Elevating Devices Inspection Booking Procedure

New and Altered Devices

To book a physical assessment (inspection) for your elevating device, please have your elevating devices contractor contact the area-assigned safety officer by phone and submit the Request for Acceptance Inspection Form (and any other associated forms). See the four steps below for further details.

  1. Request for Acceptance Inspection Form must be submitted after a time and date has been set for the inspection with the area-assigned safety officer. Once the form has been received, the safety officer will confirm the date of inspection with the elevating devices contractor.
  2. Please provide the following documents to the safety officer three business days before the inspection:

Failure to submit the forms or incomplete forms may result in the inspection being failed.

For all minor alterations, an Examination & Testing of Elevating Device Declaration FRM-1717 must be submitted to the safety officer within 30 days of completion of the work. Within 60 days of returning the device to service, a request for inspection must be made and confirmed with the safety officer.

  1. At the start of inspection, please provide the completed data sheet checklist to the safety officer. Choose the checklist applicable to you. This checklist must be completed prior to the inspection.  Incomplete checklists will constitute a failed inspection.

    Data sheets
  2. The contractor is responsible for ensuring that all the testing equipment used to demonstrate compliance during the acceptance test are available on site.

Note: Areas 401, 402, and 501 require an inspection request with a minimum of 5 business days notice, inspections may not be booked more than three weeks in advance unless otherwise confirmed with the safety officer. 

About failed inspections

Your inspection may be failed if:

  • Testing equipment is unavailable to demonstrate compliance during an acceptance test. It is the responsibility of the contractor to ensure the appropriate testing equipment is available during the inspection.
  • Repairs or corrections cannot be completed within a reasonable time frame. The repair or correction will be noted on the Certificate of Inspection.
  • Non-compliances include a high hazard condition. A re-inspection will be required and full inspection fees will apply.

Failed inspections will result in the need for a re-inspection. Any travel costs (mileage, travel time, accommodation, meals) if applicable, will be billed to all subsequent re-inspections in addition to the re-inspection fee(s).

About cancellations, overtime, and re-inspections

  • Cancellation of your inspection must be received at least two business days before your scheduled inspection, and should be made directly to the safety officer. Cancellations outside of this timeframe will be considered a failed inspection and full inspection fees, including applicable travel costs (travel time, accommodation, flights, meals, car rental) will apply. Any costs related to booked airfare and accommodations will be charged regardless of when notice was given.
  • If a re-inspection is needed, it may be scheduled a minimum of two weeks from the date of failed inspection. Use the same procedure for booking an inspection to book a re-inspection.
  • If you are requesting an overtime inspection, the request for overtime inspection form must be submitted.

Contact us
For general questions, please contact your area-assigned safety officer.  

If you experience difficulty connecting with a safety officer, please contact:
Carley Kang, Field Services Leader, Elevating

Carley.Kang@technicalsafetybc.ca or 778 899 6484
For design registration and to follow up on permit submissions, please email EDDesignSubmission@technicalsafetybc.ca.


ATTENTION: Request for Variance – Deferred Inspection Forms for Construction Use Section 5 Inspection, Initial Inspection and Extension Inspection must be sent to elevating@technicalsafetybc.ca, following the Remote Assessments Variance Process

For new Final Inspections or Final Re-Inspections due to a fail, please contact the area safety officer as listed below.


Find a safety officer

Elevating Devices Area & Number Safety Officer Cell Phone Email

101 - Vancouver  Downtown – Central*

Brian Lew

778 773 5710 Brian.Lew@technicalsafetybc.ca

102 - Vancouver Downtown – West End*

John Rudyak 604 338 5341 John.Rudyak@technicalsafetybc.ca
103 - Vancouver Downtown – East* Brian Lew 778 773 5710 Brian.Lew@technicalsafetybc.ca

104 - Vancouver East
(Main Street to Boundary Road)

Leo Castillo 236 996 6716 Leonel.Castillo@technicalsafetybc.ca

105 - Vancouver West*

Skytrain inspections (BCRTC)

Glen Quan 604 209 0903 Glen.Quan@technicalsafetybc.ca

106 - Richmond

Leo Castillo 236 996 6716 Leonel.Castillo@technicalsafetybc.ca
107  - North Shore to Whistler John Rudyak 604 338 5341 John.Rudyak@technicalsafetybc.ca
108 - Burnaby Shoeeb Mohammed 604 831 1127 Shoeeb.Mohammed@technicalsafetybc.ca

109 - New Westminster

TJ Sanchez 604 787 4424 TJ.Sanchez@technicalsafetybc.ca

200 - Delta

201 - Surrey & Langley 

202 - Abbotsford / Chilliwack

203 - Hope

For Hydraulic Elevators:
Chris Hinse
604 838 1742
For Electric Elevators:
Samer Aabedi
778 873 3132 

For Accessibility Lift and Escalators:
Chris Hinse
604 838 1742

204 - Coquitlam (including everything east up to Mission)

205 - Port Moody

TJ Sanchez 604 787 4424 TJ.Sanchez@technicalsafetybc.ca

301 - Greater Victoria

302 - Victoria Downtown

303 - Nanaimo

Derryl Bilawka 250 634 8300 Derryl.Bilawka@technicalsafetybc.ca

401 - Kelowna North & West

402 - Kelowna South & East

Glenn Brown 250 878 8238 Glenn.Brown@technicalsafetybc.ca

501 - Prince George (includes Lillooet, Cache Creek and Kamloops)

Jeff LaCombe 250 371 7625 Jeff.LaCombe@technicalsafetybc.ca

Area assignments

* For areas 101 to 105, please see maps for details.

Areas 101, 102, 103
Areas 101, 102, 103. Click to enlarge.
Area 104 and 108
Area 104 and 108. Click to enlarge.
Area 105
Area 105. Click to enlarge.