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(Consolidated up to 179/2015)


Safety Codes Act


Table of Contents

                1      Interpretation

                2      Gasfitter qualifications

                3      Prohibition

                4      Permit

                5      Term of permit

                6      Certificate of inspection

                7      Prohibition

                8      Removal of certificate of inspection

                9      Records

              11      Repeal

              12      Expiry

              13      Coming into force


1   In this Regulation,

                               (a)    “Act” means the Safety Codes Act and includes any regulation under that Act that relates to gas equipment;

                              (b)    “Administrator” means an administrator appointed pursuant to section 14(1) of the Act with respect to gas;

                               (c)    “certificate of inspection” means a certificate of inspection referred to in section 6;

                              (d)    “gas equipment” means gas equipment intended to provide an alternate or the principal fuel system for a motor vehicle;

                               (e)    “gasfitter” means a person who meets the requirements of section 2;

                               (f)    “motor vehicle” means a motor vehicle as defined in the Traffic Safety Act that may be operated on a highway;

                               (g)    “permit” means a permit issued under section 4;

                              (h)    “safety codes officer” means a safety codes officer as defined in the Act.

AR 210/2001 s1;221/2004;179/2015

Gasfitter qualifications

2   For the purposes of this Regulation, a person qualifies as a gasfitter if the person holds both

                               (a)    a certificate of training in motor vehicle conversion installations acceptable to the Administrator, and

                              (b)    a valid trade certificate issued under the Apprenticeship and Industry Training Act as

                                        (i)    an automotive service technician,

                                      (ii)    a heavy equipment technician, or

                                     (iii)    a gasfitter (A).

AR 210/2001 s2;179/2015


3(1)  No person shall install, repair, alter or inspect any gas equipment of a motor vehicle unless the person or the person’s employer holds a permit.

(2)  Notwithstanding subsection (1), if gas equipment is installed, repaired or altered by a person who does not hold a permit, the owner of the motor vehicle must forthwith have the gas equipment inspected by a permit holder.


4(1)  On application, a permit in a form that is acceptable to the Administrator may be issued to a gasfitter or a person who employs a gasfitter, authorizing a person to install, repair or alter gas equipment and to carry out inspections of gas equipment.

(2)  A permit is not transferrable.

(3)  The issuance of a permit does not authorize a person to install, repair, alter or inspect gas equipment in a manner that does not comply with the Act.

Term of permit

5   The term of a permit is

                               (a)    one year from the day that the permit is issued, or

                              (b)    if a permit is renewed, one year from the day that the permit is renewed.

Certificate of inspection

6(1)  Where a permit holder or a gasfitter who is employed by a permit holder

                               (a)    installs, repairs or alters gas equipment on a motor vehicle in a manner that complies with the Act, or

                              (b)    inspects gas equipment on a motor vehicle and is satisfied that the gas equipment complies with the Act,

that person shall affix to the motor vehicle a certificate of inspection in a form acceptable to the Administrator.

(2)  A certificate of inspection may only be affixed to a motor vehicle that is equipped with gas equipment that complies with the Act.


7   No person shall transfer a certificate of inspection from the motor vehicle to which it was affixed to another motor vehicle.

Removal of certificate of inspection

8   A safety codes officer may remove or cause to be removed a certificate of inspection from a motor vehicle if, in the opinion of the safety codes officer, the gas equipment of the motor vehicle does not comply with the Act.


9   A permit holder must make and maintain a record of

                               (a)    the qualifications of any gasfitter employed by the permit holder to carry out any installation, repair, alteration or inspection pursuant to the permit;

                              (b)    any installation, repair, alteration and inspection carried out pursuant to the permit;

                               (c)    any certificate of inspection affixed by the permit holder or a gasfitter employed by the permit holder.

10   Repealed AR 179/2015 s5.


11   The Motor Vehicle Conversions and Inspections Permit Regulation (AR 70/94) is repealed.


12   For the purpose of ensuring that this Regulation is reviewed for ongoing relevancy and necessity, with the option that it may be repassed in its present or an amended form following a review, this Regulation expires on November 30, 2020.

AR 210/2001 s12;177/2006;179/2015

Coming into force

13   This Regulation comes into force on December 1, 2001.