The CSA Certification Label and Silver Label in BC

The CSA Certification Label and Silver Label in BC

If you're on the market for a new or used manufactured home, you should have a basic understanding of the Canadian Standards Association (CSA) Certification Label and the Silver label.

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Here is a list of FAQs we have answered in this article:

  • What does CSA stand for?
  • What is a CSA Label?
  • What is a Silver Label?
  • Do you need a Silver Label if you already have a CSA Certification Label on your mobile/manufactured home?
  • Can I sell my home without a CSA or Silver Label?
  • Who can recertify my mobile/manufactured home in BC?
  • How can Premium Electric help?

What does CSA stand for?

CSA stands for Canadian Standards Association.

What is a CSA Label?

A CSA Label is a mandatory approval label on all factory-made manufactured/mobile homes in Canada. Typically, you'll find a CSA Certification Label on the front door of a manufactured/mobile home. If the original CSA Certification Label is lost or removed, the original CSA Certification Label number must be accessible and the building must become recertified.

The CSA Label is created in order for mobile home manufacturers and sellers can be held accountable. The Safety Standards Act, Electrical Safety Regulation under Section 21 states that no one can sell a used manufactured home unless the electrical equipment meets current standards and a CSA label provided by the provincial safety manager.

What is a silver label? 

If a CSA Label is not available on a used/new mobile home or factory-made structure the provincial safety manager must recertify the structure. This recertification results in a Silver Label. 

Do you need a Silver Label if you already have a CSA Certification Label on your mobile/manufactured home?

No, if you already have a CSA Certification Label on your manufactured/mobile home or structure, you do not to be recertified with a Silver Label.

Can I sell my home without a CSA or Silver Label? 

No, selling a mobile/manufactured home without proper certification is illegal.

Who can recertify my mobile/manufactured home in BC?

Mobile/manufactured homeowners will have to apply through Technical Safety BC (FKA BC Safety Authority)  for a Silver Label permit. A Safety Officer can then go over and approve the structure. For more information read the Technical Safety BC's Information Bulletin

How can Premium Electric help?

Our BC electricians are experts in our field. We can provide safety inspections to guide and prepare you for your Silver Label certification in accordance with the Electrical Safety Regulation, Section 21.

About Premium Electric

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Be sure to check out our related safety page entitled 10 Steps to Take When Power Lines Are on Your Car.

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