The Safety Standards Act applies to everyone who installs, alters, maintains or operates elevating equipment. It’s essential that you are familiar with the following regulations:
Contractors, employees, engineers and architects working with elevating devices must also adhere to the Elevating Devices Safety Regulation.
If you are new to this sector, you’re undertaking a new type of work or you’d just like a refresher of these standards, please take the time to read all sections. To understand the role BC Safety Authority plays in elevating safety, refer to the Overview Manual for Elevating.
All licensed elevating contractors must have access to the B44, B355, Z185 or 311 CSA code book, as well as the electrical code book. Check that your employer has a copy or purchase one for yourself at the CSA Standards Store.
Elevating Safety Orders, Directives, and Information Bulletins
Safety Orders are an instrument that is issued to prevent or reduce the risk of personal injury or damage to property. Compliance is mandatory and enforceable by BCSA.
Directives are instruments that clarify or provide new interpretation of a regulation or code. Compliance is mandatory.
Information bulletins provide helpful information and clarification on exisiting regulations or code that affect your particular technology.