Am I Regulated?

About the Boilers & Pressure Vessel (BPV) Program

The Technical Standards and Safety Authority’s (TSSA) Boilers and Pressure Vessels (BPV) Safety Program is involved throughout the entire lifecycle in the design, manufacturing, installation, operation, maintenance and decommissioning of pressure equipment. This includes those that produce hot water, steam, compressed air and other compressed liquids and gases. 

Registration and inspection are required before boilers, pressure vessels, piping systems and fittings are pressurized. The BPV Safety Program’s core regulatory services include the following: 

  • Conduct engineering reviews of designs to verify compliance to the codes and standards, 
  • Inspect equipment during fabrication and equipment installed at facilities before start-up to verify safety,  
  • Conduct periodic inspections of uninsured equipment to evaluate continued safe operation 
  • Inspect repairs and alterations made to pressure equipment before returning to operation 
  • Certify manufacturers, welders, and brazers in the industry
  • Certify inspectors who are authorized to conduct periodic and repair inspections of insured equipment. 

Regulatory Scope of the BPV Program 

Ontario Regulation 220/01 ( and the Code Adoption Document (CAD) apply to the design, construction, maintenance, use, operation, repair and service of boilers, pressure vessels and piping, except those meeting the exemption requirements of O. Reg. 220/01, s.2. See a list of regulation exemptions here. 

For more details, please see Guide for the Scope of Services Requiring Registration and Inspection of Pressure Piping Systems by Boilers and Pressure Vessels Safety Division (BPVSD) for Installations in the Province of Ontario (pdf)