Amended regulations for wheelchair accessible elevators

The CSA B355-09 code (lifts for persons with physical disabilities) has been adopted into the Elevating Devices Safety Regulation, effective July 2, 2013. The changes include the following:

· Contractors must keep a logbook for all applicable elevating devices

· Owners of enclosed verticals or stair lifts must have a two-way communication system installed

The code adoption is not retroactive: Applicable elevating devices with installation permit dates prior to July 2, 2013 do not need to comply with the above requirements.

Further details can be found in BC Safety Authority’s Elevating Devices Information Bulletin IB-ED 2013-02: