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Regulatory Notices

Title Ref # Revision Date
Safety Order: Driving machine brake - electric elevators SO-L1 110225 4 Rev 1
Directive: Mandatory maintenance D-L4 101125 4 Rev 1
List of Alterations: ASME A17.1/B44-2016
Safety Order: Mandatory requirements for the alteration of motion control or operation control SO-ED 2020-01
Information Bulletin: Elevating devices car alterations B-L4 110803 4 Rev 1
Information Bulletin: Amendments to elevating regulatory tools: safety orders, directives and bulletins IB-ED 2020-01
Safety Order: Escalator and moving walk brake and start-up requirements SO-ED 2018-01 Rev 1
Safety Order: ThyssenKrupp northern elevator traction sheave brake (sheave jammer) maintenance SO-ED 2012-01 Rev 1
Directive: Annual contractor reporting D-ED 2020-02
Information Bulletin: Declarations and request for Acceptance inspection IB-ED 2020-03
Information Bulletin: Maintenance and testing requirements IB-ED 2020-02
Information Bulletins: Firefighters’  Emergency Operation Testing Requirements IB-ED 2020-04
Directive: Major and minor alterations D-L4 110803 5 Rev 5
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
Information Bulletin: Maintenance Control Program Transition Plan IB-ED 2019-02
Information Bulletin: Voluntary Disclosure Program (VDP) IB-CE-2019-01
Amendments to the Elevating Devices Safety Regulation and Adoption of ASME A17.1 – 16/CSA B44 – 16 Safety Code for Elevators and Escalators IB-ED-2019-01
Information Bulletin: Elevating Devices incident and hazard reporting IB-ED 2017-01 Rev 2
Information Bulletin: Compliance and enforcement fees criteria IB-CE-2018-02
Information Bulletin: Compliance audits IB-CE-2018-01 Rev 1
Information Bulletin: ThyssenKrupp Elevator 340 machine brake upgrade IB-ED-2018-01
Directive: Use of jumpers D-ED 2014-02 Rev 3
Information Bulletin: Deteriorated escalator/moving walk power cables & supervisory cables IB-ED-2017-05
Information Bulletin: Elevating devices certified mechanic continuing education (Superseded by D-ED 2020-01) IB-ED-2017-04
Information Bulletin: Elevating devices mechanic certification program IB-ED-2017-03
Safety Order: MCE unintended motion protection – software alteration required on iControl and Motion 4000 series controllers SO-ED 2017-02
Directive: Elevating devices Mechanics in Training (MIT) certification renewal requirements D-ED 2017-01
Information Bulletin: Regulatory amendments to various safety regulations IB-A1-2017-01 Rescinded
Information Bulletin: Transitional requirements under Bill 13 – Safety Standards Amendment Act, 2016 for equipment located in pipelines and oil & gas facilities IB-A1-2016-02
Information Bulletin: Pending amendments to the Safety Standards Act under Bill 13 – Safety Standards Amendment Act, 2016 IB-A1-2016-01
Safety Order: Firefighter key switch SO-ED 2014-02 Rev 1
Information Bulletin: Changes to booking procedure and GCOwner checklist IB-ED 2014-02 Rescinded
Information Bulletin: Vendor-supplied machine room equipment guarding IB-ED 2014-01
Safety order: Mandatory requirements for removing elevating devices from service SO-ED 2014-01
Directive: Escalator step - skirt performance index field testing D-ED 2014-01 Rescinded
Information Bulletin: Elevating devices internal cab modernization B-L4 110803 4
Information Bulletin: Pit drain requirements for new elevators equipped with firefighters' emergency operation B-L4 070222 1 Rescinded
Information Bulletin: Notification of amendment to Elevating Devices Safety Regulation IB-ED 2013-02 Rescinded
Safety Order: Hydraulic elevators - Griffin controllers SO-ED 2013-01
Information Bulletin: Changes for elevating devices' operating permits: new installations IB-ED 2013-01 Rescinded
Information Bulletin: Firefighters emergency operations requirements B-L4 110513 2 Rescinded
Directive: Ventilation of hydraulic machine rooms for lifts for persons with physical disabilities D-L4 110303 1
Directive: Periodic Tests Declarations D-L4 110303 2 Rescinded
Directive: Installation of glass or mirrors on lifts for people with physical disabilities D-L4 110303 4
Information Bulletin: Driving machine brake-electric elevators B-L4 110225 3 Rescinded
Safety Order: Driving machine brake-electric elevators SO-L1 110225 4
Directive: Incident reporting requirements with respect to elevating devices D-L4 070101 1 Rescinded
Information Bulletin: Hydraulic elevators with single bottom cylinders B-L4 101214 1 Rescinded
Safety Order: Hydraulic elevator with single bottom cylinder SO-L1 101214 1