FAQ – National Safety Code

Where do I get more information regarding tie-downs?

Tie-downs fall under the topic of load securement, and have many variations depending on the type of load being secured and the type of vehicle you are using. The best source of official information is contained in the National Safety Code (NSC) under standard 10 (NSC 10). This gives you the regulations and text descriptions but, if you prefer diagrams you could check for the Driving Commercial Vehicles manual where you will find some really good diagrams and explanations.

Why do we need to have another safety program we already comply with the National Safety Code?

In essence the National Safety Code program is primarily focused on commercial equipment and public safety, whereas an Occupational Health and Safety Program is focused on Worker Health and Safety.

Where can I find information on how many hours I can drive in a single day?

Information that relates to on-duty time and driving time is part of the National Safety Code.  In BC, information is available from the CVSE website.  Here, drivers can determine how many on-duty hours they can have before they must be off-duty.

Does the Trucking Safety Council of BC enforce any of the rules in the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation or National Safety Code?

No. The Trucking Safety Council of BC is not responsible for enforcing the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation or National Safety Code. We are a Certifying Partner for the Transportation and Warehousing sector’s Certificate of Recognition (COR).  Our main purpose is education, guidance and assessment of companies on their way to a Certificate of Recognition. The services we offer are confidential and remain between the company and TSCBC.

Where can I obtain my National Safety Code Program training?

This training is offered through the BC Trucking Association, you can register by calling 604-888-5319 or online here.

Where can I find templates and forms?

Most National Safety Code forms are available here.