SaskPower to Transfer Gas and Electrical Inspections to Technical Safety Authority of Saskatchewan (TSASK)
February 01, 2021
Effective today, SaskPower Gas and Electrical inspections will be officially transferred to the Technical Safety Authority of Saskatchewan (TSASK). This change comes as part of the Government of Saskatchewan’s transformation initiative to consolidate safety-related permitting, inspection and licensing functions within a single organization.
“Consolidating inspections into a central agency makes sense,” said Rachelle Verret Morphy, Vice President of Corporate and Regulatory Affairs. “Having inspections done by a central regulatory body will increase efficiency in this field and enable SaskPower resources to focus on our core business: to continue to provide reliable, safe power for our customers.”
Established in 2010, TSASK is an independent, not-for-profit organization created to deliver safety programs related to pressure equipment, elevating devices, and other equipment in Saskatchewan. The plan to transfer gas and electrical inspections and licensing to TSASK was announced in 2018 by the Ministry of Government Relations. Gas and electrical licensing services were transferred to TSASK from the Ministry on Aug. 4, 2020.
“TSASK is dedicated to providing timely and consistent permitting, inspections and licensing services to the people of Saskatchewan,” said William Scott, Chief Executive Officer at TSASK. “We’re looking forward to adding gas and electrical inspections to the services we offer.”
Following the model currently in place in other jurisdictions such as British Columbia and Ontario, this transfer of responsibilities is supported by the Electrical Contractors of Saskatchewan and the Mechanical Contractors Association of Saskatchewan.
No SaskPower jobs were lost as a result of this transition. There are over 90 Gas and Electrical Inspections employees moving to TSASK.
At a glance...
- TSASK is an independent and not-for-profit regulatory organization established in 2010
- The Government of Saskatchewan announced this transfer of responsibility in 2018
- No SaskPower jobs were lost in this transition