The Safety Codes Council produces a number of handbooks and guides to help you interpret and apply the codes and standards recognized in the province of Alberta. Here, you will find order forms or the text in full for these documents.
Private Sewage Systems Standard of Practice Handbook 2009
This handbook serves as a complement to the Private Sewage Systems Standard and provides explanatory supplemental information to the code.
Please note that the downloadable PSSSOP Handbook 2009 is a non-printable document.
Barrier-Free Design Guide 2008
The Barrier-Free Council of the Safety Codes Council, in partnership with Alberta Safety Services has developed the Barrier-Free Design Guide to provide further interpretation and understanding of accessibility requirements under section 3.8. of the Alberta Building Code. The Guide also makes recommendations for best practice design solutions including residential living.
Alberta Fire Alarm Systems Guide 2006
Alberta Fire Alarm System Guide 2006 - For Installation, Testing and Maintenance. Based on the Alberta Building Code 2006 and the Alberta Fire Code 2006.
The Guide can be ordered for $80.00 (plus GST) from the Safety Codes Council by calling 1.888.413.0099 . The order form can also be downloaded below.
In June 2014, the Fire Alarm System Guide was updated to its second edition. You can view the change here.
Price: $80.00 (plus GST)
AB Fire Alarm Systems Guide 2006 with GST Newly revised.pdf
Intent and Application Statements Alberta Fire Code 2006
The intent and application statements provide useful explanatory information relating to the prescriptive requirements of the Alberta Fire Code 2006. The application statements describe the situations to which each Division B technical requirement applies and the intent statements explain the reason for a Division B provision. This document has been prepared to assist the user in understanding the requirements of the code, for the betterment of safety, consistency, and uniformity of code application.
Verification of Compliance
Verification of Compliance (VOC) is a compliance monitoring tool that was introduced in the Uniform Quality Management Plan (UQMP) to recognize means by which a Safety Codes Officer (SCO) may accept a third party verification in certain circumstances.
This course is designed for non-safety codes officer permit issuers. It deals with their responsibilities under the Safety Codes Act and Permit Regulation AR 204/2007.