Passenger Ropeways - Licences

All contractors and companies that operate, install, perform maintenance, test and alter passenger ropeways must be licensed by Technical Safety BC. A licensed contractor is responsible for ensuring compliance with the Safety Standards Act, all relevant regulations, and all applicable safety orders and directives.

Applying for your licence

To apply for your licence:

  1. Complete the Passenger Ropeway Licence Application Form 1372.
    *Class PRA — restricted to designing, constructing, installing, altering, repairing, maintaining or testing of any classification of passenger ropeway;
    *Class PRB — restricted to operating, installing, altering, repairing, maintaining or testing of any classification of passenger ropeway;
    *Class PRC — restricted to operating, repairing, maintaining or testing of fixed-grip above surface passenger ropeways, and all classifications of surface passenger ropeways;
    *Class PRD — restricted to operating, repairing, maintaining or testing of all types of surface passenger ropeways.
     
  2. Include relevant experience details, including previous passenger ropeway maintenance experience, for the people responsible for maintaining the passenger ropeways. Identify previous passenger ropeway maintenance experience. Also provide any applicable trade certifications such as millwright or electrical trades and show evidence of recognized training for passenger ropeway mechanics such as the Lift 151-153 courses offered by Selkirk College.
     
  3. Submit your application to the Passenger Ropeways client service representative:
    a. Email: passengerropeways@technicalsafetybc.ca, and
    b. Mail a cheque payable to Technical Safety BC for the application fee, or
    c. Call 778-396-2063 to pay over the phone with a credit card.

In some cases, Technical Safety BC's provincial safety manager will ask for an interview to discuss your knowledge of the adopted Canadian code for passenger ropeways and passenger conveyors, CAN/CSA Z98-07. You are also expected to be familiar with the Act and Regulations.

Renewing your Licence

Licences must be renewed annually. If you have received a notification about your renewal, please complete the renewal form and submit to your nearest Technical Safety BC office, along with the renewal fee, according to the Fee Schedule.

Has your licence information changed?

To update your contact information or details of the person responsible for operations and/or maintenance of the passenger ropeway, complete the Passenger Ropeway Licence Application Form 1372 and check the "update" box.

Again, in some cases, Technical Safety BC's provincial safety manager will schedule an interview to discuss your knowledge of the adopted Canadian code for passenger ropeways and passenger conveyors, CAN/CSA Z98-07. You are also expected to be familiar with the Act and Regulations.

Submit to the Passenger Ropeways client service representative by calling 778 396 2044 or email: passengerropeways@technicalsafetybc.ca. There is no fee for this update.

Looking up contractors who are licensed in BC

To check if a passenger ropeways contractor is licensed with Technical Safety BC, go to our Find a Contractor page and enter their name or company name. If you do not see them listed, they may be operating under a different name or a numbered company. Call us at 1 866 566 7233 if you need assistance, or if you are licensed but not presently listed. 

 

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