Overview

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 – Current

The following codes in the elevator discipline are current and declared in force on March 1, 2016:

  • 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

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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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Advisories

Past codes

CAN-CSA-Z185-M87 – Safety Code for Personnel Hoists

  • CAN-CSA-Z185-M87 (R2011) Safety Code for Personnel Hoists: Declared in force on March 1, 2016
  • CAN/CSA-Z185-M87 (R2001) Safety Code for Personnel Hoists: In force from August 1, 2003, to February 29, 2016
  • CAN/CSA-Z185-M87 Safety Code for Personnel Hoists: In force from November 1, 1997, to July 31, 2003

CAN/CSA-B311-02 – Safety Code for Manlifts

  • CAN/CSA-B311-02 (R2012) Safety Code for Manlifts: Declared in force on March 1, 2016
  • CAN/CSA-B311-02 Safety Code for Manlifts: In force from August 1, 2003, to February 29, 2016
  • CAN/CSA-B311-M1979 Safety Code for Manlifts, excepting section 6: In force from November 1, 1997, to July 31, 2003
  • CSA Standard, Supplement No. 1-1984 to B311-M1979 Safety Code for Manlifts: In force from November 1, 1997, to July 31, 2003

CAN-CSA-B355 – Lifts for Persons with Physical Disabilities

  • CAN-CSA-B355-09 Lifts for Persons with Physical Disabilities: Declared in force on March 1, 2016
  • CAN/CSA-B355-00 Lifts for Persons with Physical Disabilities, including CAN/CSA s1-02 Supplement No. 1: In force from May 1, 2009, to February 29, 2016
  • CAN/CSA-B355-00 Lifts for Persons with Physical Disabilities: In force from August 1, 2003, to April 30, 2009
  • CAN/CSA-B355-94 Lifts for Persons with Physical Disabilities: In force from November 1, 1997, to July 31, 2003

ASME A17.1/CSA B44 – Safety Code for Elevators and Escalators

  • ASME A17.1-2013/CSA B44-13 Safety Code for Elevators and Escalators: Declared in force on March 1, 2016
  • ASME A17.1-2007/CSA B44-07 Safety Code for Elevators and Escalators: In force from May 1, 2009, to February 29, 2016
  • CAN/CSA-B44-00 Safety Code for Elevators: In force from August 1, 2003, to April 30, 2009
  • CAN/CSA-B44-94 Safety Code for Elevators, Escalators, Dumbwaiters, Moving Walks and Freight Platform Lifts: In force from November 1, 1997, to July 31, 2003

Contact

Connect with the Public Safety Division:

Hours: 8:15 am to 4:30 pm (open Monday to Friday, closed statutory holidays)
Phone: 780-644-1010 (within Canada and the United States)
Toll free: 1-866-421-6929 (within Canada)
Email: safety.services@gov.ab.ca