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Elevating Devices Safety
Elevating Devices Safety

Data by technology: Elevating Devices

Elevating

Technical Safety BC oversees the safety of elevators, escalators, moving walkways, dumbwaiters, lifts, and construction hoists in accordance with the Safety Standards Act and the Elevating Devices Safety Regulation.

Key Statistics

Incidents

In 2021, the number of incidents reported to us increased by 25 (83%) compared to 2020, which saw a decrease of 62% compared to 2019.

Note: The category under assessment refers to incidents reported to Technical Safety BC that were still under investigation at year end.

Elevating Device Incidents by Year (2017 - 2021)

Injuries

In 2021, 19 injuries were reported to Technical Safety BC, which is a 90% increase compared with 2020. This increase in injuries is likely due to the decrease in usage of elevating devices in 2020 as a result of COVID-19 restrictions. In 2020, six injuries were reported to Technical Safety BC, an 85% decrease compared with 2019.

Elevating Devices Injuries by Year (2017 - 2021)

Permits

The number of permits increased in 2021 to 28,714. In 2021, there were 1,751 installation permits issued, a decease of 25% compared to 2020. Operation permits increased by 7% in 2021.

Elevating Device Permits by Year (2017 - 2021)

Assessments

Technical Safety BC safety officers completed a total of 3,099 assessments in 2021. Of this total, 2,550 were in-person inspections and 549 were remote inspections.

Assessments are rated as follows:

Pass The safety officer has assessed that the regulated work and/or regulated product was found to comply with the Safety Standards Act, regulations and/or applicable technical code(s).
Conditional Pass The safety officer has assessed that the regulated work and/or regulated product was found to NOT comply with the Safety Standards Act, regulations and/or applicable technical code(s). Further regulated work may only be undertaken as directed on the certificate of inspection, while the identified non-compliances are being corrected.
Fail The safety officer has assessed that the regulated work and/or regulated product was found to NOT comply with the Safety Standards Act, regulations and/or applicable technical code(s). Further regulated work on the affected system or phase of work, and/or operation of the regulated equipment must not be undertaken until the identified non-compliances have been corrected.

Elevating Device Physical Inspections in 2021

Elevating Device Remote Inspections in 2021