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ABSA’s Vision
To lead in pressure equipment safety.
ABSA’s Mission
ABSA, as a regulatory authority in Alberta, works with our
stakeholders to ensure that pressure equipment is designed, constructed,
installed, operated, maintained and decommissioned in a manner that protects public safety.
ABSA’s Mandate

ABSA’s mandate is to administer the Safety Codes Act and regulations and to deliver safety programs, as they relate to pressure equipment.

ABSA’s mandate is established by the Boilers Delegated Administration Regulation, and is fulfilled in accordance with the Administration Agreement between the Alberta Government and ABSA’s Board of Directors. Pressure equipment safety programs include:

  • Certification of power engineers, pressure welders, in-service inspectors and welding examiners;
  • Authorization of organizations, through quality management systems, to conduct permitted activities;
  • Registration of designs and procedures;
  • Annual registration of pressure equipment;
ABSA’s Quality Policy
ABSA’s ultimate quality objective is to prevent injury to people, arising from the operation of pressure equipment.This is achieved through the professional competency, high motivation and service orientation of our staff, working with stakeholders to implement pressure equipment safety programs in the most effective and efficient way.

ABSA has established a quality management system to meet the quality objective and ensure continuous improvement.

Last modified: December 11, 2015