Carey LaRose retired in 2009 after 41 years of experience in the plumbing and gas industry, which included over 30 years with Alberta Municipal Affairs, Plumbing and Gas Safety Services. During the last 11 years he served as the Administrator/Chief Inspector for Alberta Municipal Affairs, Safety Services Plumbing and Gas Discipline. In his years of industry and regulatory experience, he provided extensive advisory and consulting services. A few examples include the following:
Participated with the Safety Codes Council's Plumbing and Gas Technical Councils, the Delegated Accredited Organizations, Accredited Agencies, Accredited Municipalities and Corporations in the legislative process to enhance public safety under the Safety Codes Act.
Promoted a greater understanding of the public safety system under the Safety Codes Act, applicable codes and public awareness by providing ongoing technical advice, interpretation and expertise to partners, clients, and other Ministries
Participated in the ongoing development of codes and standards, maintenance and adoption of Plumbing and Gas Codes and Regulations by working with the Safety Codes Council, certification organizations, utilities, designers, contractors, the public, accredited agencies and other jurisdictions.
As a plumbing and gas regulatory representative for Alberta, participated in national committees such as:
Provincial/Territorial Subcommittee on Plumbing Codes (PTSPC);
Canadian Advisory Council on Plumbing (CACP);
CSA's Strategic Steering Committee on Water Management Products, Materials, and Systems;
Interprovincial Gas Advisory Council (IGAC); and
CSA's B149 gas Code Technical Committee and various other B149 Subcommittees
In retirement Carey continues to participate with the CSA B149 Installation Code Committee with the goal of promoting progress and uniformity for the gas industry throughout Canada.
Carey and his wife Joanne have been married for 42 years; they have three daughters and two granddaughters. These girls still manages to keep them busy when they are not taking a train trip somewhere in Canada or exploring another country by train such as Australia and New Zealand.
If you haven’t guessed it, Carey’s hobby is taking railroad pictures and collecting railroad memorabilia; it is quite likely trains run in his blood as the result of growing up in a section house adjacent to the railway tracks.
1) Completion of Apprenticeship
(a) Proficiency as a Journeyman Plumber (Red Seal)
(b) Proficiency as a Journeyman Gasfitter (Alberta and Saskatchewan)
2) Safety Codes Council of Alberta Accreditations
(a) Safety Codes Officers Certificate No. S474
(i) Gas Group A – Installations;
(ii) Gas Group B – Vehicles; and
(iii) Plumbing Group A - Installations
Government of Alberta:
Chief Inspector/Administrator, Plumbing and Gas Safety Services (1997– 2009)
Technical Advisor, Plumbing and Gas Safety Services (1995 – 1997)
Plumbing and Gas Inspector, Edmonton Region (1978 – 1995)
City of Lethbridge:
Mechanical Inspector, Plumbing, Gas and Heating (1977 – 1978)
Northwest Contracting Ltd, Paradise Hill (1968 – 1971)
Rosell Contraction Ltd., Paradise Hill (1971 – 1976)
Hill Top Mechanical, Paradise Hill (1976 – 1977)
Alberta Mechanical Officials Society (1977 – present).
Fire Investigation Association of Alberta (1993 – 2012).