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Elevating Devices Inspection Booking

Assessments

Elevating Devices Inspection Booking Procedure

New and altered devices

To book a physical assessment (inspection) for your elevating device, please have your elevating devices contractor contact the safety officer assigned to your area and submit the applicable forms.

Forms by inspection type


Form name

Time to submit to safety officer

Frequency

Request for Acceptance Inspection 1148

After safety officer confirms date

Each inspection request

General contractor’s pre-inspection checklist

*Includes BC P.Engineer Documentation as per checklist*

Prior to start of inspection

*Not required if submitted for Construction Use 5.10 inspection*

Once, unless inspection fails and requires re-submission

Examination & Testing Declaration 1717

Prior to start of inspection

Once

Data sheet checklist

Prior to start of inspection/prior to start of re-inspection when applicable

Once, unless inspection fails and requires new values on checklist

In this case, revised data checklist to be submitted prior to start of re-inspection

Form name

Time to submit to safety officer

Frequency

Request for Acceptance Inspection 1148

After safety officer confirms date

Each inspection request

General contractor’s pre-inspection checklist

Prior to start of inspection

Once, unless inspection fails and requires re-submission

Examination & Testing Declaration 1717

Prior to start of inspection

Once

Data sheet checklist

Prior to start of inspection/prior to start of re-inspection when applicable

Once, unless inspection fails and requires new values on checklist

In this case, revised data checklist to be submitted prior to start of re-inspection

Form name

Time to submit to safety officer

Frequency

Request for Acceptance Inspection 1148

After safety officer confirms date

Each inspection request



Examination & Testing Declaration 1717

Prior to start of inspection

Once

Data sheet checklist

Prior to start of inspection/prior to start of re-inspection when applicable



Once, unless inspection fails and requires new values on checklist

In this case, revised data checklist to be submitted prior to start of re-inspection

Form name

Time to submit to a safety officer

Frequency

Request for Acceptance Inspection 1148

After safety officer confirms date

Each inspection request

Examination & Testing Declaration 1717

Prior to start of inspection

Once

Data sheet checklist

Prior to start of inspection/prior to start of re-inspection when applicable

Once, unless inspection fails and requires new values on checklist

In this case, revised data checklist to be submitted prior to start of re-inspection

Form name

Time to submit to safety officer

Frequency

Request for Acceptance Inspection 1148

After safety officer confirms date

Refer to alteration List for inspection requirements

Form to be submitted to safety officer within 60 days of returning device to service

Examination & Testing Declaration 1717

Within 30 days of completion of work

Once, within 30 days of completion of work

*Declaration required with or without inspection*

Form name

Time to submit to safety officer

Frequency

Request for Acceptance Inspection 1148

After safety officer confirms date

Each inspection request

Examination & Testing Declaration 1717

Prior to start of inspection

Once

Construction Hoist Data Sheet Form 1720

Prior to start of inspection/prior to start of re-inspection when applicable



Once, unless inspection fails and requires new values on checklist

In this case, revised data checklist to be submitted prior to start of re-inspection

Form name

Time to submit to safety officer

Frequency

Request for Acceptance Inspection 1148

After safety officer confirms date

Each inspection request

Examination & Testing Declaration 1717

Prior to start of inspection

Once

Form name

Time to submit to safety officer

Frequency

Request for Acceptance Inspection 1148

After safety officer confirms date

Each inspection request

Examination & Testing Declaration 1717

Prior to start of inspection

Once

Construction Hoist Data Sheet Form 1720

Prior to start of inspection/prior to start of re-inspection when applicable

Once, unless inspection fails and requires new values on checklist

In this case, revised data checklist to be submitted prior to start of re-inspection



Failure to submit applicable forms

Please note: failure to submit the applicable forms or submission of incomplete forms may result in the inspection being failed.

The contractor is responsible for ensuring that all the testing equipment used to demonstrate compliance during the acceptance test is available on site.

Non-compliances issued prior to a final acceptance inspection must be declared before requesting a final acceptance.

About failed inspections

Your inspection may be failed if testing equipment is unavailable to demonstrate compliance during an acceptance test. It is the responsibility of the contractor to ensure the appropriate testing equipment is available during the inspection.

Similarly, inspections may not pass if repairs or corrections cannot be completed within a reasonable time frame, at safety officer discretion. The repair or correction will be noted on the Certificate of Inspection.

Non-compliances include a high hazard condition.

Failed inspections will result in the need for a re-inspection, which have a minimum two-week wait for re-inspection. Any applicable travel costs (mileage, travel time, accommodation,  meals), will be billed to subsequent re-inspections in addition to the re-inspection fee(s). 

Non-compliances related to a failed inspection must be corrected and declared prior to requesting a re-inspection.

The same procedure for booking an inspection should be followed to book a re-inspection.

Cancellations must be received at least two full business days* before your scheduled inspection and should be made directly to the safety officer. Cancellations outside of this timeframe will be considered a failed inspection and full inspection fees, including applicable travel costs (e.g., travel time, accommodation, flights, meals, car rental) will apply. Any costs related to booked airfare and accommodations will be charged regardless of when notice was given.

E.g., An inspection is booked for Friday; the safety officer must be notified of the cancellation no later than the Tuesday prior. Business days are exclusive of statutory holidays.

Booking after any cancellation may result in a minimum one-week wait time.

If you are requesting an overtime inspection, the request for overtime inspection form must be submitted.

In addition to inspection time, overtime hour billing may include administrative and travel time.

A request to remove a unit to service does not incur additional cost.

A request to return a unit from service may be billed a minimum of two hours, see “special inspection” under the fee schedule.

Questions

For general questions, please contact the safety officer assigned to your area.

If you are not able to connect with a safety officer, please contact Carley Kang, Field Services Leader, Elevating at Carley.Kang@technicalsafetybc.ca or 778 899 6484.

For design registration and to follow up on permit submissions, please email EIM@technicalsafetybc.ca.

Find an Elevating Device Safety Officer

Elevating Devices Area & Number

Safety Officer

Phone

Email

101 - Vancouver  Downtown – Central*

Brian Lew

778 773 5710

Brian.Lew@technicalsafetybc.ca

102 - Vancouver Downtown – West End*

John Rudyak

604 338 5341

John.Rudyak@technicalsafetybc.ca

103 - Vancouver Downtown – East*

Brian Lew

778 773 5710

Brian.Lew@technicalsafetybc.ca

104 - Vancouver East

(Main Street to Boundary Road)

Leo Castillo

236 996 6716

Leonel.Castillo@technicalsafetybc.ca

105 - Vancouver West*

 Skytrain inspections (BCRTC)

Glen Quan

604 209 0903

Glen.Quan@technicalsafetybc.ca

106 - Richmond

Leo Castillo

236 996 6716

Leonel.Castillo@technicalsafetybc.ca

107  - North Shore to Whistler

John Rudyak

604 338 5341

John.Rudyak@technicalsafetybc.ca

108 - Burnaby

Shoeeb Mohammed

604 831 1127

Shoeeb.Mohammed@technicalsafetybc.ca

109 - New Westminster

TJ Sanchez

604 787 4424

TJ.Sanchez@technicalsafetybc.ca

200 - Delta

201 - Surrey & Langley 

For Accessibility Lift and Escalators:

Samer Aabedi

 

Chris Hinse 

778 873 3132 

604 838 1742

Samer.Aabedi@technicalsafetybc.ca

 

Chris.Hinse@technicalsafetybc.ca

202 - Abbotsford / Chilliwack

203 - Hope

Chris Hinse

604 838 1742

Chris.Hinse@technicalsafetybc.ca

204 - Coquitlam (including everything east up to Mission)

205 - Port Moody

TJ Sanchez

604 787 4424

TJ.Sanchez@technicalsafetybc.ca

101-205 - Lower Mainland

Personnel Hoist - Initial & Final Inspections

Steven Mark

778 877 3067

Steven.Mark@technicalsafetybc.ca

Personnel Hoist - Extension Inspections

Carson Lew

778 836 5709

Carson.Lew@technicalsafetybc.ca

301 - Greater Victoria

302 - Victoria Downtown

Derryl Bilawka

250 634 8300

Derryl.Bilawka@technicalsafetybc.ca

303 - Nanaimo, Langford, Colwood, Duncan, Sooke

Ken Nielsen

778 867 1348

Ken.Nielsen@technicalsafetybc.ca

401 - Kelowna North & West

402 - Kelowna South & East

Glenn Brown

250 878 8238

Glenn.Brown@technicalsafetybc.ca

501 - Prince George (includes Lillooet, Cache Creek and Kamloops)

Jeff LaCombe

250 371 7625

Jeff.LaCombe@technicalsafetybc.ca

Note: Areas 401, 402, and 501 require an inspection request with a minimum of 5 business days' notice, inspections may not be booked more than three weeks in advance unless otherwise confirmed with the safety officer.

Area 101-103

Area 104 and 108

Area 105

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