ThyssenKrupp northern elevator traction sheave brake (sheave jammer) maintenance
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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 issued to all licensed elevating devices contractors that maintain the ThyssenKrupp Northern Elevator traction sheave brake (“sheave jammer”) and applies to all makes and models of the Sheave Jammer maintained in conformance with section 8.6 of the ASME A17.1-2016/B44-16 code.
Note: For elevating devices for which an installation permit is issued after April 30, 2020, this safety order supersedes safety order SO-L1 110225 4. For other elevating devices, safety order SO-L1 110225 4 continues to apply until the device has transitioned to the B44-2016 code, as per section 12.1 of the Elevating Devices Safety Regulation.
Part 2. Requirements of this safety order
All licensed elevating device contractors that maintain the sheave jammer must comply with the “ThyssenKrupp Northern Elevator Recommended Maintenance and Testing Frequency” laid out in the attached document. In particular, this includes the requirement in Part 4 of the document which specifies that the sheave jammer must be dismantled annually for inspection and cleaning then tested after reassembly.
In addition to the sheave jammer maintenance requirements prescribed by the manufacturer, all elevating devices equipped with a ThyssenKrupp Northern traction sheave emergency brake shall comply with the requirements of section 8.6 of ASME A17.1-2016/B44-16, including the following:
The device shall comply with section 184.108.40.206.3 of the A17.1/ B44-2016 code if any part of the driving machine brake is changed or adjusted that can affect the holding capacity or decelerating capacity of the emergency brake.
The completed tests shall be documented utilizing the required Technical Safety BC form (FRM-1221) and shall be reported annually utilizing the spreadsheet included as part of the requirements of Directive D-ED 2020-01 Annual Contractor Reporting.
The brake inspection information and test results as required by the Elevating Devices Safety Regulation shall be retained by the maintaining contractor on file in hard copy and electronic format for a minimum of 5 years and shall be provided to Technical Safety BC immediately upon request.
Maintenance records shall be updated accordingly and shall comply with the requirements of ASME A17.1/B44-2016 section 220.127.116.11.1, except as modified in the Elevating Devices Safety Regulation, and shall be viewable on site at all times as required by ASME A17.1/B44-2016 section 18.104.22.168.
Part 3. Details of ordering safety manager or safety officer
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.
Provincial Safety Manager, Transportation
Safety Standards Act:
(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:
(a) regulated work or regulated products generally;
(b) a specific class of regulated product or regulated work;
(c) a specific regulated product or regulated work.
(3) For certainty, a safety order issued under this section may apply to
(a) regulated work that meets the requirements under this Act,
(b) regulated work that previously met the requirements under this Act or a former Act but does not meet the
current requirements under this Act,
(c) regulated products that meet the requirements under this Act, or
(d) 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:
(a) that an existing regulated work or regulated product must be made safe in compliance with the safety
(b) that a regulated product must be
(i) disconnected from a power source,
(ii) uninstalled, or
(iii) modified before continued use;
(c) that a regulated product must be operated, installed, manufactured or disposed of only as specified or that
a regulated product must not be moved;
(d) that current or future regulated work or a regulated product must conform to the terms or conditions of the
(e) 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;
(f) 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:
(a) the manufacturer of the regulated product;
(b) an owner of the regulated product if the identity of the owner is known to the provincial safety manager;
(c) 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
(7) Despite section 54, a safety order may not be stayed during an appeal.