Electrical Safety

New Electrical Certification Organization, TUV Rheinland : NS Labour and Advanced Education, Building and Equipment Safety

Electrical Bulletin 2005-01

From: David MacLeod, C.E.I, P.Eng., Provincial Chief Electrical Inspector

Date: March 24, 2005

Subject: New Electrical Certification Organization

The Electrical Code Regulations require that all electrical products sold, leased, rented, installed or used in Nova Scotia shall be certified ,as approved equipment ,by a certification organization acceptable to the Chief Electrical Inspector.Please be advised that effective immediately QPS Evaluation Services shall be accepted in Nova Scotia as an electrical certification and a special inspection organization within their scope of their accreditation by Standards Council of Canada and per any rules specific to Nova Scotia as determined by the Chief Electrical Inspector.

In order for the full certification mark to be accepted it must be accompanied by a small " c " at the eight o'clock position

The QPS full certification mark is as follows:

QPS mark   OR   QPS mark

The special inspection ( field evaluation ) labels are as follows:

QPS special inspection label
QPS special inspection label

The contact for QPS is:
Nick Maalouf, P.Eng.
Vice President
QPS Evaluation Services Inc.
Toronto, Ontario
Email: nmaalouf@qps.ca
Website: http://www.qps.ca/
Tel: 416-241-8857
Toll Free: 1-877-746-4777
Fax: 416-241-0682

Or the local contact for Special Inspections (Field Evaluations) is: Phil Weeden

Fall River, NS
Tel: 902-860-1619
Toll Free: 1-888-287-2151
Email: pweeden@qps.ca

Note: The use of special inspections are limited in the quantity and type of items that can inspected as determined by the Provincial Chief Electrical Inspector.

Any questions regarding this bulletin may be forwarded to the Provincial Chief Electrical Inspector, David MacLeod, P.Eng. at 902-424-8018 or email: macleodd@gov.ns.ca