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B.C. Reg. 101/2004
M59/2004
Deposited March 23, 2004
effective April 1, 2004
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Safety Standards Act

Elevating Devices Safety Regulation

[includes amendments up to B.C. Reg. 335/2010, November 25, 2010]

Point in Time
Contents
  Definitions for the Act
  Definitions for this regulation
  2.1  Relation to the Safety Standards General Regulation
Part 1 — General Qualification and Licensing Provisions
  Division 1 — Individuals Who May Perform Regulated Work
  Individuals who may perform regulated work
  Division 2 — Certificate of Qualification for Passenger Ropeways
  Passenger ropeway trainer certificate of qualification
  Division 3 — Contractor's Licence
  Bond not required for contractor's licence
  Classes of contractor's licence
  General duties of a licensed elevating device contractor
  Requirements for obtaining or renewing contractor's licence
Part 2 — Permits, Field Safety Representatives and Inspections
  Division 1 — Permits
  Application requirements for operating permits
  10  Operating permit to be kept on-site
  Division 2 — Exemption for Field Safety Representative Requirement
  11  When field safety representative is not required
  Division 3 — Inspection Requirements
  12  Acceptance inspection and test
  13  Identification label to be issued following acceptance inspection
  14  Elevating devices other than passenger ropeways to undergo periodic inspections and tests
  15  Periodic inspections and tests for passenger ropeways
  16  Inspections for passenger ropeways
  Division 4 — Regulated Products
  17  Adoption of safety codes
  18  Application of this regulation
Part 3 — Safety Officers
  19  Elevating device safety officer certificate of qualification
Part 4 — Incidents
  20  Incidents in respect of all elevating devices
Part 5 — Technical Requirements
  Division 1 — All Elevating Devices
  21  Owner's operational and maintenance duties
  22  Repealed
  23  Testing of safeties and governors
  24  Evacuation procedures
  25  Submission and filing of technical information documents
  26  Documentation of evacuation procedures may be required
  Division 1.1 — Amusement Rides
  26.1  Changes and alterations to amusement rides
  Division 2 — Special Elevating Devices
  27  Requirements for a special elevating device
  Division 3 — Passenger Ropeways
  28  Passenger ropeway operator to conduct daily inspections
  29  Passenger ropeway operator to maintain records of attendants and operators
  30  Information requirements for installation of passenger ropeways
  31  Acceptance of location plans and profile and route map
  32  Letter of assurance or equivalent required on completion of a passenger ropeway
  33  Relocation of wire rope tows and conveyors
  Division 4 — Temporary Elevating Devices
  34  Construction elevators
  35  Personnel hoists
  36  Repealed
Part 6 — Operational Requirements
  37  Machine room and hoistway access and egress
  38  Rotating platforms
  39  Stage lifts
Part 7 — Technical Requirements
  39.1  Elevating device hoistway enclosures
  40  Sump pump for escalator
  41  Oil buffer compression return
  42  Elevator machine room venting
  43  Welding
  44  Advertising in elevator cabs
  45  Emergency services for existing elevators, classification "C"
  46  Pin joint connections
  47  Link chain design
  48  Kiddie automobile rides
  49  Bumper cars
  50  Circular rides
  51  Rotary ride
  52  Used travelling rides
  53  Application of this regulation to amusement rides and passenger ropeways
  54  Hydraulic elevating devices
Schedule

Definitions for the Act

1For the purposes of the Act:

"amusement ride"  means a combination of components that carries, conveys or directs an individual over or through a fixed course or within a defined area for the purpose of amusement or entertainment, and includes a recreational railway;

"elevating device"  means any apparatus, mechanism or device that is installed or positioned for the purpose of raising, lowering, moving, carrying, conveying or directing persons, materials or goods and includes any of the following:

(a) a passenger ropeway;

(b) an amusement ride;

(c) a recreational railway;

(d) a rotating platform;

(e) a personnel hoist;

(f) a stage lift;

(g) a special elevating device;

"major alteration"  means an alteration to an elevating device which alters any one of the following:

(a) rated load;

(b) rated speed;

(c) the number of hoistway entrances;

(d) the drive system;

(e) the device classification;

(f) the original structural design;

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

"minor alteration"  means an alteration to an elevating device that is not a "major alteration";

"passenger conveyor"  means a device using a moving, flexible element to transport persons uphill for recreational or sport activities;

"passenger ropeway"  means any device that carries, pulls or pushes passengers along a level or inclined pathway by means of a haulrope or other flexible element that is driven by a non-portable power unit, and includes fibre and wire rope tows, j-bars, t-bars, platter lifts, funiculars, conveyors, self-powered reversible above surface ropeways, chairlifts and gondolas with fixed or detachable grips, and single or double reversible tramways.

[am. B.C. Reg. 475/2004, Sch. 2, s. 1.]

Definitions for this regulation

2In this regulation:

"above surface passenger ropeway"  means a ropeway on which passengers are transported in or on a cable supported carrier and are not in contact with the ground or snow surface;

"acceptance inspection"  means an inspection of an elevating device that

(a) is carried out before the elevating device is permitted to be put into service, and

(b) is conducted for the purpose of determining whether the elevating device complies with the requirements of all applicable codes, regulations and adopted technical standards;

"Act"  means the Safety Standards Act;

"attendant"  means an individual involved in marshalling passengers, cars or carriers, in assisting or instructing patrons or in other safety related operating duties;

"existing elevating device"  means an elevating device that is not a new elevating device or an existing elevating device as defined in CSA B44;

"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;

"manufacturer's specifications"  means the specifications provided by the elevating device designer or manufacturer;

"new elevating device"  means any elevating device for which no previous operating permit has been issued for use at the specific location for which an operating permit is sought for the device, but does not include a moveable passenger ropeway that is moved in accordance with this regulation;

"owner"  means a person who has charge of an elevating device as owner or agent;

"passenger ropeway operator"  means any person who has operational responsibility for any passenger ropeway;

"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;

"personnel hoist"  means a hoist, and structures associated with the hoist, that are not a permanent part of a building, structure or other works, and that are used during construction, alteration or demolition for the raising or lowering of individuals or materials or both, in connection with or related to a building project;

"recreational railway"  means an amusement ride operated on a set of rails, within or outside of the confines of a historical park or historical sites, for the sole purpose of providing to individuals rides on rolling stock;

"rotating platform"  means a special elevating device that has a turntable designed to transport passengers in a circular direction around a given axis;

"special elevating device"  means a device that by its unusual design requires special interpretation of appropriate codes and standards by a provincial safety manager;

"stage lift"  means a special elevating device which is an integral part of a stage and is designed to raise and lower personnel and equipment directly connected with a stage performance;

"surface passenger ropeway"  means a ropeway on which passengers are propelled by means of a circulating rope while remaining in contact with the ground or snow surface.

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

Relation to the Safety Standards General Regulation

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

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

Part 1 — General Qualification and Licensing Provisions

Division 1 — Individuals Who May Perform Regulated Work

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.

Division 2 — Certificate of Qualification for Passenger Ropeways

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.

Division 3 — Contractor's Licence

Bond not required for contractor's licence

5A bond is not required to obtain or renew a contractor's licence.

Classes of contractor's licence

6The following classes of elevating device contractor's licences with their corresponding restrictions are established:

(a) Class A — restricted to designing, constructing, installing, altering, repairing, maintaining or testing of any elevating device except a passenger ropeway or an amusement ride;

(b) Class RA — restricted to installing, altering, repairing, maintaining or testing of those elevating devices, other than passenger ropeways or amusement rides, that are identified on the contractor's licence;

(c) Class M — restricted to maintaining and repairing those elevating devices, other than passenger ropeways or amusement rides, that are identified on the contractor's licence;

(d) Class C — restricted to designing, constructing, installing, altering, repairing, maintaining or testing of personnel hoists;

(e) Class H — restricted to designing, constructing, installing, altering, repairing, maintaining or testing of elevating devices for individuals with physical disabilities;

(f) Class AM — restricted to designing, constructing, installing, altering, operating, repairing, maintaining or testing of amusement rides, other than recreational railways;

(g) Class IC — restricted to installing of non-structural elevator cab enclosure linings;

(h) Class MR — restricted to the maintaining and repairing of those elevating devices identified on the contractor's licence;

(i) Class PRA — restricted to designing, constructing, installing, altering, repairing, maintaining or testing of any classification of passenger ropeway;

(j) Class PRB — restricted to operating, installing, altering, repairing, maintaining or testing of any classification of passenger ropeway;

(k) Class PRC — restricted to operating, repairing, maintaining or testing of fixed-grip above surface passenger ropeways, and all classifications of surface passenger ropeways;

(l) Class PRD — restricted to operating, repairing, maintaining or testing of all types of surface passenger ropeways;

(m) Class RR — restricted to designing, constructing, installing, altering, operating, repairing, maintaining or testing of recreational railways.

[am. B.C. Reg. 475/2004, Sch. 2, s. 3.]

General duties of a licensed elevating device contractor

7A 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).

Requirements for obtaining or renewing contractor's licence

8In 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 — Permits, Field Safety Representatives and Inspections

Division 1 — Permits

Application requirements for operating permits

9(1)  An applicant for an operating permit must provide evidence, acceptable to a provincial safety manager, that any required mandatory maintenance program is in place for the elevating device named on the application.

(2)  If no previous operating permit has been issued for an elevating device, an applicant must satisfy the provincial safety manager that, in addition to the requirements in subsection (1), the elevating device has successfully undergone an acceptance inspection.

Operating permit to be kept on-site

10An operating permit for an elevating device must be kept where the device is located and must be readily accessible to a safety officer.

Division 2 — Exemption for Field Safety Representative Requirement

When field safety representative is not required

11(1)  Section 6 (a) of the Safety Standards General Regulation does not apply to an application for a contractor's licence under this regulation.

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

Division 3 — Inspection Requirements

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.

[en. B.C. Reg. 475/2004, Sch. 2, s. 5.]

Identification label to be issued following acceptance inspection

13(1)  A provincial safety officer must issue an identification label for each new elevating device at the time of a successful acceptance inspection.

(2)  The owner must display an identification label issued under subsection (1) in a conspicuous place within an elevator cab or, for all other elevating devices, adjacent to the elevating device.

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

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

Periodic inspections and tests for passenger ropeways

15The 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.

Inspections for passenger ropeways

16(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.

(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.

(3)  A person must pay the required fee for an inspection under this section.

Division 4 — Regulated Products

Adoption of safety codes

17The codes listed in the Column 1 of the Schedule are adopted with the exceptions indicated in Column 2 of the Schedule.

Application of this regulation

18(1)  The following types of elevating devices are exempt from this regulation:

(a) portable elevating devices for individuals with physical disabilities;

(b) elevating devices for individuals with physical disabilities if the travel of the lift is 500 mm or less;

(c) an elevating device specifically designed to provide access to or from a single family dwelling house;

(d) an elevating device designed to provide access within a dwelling house;

(e) piling or stacking machines or similar devices used within one storey;

(f) cranes and hoists for lifting and lowering goods or materials and which are provided with unguided hooks or slings;

(g) lifting devices that are part of a fully automatic conveyor or material handling system;

(h) freight ramps that have a means for adjusting the slope of the ramp;

(i) vehicle servicing hoists;

(j) elevating devices that are installed in or adjacent to a barn and used exclusively for agricultural purposes;

(k) freight lifting devices that are completely mechanically loaded and unloaded, if no individual is permitted to be in the car or on the platform of the lift at any time, unless, when the device is not in motion at any landing, the car or platform is physically disengaged from its source of motion, for which purpose no clutches or similar devices that may accidentally engage the source of motion may be used, and which are inaccessible to the general public and fenced in or guarded to prevent persons accidentally entering the hoist way;

(l) swing stages and window washing equipment;

(m) an elevating device whose travel is 2 metres or less and used only for the transfer of materials or equipment;

(n) a recreational railway operating on track of less than 10 inch gauge.

(2)  The following amusement rides are exempted from the application of this regulation:

(a) waterslides that meet any one of the following criteria:

(i)  the height of the slide from the specified water level in the receiving pool to the top of the loading platform sill is 3.05 m or less;

(ii)  the length of the flume is 30.5 m or less, with height/run ratio of 0.1 (6°) or less;

(iii)  the maximum rider velocity is not greater than 3.6 m/s;

(b) dry slides that do not exceed a height of 4 m;

(c) a children's carousel not exceeding a diameter of 1.5 m and not exceeding a peripheral speed of 29 m per minute;

(d) children's playspaces and equipment conforming to CSA Standard Z614-98;

(e) soft contained play systems conforming to ASTM Standard F 1918-98, other than stand-alone air-supported structures;

(f) go cart rides;

(g) animal driven rides;

(h) amusement rides driven by muscular power;

(i) coin operated amusement rides which are designed to carry no more than 2 passengers;

(j) recoil tethered rides (bungee);

(k) hot air balloons.

[am. B.C. Reg. 475/2004, Sch. 2, s. 6.]

Part 3 — Safety Officers

Elevating device safety officer certificate of qualification

19A provincial safety manager may issue an elevating device safety officer's certificate of qualification to an individual who supplies proof, satisfactory to a provincial safety manager, that the applicant has been employed as an elevator mechanic or in an equivalent occupation for at least 5 years.

Part 4 — Incidents

Incidents in respect of all elevating devices

20Unless 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.

Part 5 — Technical Requirements

Division 1 — All Elevating Devices

Owner's operational and maintenance duties

21(1)  An owner must ensure that all new and existing elevating devices are operated in accordance with this regulation and the manufacturer's specifications.

(2)  An owner must engage a licensed elevating device contractor to maintain a program of mandatory maintenance for the elevating device to ensure its safe working condition.

(3)  Subsection (2) does not apply if the owner is also a licensed elevating device contractor and performs its own mandatory maintenance.

(4)  The frequency of mandatory maintenance for an elevating device is at least quarterly, unless otherwise provided under an applicable code.

(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.

Repealed

22Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 475/2004, Sch 2, s. 7.]

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.]

Evacuation procedures

24If 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.]

Submission and filing of technical information documents

25(1)  Before the installation of a new elevating device or a minor or major alteration of an existing elevating device may begin, a technical information package for the elevating device must be submitted to, and filed with, a provincial safety manager in the required form.

(2)  A provincial safety manager may specify the conditions under which the documentation in subsection (1) for a new elevating device and for minor and major alterations to an existing elevating device is to be submitted.

(3)  The technical information package submitted under subsection (1) must include the seal of a professional engineer approving the manufacturer's specifications for the construction and installation of a new elevating device, or the design drawings and specifications for a major alteration to an existing elevating device, and the professional engineer must verify the accuracy of the contents of the technical information package.

(4)  A person must comply with any requirement of a provincial safety manager in respect of design, construction, installation and alteration features that are not dealt with in the documents submitted under subsection (1).

(5)  Unless specified otherwise in this regulation, a requirement to submit drawings, technical specifications and manufacturer's specifications to, and file them with, a provincial safety manager does not imply an approval by the ministry of those documents.

Documentation of evacuation procedures may be required

26Documentation of evacuation procedures for elevating devices must be submitted to, and approved by, a provincial safety manager when required by a provincial safety manager.

Division 1.1 — Amusement Rides

Changes and alterations to amusement rides

26.1(1)  An owner who proposes to make a change to the design or specifications of an amusement ride must ensure that

(a) the change is in compliance with the manufacturer's specifications, and

(b) the change is in conformance with the Act and this regulation.

(2)  The following alterations must be considered to be a major alteration under the Act and a technical information package must be submitted to the provincial safety manager:

(a) increasing the manufacturer's maximum capacity or speed;

(b) changing the load bearing structure of an amusement ride in a manner that would reduce the original strength of the structure;

(c) changing the source of power for the main drive or control mechanism of an amusement ride, except with the manufacturer's approval;

(d) changing the method of guiding the passenger carrying units of an amusement ride;

(e) changing the classification of an amusement ride;

(f) relocating an amusement ride that was designed as a park ride;

(g) changing an amusement ride from ground mounted to trailer mounted.

[en. B.C. Reg. 475/2004, Sch. 2, s. 10.]

Division 2 — Special Elevating Devices

Requirements for a special elevating device

27If a person wishes to install or construct, or conduct a major alteration on, a special elevating device, the person must, before submitting the drawings and specifications required under section 25, request a written determination from a provincial safety manager stating which codes and standards are applicable to the special elevating device.

Division 3 — Passenger Ropeways

Passenger ropeway operator to conduct daily inspections

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

Passenger ropeway operator to maintain records of attendants and operators

29A passenger ropeway owner must maintain a record for each individual operator or attendant that demonstrates that the requirements of section 3 (4) have been complied with.

Information requirements for installation of passenger ropeways

30(1)  Before the installation of a new passenger ropeway, information must be submitted to, and filed with, a provincial safety manager, in accordance with procedures established by the ministry.

(2)  For the purposes of subsection (1) the information must include plans, specifications and technical information that has been approved by a professional engineer in a manner acceptable to a provincial safety manager.

(3)  The information in subsection (1) must

(a) demonstrate that the passenger ropeway meets the requirements under the Act, and

(b) provide sufficient detail, as determined by a provincial safety manager, for use in inspections and incident investigations.

Acceptance of location plans and profile and route map

31The 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,

(a) a letter of application,

(b) a location plan and profile,

(c) a route map, and

(d) proof of ownership of, or permission to use, the land that a passenger ropeway will operate on.

Letter of assurance or equivalent required on completion of a passenger ropeway

32On completion of any passenger ropeway construction, installation or modification performed under an installation permit, the professional engineer responsible for the supervision of the construction, installation or modification must provide a signed statement to a provincial safety manager that the requirements under the Act in respect of the construction, installation or modification have been met.

Relocation of wire rope tows and conveyors

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

Division 4 — Temporary Elevating Devices

Construction elevators

34(1)  In this section, "construction elevator" means an elevator that is temporarily used for construction or demolition and uses temporary or permanent equipment in a temporary or permanent location to provide transportation for construction or demolition personnel, tools or construction material.

(2)  A construction elevator must be installed in accordance with the requirements of CSA B44 for elevators used for construction.

(3)  A construction elevator may be installed without firefighters' emergency operation.

(4)  A person who tests a construction elevator must test it for ascending car overspeed and unintended car movement protection.

[am. B.C. Reg. 475/2004, Sch. 2, s. 11.]

Personnel hoists

35(1)  A personnel hoist must undergo an acceptance inspection when it is relocated to a new site.

(2)  All extensions of travel of a personnel hoist must be inspected before it is used for servicing additional floors of a building that is under construction.

(3)  A swing stage, window washer, scaffolding or similar type equipment must not be located within 3 m (10 feet) of a personnel hoist unless guarded in accordance with the applicable safety code.

(4)  A personnel hoist must not be operated if

(a) the wind speed exceeds 60 km per hour (35 mph), not including gust wind speed, or

(b) operation is considered unsafe by an individual who is authorized to operate the personnel hoist under this regulation.

(5)  The personnel hoist operator must perform a daily routine safety check and must complete an inspection check list.

(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.

[am. B.C. Reg. 475/2004, Sch. 2, s. 12.]

Repealed

36Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 475/2004, Sch. 2, s. 13.]

Part 6 — Operational Requirements

Machine room and hoistway access and egress

37Access and egress for the machine room and hoistway entrance of an elevating device must not be through a private suite or washroom.

Rotating platforms

38A rotating platform must comply with the following specifications:

(a) a minimum running clearance of 61 cm must be maintained at all shear points;

(b) the maximum running clearance between the rim of the rotating platform and the floor sill is 6 mm;

(c) the maximum rim speed must not exceed 30 cm/sec.;

(d) all motor control circuitry must be equipped with phase reversal protection;

(e) all rotating platforms must be reversible from the control unit or must incorporate in their design a reversing mechanism conveniently accessible to the attendant;

(f) a fused lock-off type disconnect switch must be located at the control unit and a remote lockable disconnect switch must be located convenient to each motor drive unit;

(g) a red emergency stop button must be conveniently located in each quarter section of the platform travel;

(h) the maximum platform travel, after an emergency stop has been initiated, is 5 cm;

(i) all control units must be key operated and the key must return to neutral position when released.

Stage lifts

39A stage lift must comply with the following specifications:

(a) a minimum sill clearance of 6 mm must be maintained;

(b) the maximum sill clearance is 12 mm;

(c) where required, equalization (stabilization) means must be provided to prevent the platform from deflecting more than 9.5 mm from the horizontal when the rated load is placed on any section of the platform;

(d) safety locking mechanisms must be provided on all hydraulic stage lifts that do not incorporate an anti-creep device in the design;

(e) the safety locking mechanism must engage when the lift is not moving;

(f) an electrical interlock must be provided to prevent energization of the operating means in the down direction while the safety locking mechanism is engaged;

(g) safety astragals must be installed on the lower perimeter of the platform which, when engaged, will stop the lift in the down direction;

(h) a readily identifiable stop switch must be conveniently located in the area below the platform so as to render the anti-creep device inoperative;

(i) all shear hazards must be eliminated;

(j) all control units must be located to afford a clear view of the lift;

(k) all control units must be key operated and incorporate an emergency stop button;

(l) a fused lockable type disconnect switch must be located adjacent to the control unit;

(m) chains must not be used as a means of suspension.

Part 7 — Technical Requirements

Elevating device hoistway enclosures

39.1(1)  If fire resistive material construction is not required by the applicable building safety ordinance, code or enforcing authority having jurisdiction, hoistway enclosures may include panels of glass, provided that the panels

(a) are made of laminated glass that conforms to the material requirements of the National Standard of Canada, Tempered or Laminated Safety Glass, CAN/CGSB-12.1-M90, or

(b) are of a design and construction method using an arrangement of glass, combined with other materials, that

(i)  meets the requirements of subsection (3), and

(ii)  provides a performance and level of safety equivalent to laminated glass that conforms to the requirements in paragraph (a).

(2)  A professional engineer must provide verification of the equivalency required by subsection (1) (b).

(3)  If a hoistway enclosure panel fails, regardless of the type of material used and whether or not fire resistive material construction is required, the failure must be such that objects projected from a source external to the hoistway enclosure, or fragments of the failed panel, will not enter the hoistway.

[en. B.C. Reg. 475/2004, Sch. 2, s. 14.]

Sump pump for escalator

40A sump pump that is required to prevent water seepage accumulating in the bottom of an escalator must be installed outside the escalator truss area.

Oil buffer compression return

41An oil buffer installed after January 1, 1991 must be provided with a safety device to prevent an elevator from operating if the oil buffer does not re-extend to its normal position after compression.

Elevator machine room venting

42A hydraulic elevator machine room must be permanently vented, directly or indirectly, to the building exterior.

Welding

43(1)  In this section:

"equivalent procedures"  means welding procedures that have equivalent safety standards to welding procedures set out in a code or standard adopted by this regulation;

"professional engineer"  means a professional engineer as defined in the Engineers and Geoscientists Act.

(2)  All welding procedures must comply with

(a) the procedures set out in an applicable code or standard adopted by this regulation, or

(b) if no code or standard adopted by this regulation is applicable, or no procedures are set out, equivalent procedures.

(3)  In a circumstance to which subsection (2) (b) applies, a person must

(a) before welding, obtain the written opinion of a professional engineer as to what would be an equivalent procedure, and

(b) after welding, obtain the written opinion of a professional engineer that the procedures used were equivalent procedures.

[en. B.C. Reg. 475/2004, Sch. 2, s. 15.]

Advertising in elevator cabs

44Advertising or display panels added to an elevator cab must conform to the following:

(a) surface material must be fire resistant, having a maximum flame spread rating of 25;

(b) displays must not be raised more than 16 mm from the interior car surface and projecting corners must have a minimum radius of 6 mm.

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.]

Pin joint connections

46If a single pin joint connection could create an unsafe condition on a part of an amusement ride, a safety retainer must be provided.

Link chain design

47(1)  If the safety of the passengers in a passenger carrying unit of an amusement ride is dependent on a single link chain, a safety retainer must be used together with the link chain.

(2)  A link chain that is used on an amusement ride must be replaced with a new link chain if

(a) a reduction occurs in the original diameter of a link in the chain equal to or exceeding the amusement ride manufacturer's specifications,

(b) a link is twisted or distorted,

(c) corrosion occurs in a link to a degree that affects the factor of safety required for the link chain,

(d) the link chain is used for a purpose other than that for which it is intended to be used, or

(e) the link chain is used to carry a load in excess of its capacity.

(3)  Link chain that is used as a safety retainer or in a stress bearing application on an amusement ride must

(a) be certified by the chain manufacturer as to its load carrying capacity,

(b) not be constructed of twisted wire or stamped links, and

(c) not have cold shuts, quick links, shackles or connecting links added to the link chain, except fasteners that are used as end fasteners on the link chain.

(4)  Each fastener that is used with a link chain on an amusement ride must have a load carrying capacity that is at least equal to the link chain to which it is fastened.

[am. B.C. Reg. 475/2004, Sch. 2, s. 17.]

Kiddie automobile rides

48A kiddie automobile ride must

(a) be limited or governed so as not to exceed 15 km per hour,

(b) if the ride is guided, be designed so that each passenger carrying unit will stop at the loading and unloading areas without assistance from a passenger,

(c) have a runway that provides sufficient grip to enable each passenger carrying unit to be driven safely and to stop within a distance as specified by the manufacturer, and

(d) have the runway monitored during operation.

Bumper cars

49A passenger carrying unit on a bumper car ride must

(a) be fitted with an encircling buffer as described by the manufacturer's specifications,

(b) if electrically operated, be provided with a device to maintain continuous electrical contact at a pressure in accordance with the manufacturer's specifications, and

(c) have the steering wheel and its hub and all exposed components that are located between the seat and the steering wheel padded in accordance with the manufacturer's specifications.

Circular rides

50If a passenger can control the elevation of a passenger carrying unit, the control equipment of each amusement ride must

(a) be so designed that the operator can override the passenger's control,

(b) allow elevation of the passenger carrying unit only after the rotating mechanism of the passenger carrying unit has been started, and

(c) allow sufficient time for the passenger carrying unit to be lowered to its lowest position before the rotating mechanism of the passenger carrying unit is stopped.

Rotary ride

51A rotary ride must be so designed that

(a) the floor and inside cylinder walls are free of protrusions and indentations,

(b) the top rim of the cylinder is inaccessible to passengers and spectators, and

(c) the entry and exit doors in the cylinder are fitted with locking mechanisms specified by the manufacturer.

Used travelling rides

52If a person applies for an operating permit for a used travelling ride for which no previous operating permit has been issued, in addition to any other requirements under the regulations, the person must submit to a provincial safety manager

(a) evidence that all manufacturer's recommended non-destructive testing programs have been carried out, and

(b) a signed declaration that the used travelling ride complies with the requirements in all manufacturer's safety and maintenance bulletins.

Application of this regulation to amusement rides and passenger ropeways

53(1)  In order to operate an amusement ride or passenger ropeway an individual is not required to have been trained in a training program acceptable to a provincial safety manager until November 1, 2004.

(2)  If a person holds an authorization under the Railway Act to operate a recreational railway, this regulation does not require a person to obtain either of the following until April 1, 2005:

(a) a contractor's licence of class RR in order to do regulated work with respect to the recreational railway;

(b) an operating permit for the recreational railway.

Hydraulic elevating devices

54(1)  In this section, "relief valve set pressure" means set-to-open pressure, set-to-start-to-open pressure or the static pressure increasingly applied in the inlet of a relief valve installed in the hydraulic system of a hydraulic elevating device, and is the pressure

(a) at which the relief valve is set to start to open and allows only drops of hydraulic fluid to pass, and

(b) that must be exceeded in order for the relief valve to pass hydraulic fluid back to the hydraulic fluid storage tank of the hydraulic system.

(2)  In respect of a hydraulic elevating device, the following requirements apply to relief valve systems:

(a) the relief valve set pressure must be the set pressure that is required to meet the maximum flow capacity and maximum relieving pressure requirements in paragraph (b);

(b) the size of the relief valve and bypass must be sufficient to pass the maximum flow capacity rated for the hydraulic pump and at the same time raise the pressure above the working pressure by no more than 50% at that pump.

(3)  Two or more relief valves may be used for the purposes of subsection (2) and must be

(a) designed with a means for sealing, and

(b) sealed after being set in accordance with subsection (2) (a).

(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

[am. B.C. Regs. 475/2004, Sch. 2, s. 19; 327/2005, Sch. 2; 17/2007, Sch. 2; 243/2008; 105/2010; 335/2010.]

Adopted Safety Codes

Definitions

1For the purposes of interpretation of the codes and standards listed in this Schedule:

"bumper boats"  means an amusement ride where the boats are equipped with an encircling buffer device and are designed to operate in an enclosed pool and to collide with each other;

"bumper car"  means an amusement ride where the passenger carrying units are equipped with an encircling buffer device and operate in an enclosed area consisting of a runway and where the action of passengers may cause one passenger carrying unit to collide with another;

"circular ride"  means an amusement ride whose motion is primarily rotary in a fixed or variable plane from horizontal to 45° above horizontal;

"discharge area"  means the lower area of a waterslide or dry slide used for discharging riders;

"dispatch area"  means the area of a waterslide or dry slide that is used for dispatching riders;

"dry slide"  means an amusement ride that consists of one or more inclined channels that do not contain water and on which a person slides down, with or without a pad, from a height exceeding 4 m into a discharge area;

"flume ride"  means an amusement ride using water as a means of conveyance;

"kiddie automobile ride"  means a ride which replicates small automobiles that can be ridden only by children;

"log flume ride"  means any flume ride which uses a "log" as a passenger transporter;

"operator"  means a person who has direct control over the starting, stopping or speed of an amusement ride or part thereof or is in charge of the entire operation of an amusement ride;

"park ride"  means an amusement ride other than a travelling ride;

"rotary ride"  means an amusement ride in which the passengers, by the action of centrifugal force, are maintained against the inner wall of a rotating vertical cylinder while at the same time the floor of the cylinder may be lowered away from the feet of the passengers;

"safety pin retainer"  means a device which retains in place a pin joint connection;

"travelling ride"  means an amusement ride that is designed for repetitious erection and dismantling;

"waterslide"  means any flume ride where a transporter is not used.

CANADIAN STANDARDS ASSOCIATION (CSA) STANDARDS

Item Column 1 Column 2
1 ASME A17.1-2007/CSA B44-07 Safety Code for Elevators and Escalators, with the following changes:
Exclusion of Clause 2.14.1.8.3.
Deletion of Clause 2.27.3.2.4(a) and replacement with:

(a) the activation of a fire alarm initiating device specified in 2.27.3.2.1(a) or 2.27.3.2.2(a) that is located at the designated level, shall cause all elevators serving that level to be recalled to an alternative level, unless Phase 1 Emergency Recall is in effect.
Exclusion of Sections 5.3, 5.4, 5.7, 5.8 and 5.9.
Deletion of Clause 5.10.1.9.5 and replacement with the following:

5.10.1.9.5 Openings of Hoistway Doors or Gates from Landing Side.
All elevators used for construction or temporary elevators shall be provided with hoistway doors and gate devices that comply with either of the following:
(a) interlocks conforming to 2.12.2
(b) combination mechanical locks and electric contacts conforming to 2.12.3
The mechanical locking device, when used on temporary doors, shall be self-latching.
Exclusion of Sections 7.7, 7.8, 7.9, 7.10 and 7.11.
Exclusion of Section 8.6 except the following:

Section number and title,
Clause 8.6.5.8 with the following change:
Effective October 8, 2015, hydraulic cylinders installed below ground shall conform to 3.18.3.4, or the elevator shall conform to 8.6.5.8(a) or 8.6.5.8(b):
(a) the elevator shall be provided with car safeties conforming to 3.17.1 and guide rails, guide-rail supports, and fastenings conforming to 3.23.1; or
(b) the elevator shall be provided with a plunger gripper conforming to 3.17.3. The plunger gripper shall grip the plunger when the applicable maximum governor tripping speed in Table 2.18.2.1 is achieved;
Subsection 8.6.12.
Amendment to the introductory paragraph in section 8.9 as follows:
Requirement 8.9 contains requirements for all new and altered equipment within the Scope of this Code.
Exclusion of Section 8.11.
2 CSA Standard CAN/CSA-B311-02 with
Update No. 1 of June 2003
Safety Code for Manlifts
3 CSA 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.
4 National 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.
5 National Standard of Canada CAN/CSA
Z185-M87 (R2001)
Safety Code for Personnel Hoists, with the following changes:
Inclusion of Appendix A as mandatory.
6 CSA International Z267-00 Safety Code for Amusement Rides and Devices, with the following changes:
Inclusion of Appendix A and C as mandatory.
7 ASME A17.7-2007/
CSA B44.7-07
Performance-based safety code for elevators and escalators
8 CSA Standard B44.2-07 Maintenance requirements and intervals for elevators, dumbwaiters, escalators,
and moving walks

AMERICAN NATIONAL STANDARDS INSTITUTE (ANSI) STANDARDS

Item Column 1 Column 2
1 ANSI A10.22-1990 (R1998) Safety Requirements for Rope-Guided and 1
Workers' Hoists — American National Standard
for Construction and Demolition Operations

[Provisions relevant to the enactment of this regulation: Safety Standards Act, S.B.C. 2003, c. 39, section 88]