Safety Order: Mandatory requirements for the alteration of motion control or operation control

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Reference number
SO-ED 2020-01

This safety order is issued pursuant to section 31 of the Safety Standards Act. A person affected by this safety order may appeal this order in writing to the Safety Standards Appeal Board within 30 days. The appeal process is set out on the Safety Standards Appeal Board's website at www.gov.bc.ca/safetystandardsappealboard.

Failure to comply with a safety order is an offence under section 72 of the Safety Standards Act.

Part 1: Details of Regulated Work or Regulated Product

This safety order is being issued in relation to specific regulated work and specific regulated product.

Part 2: Requirement(s) of this safety order

General Details

In accordance with section 15 (d), 18 (1) (b), and 30 of the Safety Standards Act, this safety order prescribes the terms and conditions for a permit issued for the alteration of motion and operation control for traction and hydraulic elevators in order to increase the minimum basic level of safety for existing elevators that are to be altered.

Specific Details

The following requirements modify, or are in addition to, all other regulations or code requirements for alterations in accordance with the A17.1/B44-2016, section 8.7. Any requirements that conflict, or are in discrepancy with the ones prescribed by this directive are without effect to the extent of the conflict or discrepancy.

In accordance with Section 18 (1) (b) of the Safety Standards Act, it is hereby directed that the

following terms and conditions are attached to permits issued for elevators in the process of an alteration of motion control or operation control.

Note: Referenced main clauses of requirements (in brackets) refer to the latest adopted edition of the ASME A17.1/CSA B44-2016 Code for Elevators and Escalators.

Definition:

Motion control: that portion of a control system that governs the acceleration, speed, retardation, and stopping of the moving member (see section 1.3 of the ASME A17.1/ B44-2016 for more details).

Operation control: that portion of a control system that initiates the starting, stopping, and direction of motion, in response to a signal from an operating device (see section 1.3 of the ASME A17.1/ B44- 2016 for more details).

Traction Elevators:

Each Traction elevator which is to undergo an alteration of motion control, operation control, or both is required to conform to the requirements listed below:

  1. Electric elevators (with counterweights) referenced in ASME A17.1/ CSA B44-2016, section 8.4 shall comply with the following if it has been verified by the submitting engineer as being required to comply with the seismic requirements:
    1. Retainers for suspension members (8.4.3.1);
    2. Guiding members and position restraints (8.4.5.1, 8.4.7.2.1);
    3. Operation of elevators under earthquake Emergency Conditions (8.4.10).
      Note: see fig. 8.4.10.1.1 for reference.
    4. The submitting engineer shall provide the applicable information, [see 8.4 (a) and (b)] which either verifies the compliance with, or exclusion of, the seismic requirements.
      Note: see table C-3 (seismic design data for selected locations in British Columbia) in the BCBC-2018.
  2. Car and counterweight buffer return switches for oil buffers, except trailing buffers (2.26.2.22)
  3. Car platform guard (apron, toe guard) (2.15.9 only to the extent the existing pit must permit, but in no case less than the leveling or truck zone, plus 75 mm (3 in)).
  4. Hoistway door safety retainers (2.11.11.8).
  5. Car door restrictor must be added (2.14.5.7).
  6. Car emergency communication (2.27.1.1).
  7. Ascending car over-speed and unintended car motion technical specifications and drawings for means of mounting emergency brakes (where applicable) must be approved and sealed, with signature and date, by a BC registered professional engineer (2.19).
  8. Marking plates for brakes. The brake setting and method of measurement must be permanently and legibly marked on the driving-machine brake. (2.24.8.5).
  9. Pit ladder (2.2.4.2).
  10. Addition of car top railings where a 300 mm (12 in.) ball can pass between the edges of the car enclosure top and the adjacent hoistway enclosure and on sides where there is no hoistway enclosure (8.7.2.14.5.1 or 8.7.2.14.5.2).

The increased sheave shaft loading, due to car and counterweight, must be within the OEM specifications, as updated to current safety code.

Hydraulic Elevators:

Each direct acting or roped hydraulic elevator that has undergone an alteration of motion control, operation control, or both is required to conform to the requirements listed below:

  1. Direct acting or roped hydraulic elevators referenced in ASME A17.1/CSA B44-2016, section 8.4 shall comply with the following if it has been verified by the submitting engineer as being required to comply with the seismic requirements:
    1. Over-speed valve (8.4.11.12)
    2. Pressure piping fittings must be made only of materials that conform to code material specifications and grades, classes, and types of these material specifications, intended clearly for pressure service;
    3. Piping supports (8.4.11.13, table 8.4.11.13)
    4. Rope retainers (8.4.11.3.1)
    5. Guiding members and position restraints (8.4.11.5)
    6. Travelling sheave position restraints (8.4.11.5.1)
    7. The submitting engineer shall provide the applicable information, [see 8.4 (a) and (b)] which either verifies the compliance with or exclusion of the seismic requirements.
      Note: see table C-3 (seismic design data for selected locations in British Columbia) in the BCBC-2018.
  2. Car door restrictor must be added (2.14.5.7)
     
  3. Hoistway door safety retainers (3.11, 2.11.11.8)
  4. Car platform guard (apron, toe guard) (3.15.1.1, 3.15.1.2, 2.15.9 only to the extent the existing pit must permit, but in no case less than the leveling or truck zone, plus 75 mm (3 in))
  5. Car emergency communication (2.27.1)
  6. Pit ladder (3.2, 2.2.4.2)
  7. Addition of car top railings where a 300 mm (12 in.) ball can pass between the edges of the car enclosure top and the adjacent hoistway enclosure and on sides where there is no hoistway enclosure (8.7.2.14.5.1 or 8.7.2.14.5.2)

Part 3: Details of Issue

This safety order is being issued to the following:

  • Elevating Devices Contractors
  • Asset Owners or their Agent(s)

Part 4: Details of Ordering Safety Manager or Safety Officer – Please read following page

I certify that I am authorized to issue this safety order in accordance with section 15 (d) of the Safety Standards Act or that I have been delegated this power under section 15 (g) of the Safety Standards Act.

Nav Chahal
Provincial Safety Manager – Transportation

References:
Safety Standards Act:
Safety Orders

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  1. To prevent, avoid or reduce risk of personal injury or damage to property, a provincial safety manager may, in writing, issue a safety order.
  2. A safety order may be issued to any person in relation to any of the following:
    1. regulated work or regulated products generally;
    2. a specific class of regulated product or regulated work;
    3. a specific regulated product or regulated work.
  3. For certainty, a safety order issued under this section may apply to
    1. regulated work that meets the requirements under this Act,
    2. regulated work that previously met the requirements under this Act or a former Act but does not meet the current requirements under this Act,
    3. regulated products that meet the requirements under this Act, or
    4. regulated products that previously met the requirements under this Act or a former Act but do not meet the current requirements under this Act, including a regulated product that bears a certification mark.
  4. A safety order may specify any requirement that is intended to prevent, avoid or reduce the risk of personal injury or damage to property and may include any of the following orders:
    1. that an existing regulated work or regulated product must be made safe in compliance with the safety order;
    2. that a regulated product must be
      1. disconnected from a power source,
      2. uninstalled, or
      3. modified before continued use;
    3. that a regulated product must be operated, installed, manufactured or disposed of only as specified or that a regulated product must not be moved;
    4. that current or future regulated work or a regulated product must conform to the terms or conditions of the order;
    5. that a person take or refrain from taking any action that a safety manager considers necessary to prevent, avoid or reduce a risk of personal injury to persons or damage to property;
    6. that the manufacturer make reasonable efforts to recall the regulated product.
  5. The provincial safety manager must give written notice of the safety order to the following persons:
    1. the manufacturer of the regulated product;
    2. an owner of the regulated product if the identity of the owner is known to the provincial safety manager;
    3. the person in charge of the regulated work.
  6. The notice must state the reasons for the decision and that the person has the right to appeal the decision to the appeal board.
  7. Despite section 54, a safety order may not be stayed during an appeal.