HSB BI&I - Why Do I Need a Jurisdictional Boiler Certificate, Inspection and Insurance?

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Jurisdictional Inspections

All provinces require Jurisdictional Inspections for regulated pressure equipment such as boilers and pressure vessels. The equipment must be inspected and certified that it is safe to operate by an authorized inspector. It is the responsibility of the owner of this equipment to have it inspected and certified at prescribed intervals. Depending on the province these inspections may be done either by the jurisdiction or by a qualified insurance boiler inspector.

As part of our Equipment Breakdown insurance programs we:

  • Identify insureds that have jurisdictional inspection services requirements
  • Schedule and perform boiler and pressure vessel certification inspections in accordance with jurisdictional requirements
  • Provide recommendations where hazardous conditions are noted
  • Offer advice to improve equipment operation, maintenance and reliability


As the largest insurer of machinery and equipment in Canada, we can handle the inspection requirements of any class of business, whether it is a laundry or a large manufacturing plant. Meeting local jurisdictional inspection requirements is important as provincial authorities can fine businesses that don't comply and can even shut down operations.

Preparing for Inspections

Our goal is to complete a thorough jurisdictional inspection without disrupting your operations. We know that you are busy. It's important that our inspectors use the time as efficiently as possible to make sure your equipment complies with codes and regulations. These steps will help you prepare for an inspection:

External Boiler Inspections
  • Schedule the appointment when the boiler operator or maintenance personnel are available to perform any required testing of controls and safety devices
  • Don't forget to inform the operator of the date and time
  • Make sure the current certificate of inspection is posted
  • Keep clutter and debris out of the boiler room. This is always important for safety reasons, and the boiler inspector needs to have access to equipment
Internal Boiler Inspections

Some boilers require periodic internal inspections. In addition to the tips listed above, the following actions should be taken by the customer to prepare for an inspection:

  • Secure your boiler by physically isolating it from process:
  • Lock valves in closed position
  • Lock electrical breaker in off position
  • Lock gas supply in off position
  • Arrange to have your boiler cool. Remove manhole and handhole plates
  • Clean all boiler surfaces thoroughly, internally and externally


If the boiler has a low water fuel supply cut out, have the device dismantled for a complete examination of all parts.

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