How to Operate as a Guarded Plant

The boiler room of a Guarded Plant should be a restricted area, accessible to Authorized Personnel only. 

YEAR 0 - OBTAIN INITIAL GUARDED PLANT STATUS APPROVAL

1. Submit Application for Guarded Plant    

  •  ​Customers wishing to obtain guarded plant status for boilers requiring continuous supervision must submit an Application for Guarded Plant with the applicable fee. Click here to apply. 
    • ​  ​​Additional Submission Requirements: (click here for more detailed information)
  •    List of Operator duties 
  •    Alarm Response Time

2. Arrange for Third Party Inspection/Control Testing and Guarded Plant Audit 

  • ​Once your application has been reviewed, you will receive a confirmation email outlining how to arrange for a TSASK inspector to audit the control testing. 

3. Receive Guarded Plant Audit Approval 

  • During the Third Party Testing, a TSASK Inspector must be present to complete a Guarded Plant Audit Checklist, and ensure all fail-safe controls, alarm systems, and additional legislative requirements are met.
  • Upon sucessful completion and approval of the audit, you will receive your Guarded Plant Licence & Certificate via email, in additon to a demand service invoice (minimum of 2 hours, and reasonable travel expenses) for audit related expenses. 

4. Pay Audit Invoice

YEAR 1 – MAINTAIN GUARDED PLANT STATUS APPROVAL 

5. Schedule Annual Third Party Audit 

  • TSASK will send out an email notification reminding you to schedule your Third Party Audit.

6. Test Boiler Controls and Submit copy of Third Party Audit to TSASK

  • To maintain the validity of your Guarded Plant Licence, you are required to ensure that the boiler controls are tested at least once a year, and provide the audit resuts to TSASK.  Click here to submit your annual Third Party Audit Report. 

YEAR 2 – MAINTAIN GUARDED PLANT STATUS APPROVAL 

7. Schedule Annual Third Party Audit

  • TSASK will send out an email notification reminding you to schedule your Third Party Audit.

8. Test Boiler Controls and Submit copy of Third Party Audit to TSASK

  • To maintain the validity of your Guarded Plant Licence, you are required to ensure that the boiler controls are tested at least once a year, and provide the audit resuts to TSASK.  Click here to submit your annual Third Party Audit Report. 

YEAR 3 (2 MONTHS PRIOR TO LICENCE EXPIRY) - RENEW PLANT LICENCE

9. Renew Guarded Plant Licence

  • TSASK will send out an email notification to remind you that it is time to renew your licence, and provide you with links to the online application and payment form. 

10. Repeat Process Steps 1 through 9*

  • Step 2 Exception* -  Upon Renewal, when Third party Inspection/Control testing occurs, a TSASK Inspector may be present if scheduling permits, otherwise an independent internal inspection will be performed by TSASK at a later date.