A safety codes officer (SCO) must be designated to an accredited organization in order to perform compliance monitoring services under the Safety Codes Act. A permit issuer is also designated to an accredited organization. This application is called a Designation of Powers (DOP). A DOP authorizes SCOs to function within the framework established by the accredited organization's Quality Management Plan.
To obtain a DOP, the accredited employer of the SCO or permit issuer applies to the Council using the online system, Council Connect.