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The Technical Safety Authority of Saskatchewan (TSASK) is the authority for safety programs related to pressure equipment, elevating devices, amusement rides, gas and electrical in Saskatchewan per The Technical Safety Authority of Saskatchewan Act (see The Technical Safety Authority of Saskatchewan Act under Links).
TSASK’s registration, inspection, certification, licensing programs and services operate on a fee for-service basis. These fees are charged to the sectors that design, manufacture, install, operate, and own potentially hazardous equipment. TSASK administers and enforces the provisions of the following legislation and related regulations:
Boilers and Pressure Vessels
Amusement Rides and Devices
While TSASK is delivering safety programs, the Ministry of Government Relations, continues to be responsible for the legislative and regulatory requirements.
TSASK is the safety authority in Saskatchewan responsible for overseeing the safe construction, installation, repair and operation of Boilers and Pressure Vessels. TSASK regulates and enforces Boiler and Pressure Vessel regulations through design registration, inspection and licensing of companies and personnel in accordance with the Boiler and Pressure Vessel Regulations (see The Boiler and Pressure Vessel Act, 1999 and The Boiler and Pressure Vessel Regulations, 2017 under Links).
New and revised designs of boilers, pressure vessels, pressure piping, fittings and other pressure equipment used in the province of Saskatchewan shall be registered for CRN with TSASK. For some applications, there is an alternative to CRN (Data report) Registration option.
Before any pressure equipment is registered, its design is subject to an engineering review.
Companies who intend to construct, install, alter or repair a boiler and pressure vessel system must obtain a valid contractor’s licence from TSASK. The process of licencing begins with developing and implementing a Quality Control Program (QCP) and submitting an application to TSASK. The registration process consists of a manual review and audit. The audit will be within 6 months of the QM submission and if this is not accommodated by the contractor, they will have to re-pay the fee and submit a new application. QM must define the scope of work and meets the applicable codes and standards. For first time registration - the purpose of the audit is to point out weakness in applicants’ ability to comply with their manuals. For renewal of registration - the purpose of the audit ensures conformance.
Welding Procedure Registration:
To register a welding procedure, one must access the online form TSK-2017 and pay the registration fee. Then they must include 2 hard copies of welding procedure specifications, PQR and copies of the bend and sectioning tests. Upon successful review, a copy of the procedure will be returned with a registration number. In the event of a procedure revision, changes may be made to non-essential variable while changes in essentials require requalification of the WPS.
TSASK is the safety authority in Saskatchewan responsible for issuance of Gas Permits, Inspections and Licensing. TSASK issues gas licences under the Gas Licensing Act and also establishes and enforces Gas safety regulations to ensure that gas installations are certified, approved and comply with safety standards established under the Gas Inspection and Licensing Acts and Regulations (see The Gas Licensing Act and Gas Inspection and Licensing Acts and Regulations under Links).
For new gas installations and any changes to existing gas lines or equipment, a Gas Permit from TSASK is required. The permit should be obtained before any work begins. Only Gas Contractors are authorized to request a permit and to perform gas installations and gas work.
Gas Inspectors review the installation details in Gas Permit and may decide to conduct an inspection. The Gas Inspection includes furnace, chimney, piping and gas appliances.
In Saskatchewan Gas-Fitter must hold a valid licence from TSASK. A Gas-Fitter is responsible for sizing, installing, testing and performing maintenance on gas systems in residential, commercial and industrial buildings. Gas-Fitters must be employed by a licensed contractor on gas installations and equipment. To certify as a Gas-Fitters, the applicant should be a Plumber, Steamfitter-Pipefitter or Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Mechanic and pass either a Domestic or General Gas-Fitter Licence exam and obtain a licence from Gas and Electrical Licensing.
Domestic Gas-Fitter: Provides installation services where the total combined gas load does not exceed 700,000 btu per hour; and Individual appliance load does not exceed 400,000 btu per hour.
General Gas-Fitter: Authorized to conduct installation services on all gas systems.
Licensing Gas Contractors:
Only gas contractors are permitted to perform gas installations. There are the following types of gas contractors:
Domestic Contractor: Provides installation services where the total combined gas load does not exceed 700,000 btu per hour; and Individual appliance load does not exceed 400,000 btu per hour. Domestic Gas Contractors must employ a Domestic Gas-Fitter and provide a guarantee bond.
General Contractor: Authorized to conduct installation services on all gas systems. General Gas Contractors must employ a Domestic Gas-Fitter and provide a guarantee bond.
Gas-Fitter Employer Contractor: Authorized to install, repair and maintain gas piping and equipment on their employer’s premises. Must employ a licenced Gas-Fitter and no bond is required.
Gas-Fitter Supply House Contractor: Licenced to act as the manufacturer, jobber or wholesaler or a manufacturer’s agent of gas equipment.
Propane Distributors Contractor: Authorized to store propane and other Liquified Petroleum Gas (LPG) products in refillable cylinders, tanks or in bulk for resale purposes.