Established by the Government of Alberta in 1993, the Safety Codes Council is responsible to the Minister of Municipal Affairs to administer portions of the safety system, including accrediting the municipalities, corporations, and agencies that sell permits and inspect the work carried out under these permits, certifying and training safety codes officers who do the inspections, administering the Alberta Master Electrician Program, and working with industry through our sub-councils to recommend codes and standards.
The Council derives its authority from the Safety Codes Act and the Minister of Municipal Affairs to:
develop and administer a system to accredit municipalities, regional services commissions, corporations, and agencies to carry out specific activities under the Act
The Council is governed by a Board of Directors which is made up of members appointed from experts in the areas of governance, finance, risk management, human resources, and business.
The Technical Coordinating Committee and the ten sub-councils are made up of stakeholders representing a variety of industry groups with expertise in various fields. There are over 130 volunteers who contribute their time and energy, and collectively make up the Council.
The Council’s staff provide for the administration of the Council’s core business functions: accreditation, certification, education and training, appeals, Master Electrician Program, Codes and Standards, and electronic business solutions, or eBS. The staff also supports the activities of the Board of Directors, the Technical Coordinating Committee, and the ten sub-councils.