Code of Conduct and Ethics Declaration Procedure
1.4 Delegation to the President and CEO Policy
1.5 Succession Planning Policy
1.6 Strategic Planning Policy
1.7 Programs and Services Policy
1.8 Financial Oversight Policy
1.9 Policy and Procedure Development and Management Policy
1.9.1 Policy and Procedure Development and Management Procedure
1.10 Risk Oversight Policy
1.11 Investment Policy


2.1.2 Continuing Education Program Policy Continuing Education Program Procedure


3.1.3 Signing Authority Temporary Delegation of Signing Authority Procedure

Human Resource Management

3.2.2 Respectful Workplace Policy Respectful Workplace Violation Response Procedure Workplace Violence Response Procedure
3.2.5 Recruitment and Selection Policy
3.2.6 Alcohol and Drugs Policy Alcohol and Drugs Use Procedure

3.4.3 Election Communication Policy

Information and Technology

3.6.1 Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Policy Access to Information Procedure Privacy Breach Response and Reporting Procedure Protection of Privacy Procedure‚Äč


Policy Manual

expand 01. Accreditation
1.60 Pressure Equipment (Under Review)
1.70 Building (Under Review)
1.80 Electrical (Under Review)
1.100 Fire (Under Review)
1.120 Gas (Under Review)
1.160 Plumbing (Under Review)
expand 02. Administration
expand 03. Appeals
3.10 (reserved for: Accreditations)
3.20 (reserved for: Appeal Board Membership)
3.40 (reserved for: Certifications)
3.50 (reserved for: Designations)
3.60 (reserved for: Permits)
expand 04. Certification
expand 05. Accreditation Monitoring
5.10 General (Under development)
5.30 Audits (Under development)
expand 06. Code Review & Updates
expand 07. Designation of Powers
expand 08. Finance
expand 09. Governance
9.30 Federal Jurisdiction (Under development)
9.45 Investigations (Under development)
expand 10. Information Management
10.20 Retention of Records (Under development)
expand 11. Information Systems
11.10 General (Under development)
expand 12. Technical Councils
12.10 (reserved for: Amusement Rides)
12.20 (reserved for: Boilers & Pressure Vessels)
12.30 (reserved for: Building)
12.40 Electrical
12.40.5 Skid Units (Under development)
12.50 (reserved for: Elevators)
12.60 (reserved for: Fire)
12.70 (reserved for: Gas)
12.80 (reserved for: Passenger Ropeways)
12.90 (reserved for: Plumbing)
expand 13. Training & Professional Development
expand 15. Ministerial Orders, Safety Codes Council Bylaws, Index