Elevating Devices Mechanic - Class H
The Elevating Devices Mechanic certification, Class H refers to a certified individual who is restricted to installing, altering, repairing or maintaining those types of elevating devices that are designed for individuals with physical disabilities and identified on their Skills Passport.
Program Outline: A guide for instructors, apprentices, and employers of apprentices as well as for the use of industry organizations, regulatory bodies, provincial and federal governments. It reflects the updated standards for Class H Elevating Mechanics based on the British Columbia industry and subject matter experts.
There are three application pathways open to Elevating Devices Mechanics, Class H:
- Complete an approved training course that includes at least 24 hours of instructional time in occupational health and safety within the year of application.
- Be employed by a licensed elevating device contractor who is authorized to do the type of regulated work that corresponds with the class of certificate of qualification for which the applicant is applying for.
- Submit the completed application form for appropriate class.
- Fill out and have employer sign Class H Skills Passport declaration form.
- Pay the application fee.
- Once your application is approved, you will receive notice from Technical Safety BC to apply to write the certification exam for your class.
- Submit the completed exam application form.
- Pay the exam fee when contacted by a client services representative. Once all documentation and payment has been received Technical Safety BC will contact you to set up a time to write the exam.
Note: Exam request dates can be made during fee payment. Based on availability, exam dates can be scheduled 15-business days from the time of payment.
- Class H exam is for three hours.
- Individuals must attain a 70% grade to pass
- Applicants will be given three chances to pass the exam. After each attempt, applicants will receive a ‘Notification Letter’ from Technical Safety BC that details the marks achieved and highlight areas that are in need of improvement. An exam re-write fee applies to each additional attempt.
- According to Elevating Devices Safety Regulation, an applicant can apply for a re-exam only after five years of failing a third attempt at clearing all required exams.
Technical Safety BC issues renewal letters to clients 60 days before expiry of their certificate of qualification. It is the responsibility of the individual to ensure that certifications are renewed appropriately. Please allow sufficient time for processing of your application and payment ahead of the expiry date. It is the responsibility of the elevator mechanic to ensure their certificate is valid at all times. For more information, please send us an email.
Mechanic in Training (MIT)
A certificate of qualification issued by a provincial safety manager to a MIT is valid for a period of one year from the date of issue.
To renew a MIT, Class H certificate of qualification, the applicant must submit the following:
- Completed renewal form.
First time Renewal Only: Proof of registration in a training program for the purpose of obtaining a certificate of qualification as a certified elevating device mechanic. Subsequent Renewals: The applicant must only provide proof of the applicant's successful progression through the training program referenced above, and their Skills Passport.
- Fee payment.
Note: A provincial safety manager may refuse, without further grounds, to renew the certificate of qualification of a mechanic-in-training who has failed to become eligible for a Class H certificate of qualification within five years from the date the Class H MIT certificate of qualification was first issued.
Elevating Devices Mechanic, Class H
A certificate of qualification is valid for a period of three years from the date of issue.
To renew a Class H certificate of qualification, the applicant must submit:
- Completed renewal form.
- Proof of having completed at least 24 hours of continuing education.
Note: The continuing education must be completed within the term of the certificate of qualification that is to be renewed, and must be recognized by the provincial safety manager as being relevant to the scope of the certificate.
- Fee payment.
Program Outline: Elevating Devices Mechanic certification, Class H
Required study material
(can be brought to the exam)
- Elevator Industry Field Employee’s Safety Handbook 2010 (available from Elevator World)
- CSA B355-09 Lifts for Persons with Physical Disabilities (available from CSA)
- CSA C22.1-12 Canadian Electrical Code Part 1 Section 38 (available from CSA)
- Preparatory Reference Material For The Challenge Exam - All Classes
- Practise exam questions - Class H
- Exam weighting - Class H
- Safety Standards Act
- Safety Standards General Regulation
- Elevating Devices Safety Regulation
- Elevating Devices - BC Act & Regulations (online course offered by Technical Safety BC)
- Safety orders
- Information bulletins