British Columbia Workplace Inspections: What the Law Says

British Columbia Workplace Inspections: What the Law Says

The Workers Compensation Act and the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation set out the legal requirements you must follow as an employer operating in British Columbia. If these requirements are not followed, WorkSafeBC may choose from a variety of enforcement tools including stop work orders and administrative penalties.

Managers are responsible for ensuring that regular workplace inspections take place, to identify unsafe conditions and work practices. The following places, tools and practices will be inspected:


  • Work areas
  • Buildings and other structures
  • Tools, equipment, machinery and vehicles (according to manufacturer’s instructions)
  • Work methods and practices


Able Audit comes with over 100 pre-built checklists to help you get started with workplace inspections, or you can use your existing checklists.


Learn more about how Able Audit safety inspection features can you help you perform and manage inspections, distribute reports and manage action items.