Search Results | Clear Search | Previous (in doc) | Next (in doc) | Prev Doc | Next Doc

"Point in Time" Regulation Content

Safety Standards Act

Elevating Devices Safety Regulation

B.C. Reg. 101/2004

NOTE: Links below go to reg content as it was prior to the changes made on the effective date. (PIT covers changes made from September 19, 2009 to present)
SECTIONEFFECTIVE DATE
Section 1 July 2, 2013
Section 2 December 16, 2014
Section 2.1 December 16, 2014
Part 1, Division 1 December 16, 2014
Section 2.2 December 16, 2014
Section 3 December 16, 2014
Section 3.1 December 16, 2014
Section 3.2 December 16, 2014
Section 3.3 December 16, 2014
Section 3.4 December 16, 2014
Section 4 December 16, 2014
March 8, 2017
Part 1, Division 2.1 December 16, 2014
Section 4.6 March 8, 2017
Section 4.7 June 15, 2015
Section 7 December 16, 2014
Section 8 December 16, 2014
Part 2 December 16, 2014
Section 11 December 16, 2014
Section 12 December 16, 2014
Section 13 August 31, 2018
Section 14 December 16, 2014
Section 15 December 16, 2014
Section 16 December 16, 2014
August 31, 2018
Section 20 August 31, 2018
Section 21 August 31, 2018
Section 21.1 July 22, 2019
Section 23 July 2, 2013
Section 24 December 16, 2014
Section 28 August 31, 2018
Section 31 August 31, 2018
Section 33 August 31, 2018
Section 35 July 2, 2013
Part 5 Division 5 July 2, 2013
Section 45 July 2, 2013
Section 54 July 2, 2013
Schedule July 1, 2010
November 25, 2010
July 2, 2013
November 19, 2015

 Section 1 definition of "major alteration", paragraph (g) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 164/2013, effective July 2, 2013.

(g) the design, materials or strength of a hydraulic cylinder or plunger if the working pressure is increased by more than 10%;

 Section 1 definition of "major alteration", paragraph (h) was added by BC Reg 164/2013, effective July 2, 2013.

 Section 2 definition of "mandatory maintenance" BEFORE amended by BC Reg 239/2014, effective December 16, 2014.

"mandatory maintenance" means the maintenance of an elevating device that is provided by a licensed contractor under contract to an owner and includes periodic examination and maintenance services such as cleaning and lubrication, all safety-related tests required by the ministry, and immediate treatment of any safety-related deficiency including the adjustment, repair or replacement of any defective equipment or components as required by the adopted codes or manufacturer's specifications, but does not include an alteration as specified by a provincial safety manager or an alteration as defined by the adopted code;

 Section 2 definition of "periodic inspection" BEFORE repealed by BC Reg 239/2014, effective December 16, 2014.

"periodic inspection" means an inspection or test of an elevating device that is conducted by a safety officer following an acceptance inspection under section 14 or 15;

 Section 2 definitions of "certified elevating device mechanic", "educational body", "Electrical Safety Regulation", "licensed electrical contractor", "licensed elevating device contractor", "mechanic-in-training", "Safety Standards General Regulation" and "skills passport" were added by BC Reg 239/2014, effective December 16, 2014.

 Section 2.1 before re-enacted by BC Reg 239/2014, effective December 16, 2014.

Relation to the Safety Standards General Regulation

2.1   This regulation is subject to the Safety Standards General Regulation.

[en. B.C. Reg. 134/2009, s. 3.]

 Part 1, Division 1, heading BEFORE amended by BC Reg 239/2014, effective December 16, 2014.

Division 1 — Individuals Who May Perform Regulated Work

 Section 2.2 was enacted by BC Reg 239/2014, effective December 16, 2014.

 Section 3 BEFORE re-enacted by BC Reg 239/2014, effective December 16, 2014.

Individuals who may perform regulated work

3   (1) An individual must not perform regulated work in respect of elevating devices unless the individual

(a) is a licensed elevating device contractor,

(b) is employed by a licensed elevating device contractor to perform regulated work in respect of elevating devices,

(c) holds an appropriate certificate of qualification issued by a provincial safety manager, or

(d) is permitted to do so under this section.

(2) Section 5 of the Safety Standards General Regulation does not apply for the purposes of this section.

(3) An individual may perform regulated work in respect of elevating devices if the individual is employed by an organization that utilizes training programs that have been registered with a provincial safety manager and approved by a provincial safety manager if the individual

(a) has successfully completed the relevant training,

(b) does not perform regulated work for any person other than the individual's employer who provided the training, and

(c) performs regulated work only within the scope of the individual's training.

(4) An individual must not perform regulated work as an attendant or operator of an elevating device unless the individual has been trained, in a training program acceptable to a provincial safety manager, to attend or operate that device.

(5) Following a request by a passenger ropeway owner, a provincial safety manager may grant an exemption from the requirements of subsection (4) for the operation of tow ropes.

 Section 3.1 was enacted by BC Reg 239/2014, effective December 16, 2014.

 Section 3.2 was enacted by BC Reg 239/2014, effective December 16, 2014.

 Section 3.3 was enacted by BC Reg 239/2014, effective December 16, 2014.

 Section 3.4 was enacted by BC Reg 239/2014, effective December 16, 2014.

 Section 4 BEFORE amended by BC Reg 239/2014, effective December 16, 2014.

Passenger ropeway trainer certificate of qualification

4   (1) A provincial safety manager may attach terms and conditions to a certificate of qualification issued under this section including, but not limited to, the types of passenger ropeways for which the certificate holder may provide training.

(2) The holder of a valid passenger ropeway trainer certificate of qualification may train individuals to perform regulated work as attendants or operators on the types of passenger ropeways named on the certificate.

 Section 4 (1) BEFORE repealed by BC Reg 45/2017, effective March 8, 2017.

(1) A provincial safety manager may attach terms and conditions to a certificate of qualification issued under this section including, but not limited to, the types of passenger ropeways for which the certificate holder may provide training under subsection (2).

 Part 1, Division 2.1 was enacted by BC Reg 239/2014, effective December 16, 2014.

 Section 4.6 (3) (part) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 45/2017, effective March 8, 2017.

(3) The terms and conditions that a provincial safety manager may attach on issuing a certificate of qualification to a mechanic-in-training include, but are not limited to,

 Section 4.7 BEFORE self-repealed by BC Reg 101/2004, effective June 15, 2015.

Transitional — current mechanics

4.7   (1) In this section, "transitioning mechanic" means an individual who, on the date this section comes into force, is employed in British Columbia by a licensed elevating device contractor who holds a Class A, RA, C, H or MR licence, for the purpose of doing regulated work in respect of elevating devices, other than amusement rides or passenger ropeways.

(2) A transitioning mechanic must apply for a certificate of qualification under this section, and submit all required fees, within 90 days after the date this section comes into force.

(3) Despite any provision of this regulation that requires an individual to hold a certificate of qualification to do regulated work, a transitioning mechanic may do regulated work as if the transitioning mechanic holds a certificate of qualification of the class applied for under subsection (2) until the earlier of the following:

(a) the date that is 90 days after the date this section comes into force, if the transitioning mechanic does not apply for a certificate of qualification as required under subsection (2);

(b) the date a certificate of qualification is issued under subsection (4).

(4) If an application is made as required under subsection (2), a provincial safety manager may issue to the applicant one of the following:

(a) a Class A, C or H certificate of qualification as a certified elevating device mechanic, if the applicant

(i) provides proof, acceptable to a provincial safety manager, that the applicant meets the applicable experience requirements set out in subsection (5), and

(ii) passes all examinations, if any, required under subsection (5) in no more than 3 attempts;

(b) a Class MR certificate of qualification as a certified elevating device mechanic, if the applicant is employed by a licensed elevating device contractor who holds a Class MR licence, for the purpose of doing regulated work within the scope of the licence;

(c) a Class IT certificate of qualification as a mechanic-in-training, if the applicant does not meet the requirements of paragraph (a) or (b).

(5) For the purposes of subsection (4) (a), the following requirements apply:

(a) an applicant for a Class A certificate of qualification must

(i) have 12 years of experience, since July 1, 1997, doing regulated work within the scope of the certificate of qualification, or

(ii) have 12 000 hours of experience doing regulated work within the scope of the certificate of qualification and pass a required examination;

(b) an applicant for a Class C or H certificate of qualification must

(i) have 4 years of experience, since July 1, 2008, doing regulated work within the scope of the certificate of qualification, or

(ii) have 6 000 hours of experience doing regulated work within the scope of the certificate of qualification and pass a required examination.

(6) For the purposes of an examination under subsection (5),

(a) section 3 (2) of the Safety Standards General Regulation does not apply,

(b) a provincial safety manager may determine the grade that applicants must achieve to pass the examination, and

(c) for the purpose of applying section 2 of the Safety Standards General Regulation, the applicant must pay the applicable fees, if any, for each attempt of a required examination.

(7) This section is repealed 6 months after the date it comes into force.

[en. B.C. Reg. 239/2014, s. 7.]

 Section 7 BEFORE re-enacted by BC Reg 239/2014, effective December 16, 2014.

General duties of a licensed elevating device contractor

7   A licensed elevating device contractor must

(a) maintain a current list of the elevating devices in respect of which the contractor is under contract to perform mandatory maintenance,

(b) provide a copy of the list required in paragraph (a) to a provincial safety manager, and

(c) within 3 business days, notify a provincial safety manager of any changes to the list required under paragraph (a).

 Section 8 BEFORE re-enacted by BC Reg 239/2014, effective December 16, 2014.

Requirements for obtaining or renewing contractor's licence

8   In order to obtain or renew a contractor's licence the applicant must provide the following:

(a) a list of the units maintained by the contractor under mandatory maintenance program contracts;

(b) identification of the frequency of mandatory maintenance of each unit.

 Part 2 heading BEFORE amended by BC Reg 239/2014, effective December 16, 2014.

Part 2 — Permits, Field Safety Representatives and Inspections

 Section 11 (2) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 239/2014, effective December 16, 2014.

(2) Section 17 (3) of the Safety Standards General Regulation does not apply to an application for an installation permit under this regulation.

 Section 12 BEFORE amended by BC Reg 239/2014, effective December 16, 2014.

Acceptance inspection and test

12   (1) A licensed elevating device contractor or that person's field safety representative must ensure that an elevating device undergoes an acceptance inspection by a safety officer when either of the following circumstances apply:

(a) the elevating device is newly installed and no operating permit has previously been issued in respect of the elevating device;

(b) the elevating device has undergone a major alteration.

(2) If an acceptance inspection is required under subsection (1), the licensed elevating device contractor or that person's field safety representative must

(a) request a safety officer t conduct an acceptance inspection, and

(b) submit to the safety officer any information relevant to the acceptance inspection.

 Section 13 (1) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 170/2018, effective August 31, 2018.

(1) A provincial safety officer must issue an identification label for each new elevating device at the time of a successful acceptance inspection.

 Section 14 BEFORE re-enacted by BC Reg 239/2014, effective December 16, 2014.

Elevating devices other than passenger ropeways to undergo periodic inspections and tests

14   Elevating devices other than passenger ropeways must undergo periodic inspections and tests in accordance with the adopted codes or with the guidelines of the ministry.

 Section 15 BEFORE repealed by BC Reg 239/2014, effective December 16, 2014.

Periodic inspections and tests for passenger ropeways

15   The owner of a passenger ropeway must, with the written agreement of a provincial safety officer, establish the date of a periodic inspection or test for the passenger ropeway.

 Section 16 (1) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 239/2014, effective December 16, 2014.

(1) If a passenger ropeway licensed contractor, the contractor's field safety representative or a passenger ropeway owner performs or supervises work under an installation permit, that person must apply to a provincial safety officer for an inspection and submit the relevant technical information in respect of regulated work performed on a new passenger ropeway or alterations to an existing passenger ropeway.

 Section 16 (1) and (2) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 170/2018, effective August 31, 2018.

(1) If a passenger ropeway licensed contractor or a passenger ropeway owner does or supervises regulated work under an installation permit, that person must apply to a provincial safety officer for an inspection and submit the relevant technical information in respect of regulated work done on a new passenger ropeway or alterations to an existing passenger ropeway.

(2) If a passenger ropeway has not been used for the carriage of passengers for 2 or more consecutive years, the person who holds an operating permit for that passenger ropeway must apply to a provincial safety officer for an inspection of that passenger ropeway and the provincial safety officer may order a load test.

 Section 20 BEFORE amended by BC Reg 170/2018, effective August 31, 2018.

20   Unless otherwise specified by a provincial safety manager, an elevating device that has been involved in an incident must be shut down immediately and must not be repaired or returned to service without the permission of a provincial safety officer.

 Section 21 (5) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 170/2018, effective August 31, 2018.

(5) When any unsafe or potentially unsafe condition exists, an owner must close an elevating device from the carriage of passengers until a provincial safety officer permits the elevating device to operate.

 Section 21.1 was enacted by BC Reg 184/2019, effective July 22, 2019.

 Section 23 BEFORE repealed by BC Reg 164/2013, effective July 2, 2013.

 Testing of safeties and governors

23  (1)  This section applies only to elevating devices for which the adopted code or standard applicable to that elevating device requires the performance of car and counterweight safety tests, governor overspeed tests and governor pull through tests.

(2)  The owner of an elevating device must

(a) ensure that the tests referred to in subsection (1) are carried out

(i)  at the intervals specified in the applicable code, or

(ii)  if the applicable code does not specify intervals by which the tests must be carried out, at intervals not exceeding 3 years, and

(b) deliver to a provincial safety manager an affidavit stating the results of the tests conducted under paragraph (a).

[en. B.C. Reg. 475/2004, Sch. 2, s. 8.]

 Section 24 BEFORE amended by BC Reg 239/2014, effective December 16, 2014.

Evacuation procedures

24   If evacuation procedures are performed by a person other than a contractor, the owner must submit the procedures to a provincial safety manager.

[am. B.C. Reg. 475/2004, Sch. 2, s. 9.]

 Section 28 BEFORE amended by BC Reg 170/2018, effective August 31, 2018.

28   A passenger ropeway operator must perform daily inspections in accordance with the adopted code, manufacturer's requirements or the requirements of a provincial safety officer.

 Section 31 (part) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 170/2018, effective August 31, 2018.

31   The owner of a passenger ropeway must submit to a provincial safety officer, before installing a new passenger ropeway or when relocating an existing passenger ropeway,

 Section 33 BEFORE amended by BC Reg 170/2018, effective August 31, 2018.

33   The owner of a passenger ropeway may, with the prior approval of a provincial safety officer, operate a moveable passenger ropeway at various locations.

 Section 35 (6) BEFORE repealed by BC Reg 164/2013, effective July 2, 2013.

(6)  The personnel hoist contractor must perform a hoist extension examination and submit to the provincial safety manager a hoist extension affidavit for alternate hoist extensions, commencing with the first extension after the initial acceptance by a safety officer.

 Division 5 in Part 5, sections 36.1 to 36.3 were enacted by BC Reg 164/2013, effective July 2, 2013.

 Section 45 BEFORE repealed by BC Reg 164/2013, effective July 2, 2013.

 Emergency services for existing elevators, classification "C"

45  (1)  If an existing elevator is voluntarily retrofitted to classification "C" firefighters' emergency operation, the operation must, as a minimum, conform to the following:

(a) Phase I Emergency Recall Operation by Fire Alarm Initiating Devices (Phase I Automatic Emergency Recall Operation) must be installed in accordance with the safety code;

(b) Phase I Automatic Emergency Recall Operation by Smoke Detector in Sprinklered Machine Room must be installed in accordance with the safety code;

(c) Phase I Automatic Emergency Recall Operation to the Alternate Level must be installed in accordance with the safety code, municipal bylaw and the requirements of this regulation;

(d) the placement, functions and operation of all required key switches must be as specified in the safety code;

(e) elevators must be identified at both the main recall level and the alternate recall level using the signage specifications as detailed in the safety code;

(f) the location of and need for the duplicate recall switch must be determined by the local authority having jurisdiction.

(2)  The hat symbol must be a minimum 70 mm in height and the "C" classification, representing Converted Firefighters' Elevator Emergency Operation, must be shown within the shield area on the front of the hat.

[am. B.C. Reg. 475/2004, Sch. 2, s. 16.]

 Section 54 (4) BEFORE repealed by BC Reg 164/2013, effective July 2, 2013.

(4)  When flexible hose is used, a line rupture valve or overspeed valve, as applicable, must be installed in every hydraulic elevating device and, in the event that the flexible hose or fitting fails, the valve must be adequate to

(a) reduce and then stop the flow of hydraulic fluid in order to prevent a sudden drop in pressure, and

(b) immediately stop and sustain a hydraulic elevating device that is moving downward.

[en. B.C. Reg. 475/2004, Sch. 2, s. 18.]

 Schedule, Item 4 BEFORE amended by BC Reg 105/2010, effective July 1, 2010.

4National Standard of Canada
CAN/CSA Z98-07
Passenger Ropeways and Passenger Conveyors (adopted by amendment to BC Reg 95/82
through Certificate No. 6411 deposited May 10/02), with the following changes:
Inclusion of Annexes A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J and K as mandatory.

 Schedule, Item 1 BEFORE amended by BC Reg 335/2010, effective November 25, 2010.

1CSA Standard B44-04 with B44S1-06
Supplement No. 1 and
Update No. 1 of May 2006
Safety Code for Elevators, with the following changes:
Exclusion of Note (c8.4) and (c8.5)
Exclusion of Section 8.11
Inclusion of Appendix J as mandatory, which must be used
only in case the requirements of Clause c8.6.12.2.2 cannot be met.

 Schedule, Items 7 and 8 were added by BC Reg 335/2010, effective November 25, 2010.

 Schedule, Item 3 under the heading "CANADIAN STANDARDS ASSOCIATION" BEFORE amended by BC Reg 164/2013, effective July 2, 2013.

3CSA International CAN/CSA B355-00 with
Update No. 2 of March 2002,
B355S1-02 Supplement No. 1 of September 2002,
and Update No. 3 of October 2003
Lifts for Persons with Physical Disabilities, with the following changes:
Inclusion of Appendix B as mandatory.

 Schedule, Item 4 under the heading "CANADIAN STANDARDS ASSOCIATION (CSA) STANDARDS" BEFORE amended by BC Reg 210/2015, effective November 19, 2015.

4National Standard of Canada
CAN/CSA Z98-07 with Update
No. 1 of February 2010
Passenger Ropeways and Passenger Conveyors (adopted by amendment
to BC Reg 95/82 through Certificate No. 6411 deposited May 10/02),
with the following changes:
Inclusion of Annexes A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J and K as mandatory.