CSA Partnership

Safety is exceedingly important to Orbis, and always has been. We take great care to ensure our staff, our projects, and our clients remain safe throughout our engineering projects. We take numerous steps to see that safety is given priority.

The Canadian Standards Association (CSA), a not-for-profit membership-based association, works to develop standards that address needs such as safety and health. To further our involvement with industry safety, we’ve become an active participant in drafting the CSA’s new Guideline on Maintenance of Electrical Systems.

On March 1st and 2nd, 2011, the first Z463 Technical Committee meeting was held at CSA in Toronto. Lorne Gara was present to represent Orbis. The preliminary meeting covered the proposed scope of the new standards, and included sections on:

  • Electrical Maintenance as Part of a Safety and Quality System
  • Maintenance Programs Design and Administration
  • General Workplace Safety and Maintenance Safety
  • General Maintenance Practices
  • Equipment Specific Maintenance Practices

Working groups were selected for each of these categories.

After a few months of collaboration, committee members will meet again on June 9th and 10th at a meeting co-hosted by Orbis in Edmonton, Alberta. Forty delegates are expected to attend.

Orbis is proud to be shaping the future of standards in Canada, and looks at this event as an opportunity to help encourage an increased focus on safety within the entire electrical engineering industry.