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Elevating device codes and standards

Elevating devices codes and standards and STANDATA.


The elevating devices discipline establishes and interprets the codes, standards and respective regulations under the Safety Codes Act.

Municipal Affairs works with the Safety Codes Council and the Alberta Elevating Devices and Amusement Ride Safety Association (AEDARSA) to develop and provide relevant information to the elevating devices industry.

Codes and standards


The following codes in the elevator discipline are current and effective December 1, 2022:

  • ASME A17.1-2013/CSA-B44-13 Safety Code for Elevators and Escalators
  • CSA-B311-02 (R2012) Safety Code for Manlifts
  • CSA-B355-2009 Lifts for Persons with Physical Disabilities
  • CSA-Z185-M87 (R2011) Safety Code for Personnel Hoists

Purchase codes and standards

To purchase a copy of the standards, contact the CSA Group at 1-800-463-6727 or online on the CSA website.


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