Do you know what a CSA certification label or Silver label is for?
If you’re on the market for a manufactured home or for new home construction, you should have a basic understanding of the Canadian Standards Association (CSA) Certification Label and the Silver label.
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 re-certify 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 Certification 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 label is lost or removed, the original CSA Certification number must be accessible and the building must become rectified.
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. See also, our post on Checking Electrical Wiring in Older Homes.
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 re-certify 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 Label on your manufactured/mobile home or structure, you do not to be re-certified 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 re-certify 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 residential 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. We also recommend that if you are considering additions such as a ceiling fan installation or an exhaust fan installation, be sure they are CSA approved first.
About Premium Electric
Premium Electric is locally owned and operated and our Abbotsford electricians offer electrical services throughout the Fraser Valley including Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Aldergrove, Langley, Maple Ridge and Mission.
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