Health, Safety and Reclamation Code for Mines in British Columbia

The Mines Act and the accompanying Health, Safety and Reclamation Code for Mines in British Columbia (the Code) protect workers and the public through provisions for minimizing the health, safety and environmental risks related to mining activities.

The Code is reviewed on an ongoing basis by the Code Review Committee, which is made up of labour, industry, First Nations and government representatives. The Chief Inspector of Mines chairs this committee, which ensures that the Code remains current as new technologies, mining practices and health and safety concerns emerge.

The current edition of the Code was last updated June 2017.

Health, Safety and Reclamation Code Guidance Document

This guidance document provides guidance and context to owners, engineers of record, regulators, consultants and auditors on applying Part 10 of the Code: