About the Technical Safety Authority of Saskatchewan
The Technical Safety Authority of Saskatchewan (TSASK) is a not-for-profit organization established on July 1, 2010 through The Technical Safety Authority of Saskatchewan Act. TSASK was created from the Licensing and Inspections Branch of the Ministry of Corrections, Public Safety and Policing with a mandate of delivering safety programs related to pressure equipment, elevating devices, amusement rides, gas, plumbing and electrical in the Province. TSASK’s relationship with government now resides with the Ministry of Government Relations.
TSASK’s registration, inspection, certification, licensing programs and services operate on a fee for-service basis. These fees are charged to the sectors that design, manufacture, install, operate, and own potentially hazardous equipment. TSASK administers and enforces the provisions of the following legislation and related regulations:
Boilers and Pressure Vessels
Amusement Rides and Devices
- The Gas Inspection Act
- The Gas Inspection Regulations
- The Gas Licensing Act
- The Gas Licensing Regulations
- The Electrical Inspection Act
- The Electrical Inspection Regulations
- The Electrical Licensing Act
- The Electrical Licensing Regulations
TSASK operates at arms-length from the provincial government, under the terms of a Safety Standards Agreement (SSA).
The Government of Saskatchewan, through the Ministry of Government Relations, continues to be responsible for the legislative and regulatory requirements governing the safe operation of boilers, pressure vessels, elevators, amusement rides, gas, electrical and plumbing. The government continues to be responsible for establishing safety standards and policies as well as legislative and regulatory requirements related to public safety.