Elevating Devices Regulations
The Safety Standards Act applies to everyone who installs, alters, maintains or operates elevating equipment. All licensed contractors are required to keep up to date with changes in the Act and Regulations.
- Safety Standards Act
- Safety Standards General Regulation
- Elevating Devices Safety Regulation
- Fee Setting Criteria Regulation
- Monetary Penalties Regulation
CSA B44 Safety Code
The current code version in effect in British Columbia is CSA B44-16 Safety Code for Elevators and Escalators.
On April 30, 2020, British Columbia has adopted the 2016 version of CSA B44 (also known as B44-16). Learn more about this recent change.
All licensed elevating contractors must have access to the Canadian Standards Organization (CSA) Safety Code for Elevators and Escalators B44, B355, Z185 or 311, as well as the electrical code book. Check that your employer has a copy or purchase at retail/wholesale outlets or through the CSA Standards Store.
Safety orders are instruments that are issued to prevent or reduce the risk of personal injury or damage to property. Compliance is mandatory and enforceable by Technical Safety BC.
Directives are instruments that clarify or provide new interpretation of a regulation or code. Compliance is mandatory.
Information bulletins provide helpful information and clarification on existing regulations or code that affect your particular technology.
|Safety Order: Mandatory requirements for removing elevating devices from service||SO-ED 2014-01||Rev 1|
|Safety Order: Driving machine brake - electric elevators||SO-L1 110225 4||Rev 1|
|Safety Order: Mandatory requirements for the alteration of motion control or operation control||SO-ED 2020-01|
|Safety Order: ThyssenKrupp northern elevator traction sheave brake (sheave jammer) maintenance||SO-ED 2012-01||Rev 1|
|Safety Order: Escalator and moving walk brake and start-up requirements||SO-ED 2018-01||Rev 1|
|Safety Order: MCE unintended motion protection – software alteration required on iControl and Motion 4000 series controllers||SO-ED 2017-02|
|Safety Order: Firefighter key switch||SO-ED 2014-02||Rev 1|
|Directive: Approval of alternative testing for category 5 testing||D-ED 2021-01|
|Directive: Elevating devices maintenance record requirements||D-ED 2020-03|
|Directive: Mandatory maintenance||D-L4 101125 4||Rev 1|
|Directive: Major and minor alterations||D-L4 110803 5||Rev 5|
|Directive: Annual contractor reporting||D-ED 2020-02|
|Directive: Elevating Devices Mechanic Continuing Education Requirements||D-ED 2020-01|
|Directive: Correction of non-compliances for elevating devices||D-L4 110303 3||Rev 2|