Safety Order: Doppelmayr CTEC safety alert bulletin SA-08-021 Wolfurt KD08003E
May 6, 2010
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This safety order is being issued pursuant to section 31 of the Safety Standards Act. A person affected by this safety order may appeal this order, in writing, to the Safety Standards Appeal Board in accordance with Section 51 of the Safety Standards Act. It is an offence under section 72 not to comply with a safety order.
Part 1: Details of regulated work or regulated product
This safety order is being issued in relation to a regulated product – specifically passenger ropeway towers affected by the attached Doppelmayr CTEC Safety Alert Bulletin SA-08-021 Wolfurt KD08003E Tower Failure due to Water Intrusion issued on December 20, 2008.
An incident involving the failure of a steel support tower on a detachable 8 passenger gondola has prompted the manufacturer to issue this Safety Alert Bulletin to all passenger ropeway contractors operating similar equipment.
Part 2: Requirement(s) of this safety order
All passenger ropeway contractors operating passenger ropeways affected by Doppelmayr CTEC Safety Alert Bulletin SA-08-021 Wolfurt KD08003E are hereby ordered to confirm that all requirements identified in the safety alert bulletin have been addressed. The requirements identified are as follows:
- 3.1 Required Actions: Inspections ASAP but at the latest within the next 30 days
- 3.1.1 Resonance Check
- 3.1.2 Concrete-Filled Shafts/ Shaft Sections
- 3.1.3 Visual Inspection
- 3.2 Required Actions: Annual Inspections (Specifically, All required 3/8” drain holes have been installed. Inspections prior to 2009/2010 operating season and that future inspections will be maintained and recorded in maintenance logs. If drain holes are to be plugged with any type of fitting then the manufacturer must be contacted to confirm that it is acceptable)
See copy of Safety Alert Bulletin attached to this safety order.
Complete the attached response form and fax/email to the British Columbia Safety Authority New Westminster office (fax number 778.396.2035 c/o Jason Gill or email Jason.Gill@safetyauthority.ca) upon completion/verification that the above noted requirements have been complied with. The completed forms must be received by the Provincial Safety Manager no later than November 15, 2009.
Part 3: Details of issue
This safety order is being issued to all passenger ropeway contractors who operate Doppelmayr CTEC passenger ropeway installations identified in Doppelmayr CTEC Safety Alert Bulletin SA-08-021 Wolfurt KD08003E.
Part 4: Details of ordering Safety Manager or Safety Officer – please read following page
I certify that I am authorized to issue this safety order in accordance with section 15 (d) of the Safety Standards Act or that I have been delegated this power under section 15 (g) of the Safety Standards Act.
Jason Gill Date: October 2, 2009
Provincial Safety Manager – Passenger Ropeways and Amusement Devices
Safety Standards Act