Electrical Safety

New Accredited Electrical Inspection Body : NS Labour and Advanced Education, Building and Equipment Safety

Electrical Bulletin 2006-03

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

Date: March 7, 2006

Subject: New Accredited Electrical Inspection Body (Special Inspections)

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 Provincial Chief Electrical Inspector.

Please be advised that effective immediately Intertek Testing Services (also operating as Entela Canada Inc.) shall be accepted in Nova Scotia as an inspection body (IB).

They shall be permitted to approve electrical equipment by performing special inspections ( field evaluations ) within their scope of their accreditation by Standards Council of Canada and per any rules specific to Nova Scotia as determined by the Provincial Chief Electrical Inspector.
(See Note 1)

The contact information for Intertek Testing Services (Entela Canada Inc.):

Edwin Hodson
Operations Manager Electrical Services
1500 Brigantine Drive
Coquitlam, B.C. V3K 7C1
Tel: (604) 520-3321
Fax: (503) 643-3799
Email: edwin.hodson@intertek.com
Website: www.intertek-etlsemko.com

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

Intertek Testing Services
Entela Canada Inc

Note 1 : A special inspection is not considered full certification but is an acceptable alternative to full certification in certain instances. The use of special inspections is limited in the quantity and the type of items that can inspected as determined by the Provincial Chief Electrical Inspector.

To review an accredited IB, please access The Standards Council of Canada.

Any questions regarding the certification of any electrical equipment contact the Provincial Chief Electrical Inspector at (902) 424-8018.