The Boiler Pressure Vessel Safety Board (BPVSB) is established under The Boiler and Pressure Vessel Act, 1999.
The BPVSB’s role is to hear appeals from any person subject to a decision of the chief inspector in accordance with Part IX of The Boiler and Pressure Vessel Act, 1999.
The BPVSB may also advise the Minister of Government Relations on matters concerning the Act and regulations or on any matter assigned to the BPVSB by the Minister. Information about the BPVSB and its role can be found in their Policy Manual.
Submitting Appeals to the BPVSB
A notice of appeal can be submitted by any person subject to a decision of the chief inspector. Details about what must be included in your notice of appeal can be found in the BPVSB Appeal Process and Instructions.
Your notice of appeal must be delivered to both the BPBSV Chairperson and the Chief Boiler Inspector:
Chairperson, Boiler and Pressure Vessel Safety Board
c/o Building and Technical Standards Branch
Ministry of Government Relations
1430 – 1855 Victoria Avenue
Regina SK S4P 3T2
Chief Boiler Inspector
Technical Safety Authority of Saskatchewan (TSASK)
2202 2nd Avenue
Regina SK S4R 1K3
Your notice of appeal will be reviewed to ensure it meets the requirements for an appeal under the Act.
What to Expect After Filing a Notice of Appeal
You will be contacted by the Chairperson. If the notice of appeal meets the requirements of an appeal under the Act, a hearing date will be set. You will be notified of the date, time and location of the hearing, not less than five working days in advance of the hearing. You will also be informed as to the members who will sit on the appeal panel. You may also be asked to provide additional information to support your appeal.
Hearings are open to the public. You can request the hearing be closed but must provide reasonable grounds for the request.
The hearing panel will consider information presented from both you (the appellant) and the Chief Boiler Inspector. Both can summit oral or written arguments.
For more information about the hearing process, please read the BPVSB Appeal Process and Instructions.
The panel will issue a written decision within 30 days after the hearing is completed. The panel will provide the reasons for arriving at their decision.
The panel’s decision is final.