Passenger Ropeway

Licences

Overview

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:

  1. the Safety Standards Act
  2. all relevant regulations, and;
  3. all applicable safety orders and directives

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 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.
  3. Identify previous passenger ropeway maintenance experience.
  4. 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.
  5. Have a BC Business Registration number
  6. Submit your application to the Passenger Ropeways team, and mail a cheque payable to Technical Safety BC for the application fee, or call 1 866 566 7233 to pay with a credit card.
  7. 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.

Licences must be renewed annually. Check with your insurer that your surety bond is still active, then renew through your online account.

Updating your information by filling out our Passenger Ropeway Licences Application Form, check the “update” box, and email it to Passenger Ropeways Team.

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