The Safety Standards Act applies to everyone who installs, alters, maintains or operates elevating equipment. All licensed contractors are required to keep up to date with changes in the Act and Regulations.
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 at retail/wholesale outlets or through 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.
Ask A Safety Officer
Common questions BCSA safety officers receive from Elevating Devices contractors from across the province.