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ELEVATORS


(bullet)Scope

(bullet)Legislation

(bullet)Codes and Standards Enforced

(bullet)Plans

(bullet)Installation Permits

(bullet)Amusement Ride Registrations

(bullet)Inspections

(bullet)Operating Permits

(bullet)Licences

(bullet)Fees

(bullet)Accidents

(bullet)Contacts


Scope

Regulations generally apply to all elevating systems and amusement rides, including passenger elevators, dumbwaiters, escalators, manlifts, freight platform lifts, chair or gondola lifts, T-Bar lifts, rope tows, construction hoists and lifts for persons with physical disabilities. Regulations do not apply to elevators and lifts in private residences or lubrication hoists.


Legislation

Elevators and Lifts Act

NB Regulation 84-181


Codes and Standards Enforced

1. Canadian Standards Association, CSA Standard CAN/CSA-B44-94, Safety Code for Elevators (except section 12), for elevators, dumbwaiters, escalators and freight platform lifts.

2. Canadian Standards Association, CSA Standard CAN/CSA-Z185-M87, Safety Code for Personnel Hoists for personnel hoists, tower and cantilever type.

3. Canadian Standards Association CSA Standard CAN/CSA-Z256-M87, Safety Code for Material Hoists.

4. Canadian Standards Association, CSA Standard CAN/CSA-Z98-M91, Passenger Ropeways, and Supplement No. 1-92 for passenger ropeways.

5. Canadian Standards Association, CSA Standard B311-M1979, Safety Code for Manlifts, Supplement No. 1-1984 for manlifts.

6. Canadian Standards Association, CSA Standard C22.1-94, Canadian Electrical Code when applied to elevating devices.

7. Canadian Standards Association, CSA Standard B355-94, Lifts for Persons with Physical disabilities.

8. Canadian Standards Association, CSA Standard Z267-M1983, Safety Code for Amusement Rides.


Plans

A plan review is required for all new installations and alterations of an elevating device.


Installation Permits

Installation permits must be obtained before any work is carried out on an elevating device.

Installation permits are only issued to NB licenced Elevator Contractors.


Amusement Ride Registrations

Amusement rides must be registered with the Chief Inspector before going into service and thereafter on an annual basis.


Inspections

All new or altered elevating devices and amusement rides must be inspected before going into service. In-service inspections are then carried out by NBSCS on an annual basis.


Operating Permits

Owners of elevating devices are required to maintain a valid Operating Permit. Operating permits are renewable on an annual basis.


Licences

All elevating device construction and alterations must be carried out by a licensed Elevator Contractor.
Licence Authorized Work Qualifications
Elevator Contractor's Licence Class A construction and alteration of all elevating devices except construction hoists elevator mechanic's card (issued by a recognized organization) or four years related experience and successfully completed a contractor's exam (or employ a person with those qualifications)
Elevator Contractor's Licence Class B construction and alteration of freight platform lifts, dumbwaiters and lifts for persons with physical disabilities only elevator mechanic's card (issued by a recognized organization) or four years related experience and successfully completed a contractor's exam (or employ a person with those qualifications)
Elevator Contractor's Licence Class C construction and alteration of construction hoists only elevator mechanic's card (issued by a recognized organization) or four years related experience and successfully completed a contractor's exam (or employ a person with those qualifications)




Fees

LEGISLATION Fee
1999-2000
Elevator and Lifts Act
Regulation 84-181
156(2) For renewal of an operating permit
(a) for an elevator
(i) servicing more than ten floors 330.00
(ii) servicing ten floors or less 210.00
(b) for a dumbwaiter 210.00
(c) for an escalator 330.00
(d) for a manlift 210.00
(e) for a freight platform lift 210.00
(f) for a chair or gondola lift 660.00
(g) for a T-Bar, J-Bar or platter pull 300.00
(h) for a rope tow 210.00
(i) for a construction hoist 75.00 per hour
(j) for a lift for persons with physical disabilities 165.00
156(3) Inspection of an elevating device not related to an operating permit 75.00
156(4) For the issuance of an installation permit
(a) for an elevator 225.00
(b) for a dumbwaiter 225.00
(c) for an escalator 225.00
(d) for a manlift 225.00
(e) for a freight platform lift 225.00
(f) for a chair or gondola lift 400.00
(g) for a T-Bar, J-Bar or platter pull 225.00
(h) for a rope tow 225.00
(i) for a construction hoist 225.00
(j) for a lift for persons with physical disabilities 225.00
170 The fee for the registration of an amusement device is 100.00
171(1) The fee for an inspection referred to in section 167 is, per hour or any part of an hour, with a minimum charge of 75.00
171(2) The fee for an inspection referred to in section 169 is, per hour or any part of an hour, with a minimum charge of 75.00




Accidents

Accidents involving regulated elevator systems must be reported to a NBSCS inspector within twenty-four (24) hours of the incident. The site must not be disturbed until permission to do so is given by an inspector.


Contacts

Contact Telephone Fax E-Mail
Chief Elevator Inspector
(Lee Boudreau)
(506) 444-4493 (506) 457-7394 lee.boudreau@gnb.ca
Chairman,
Elevator Safety
Advisory Committee

(Harry Stewart)


(506) 634-1393


(506) 634-0619
Regional Offices--
See Service Locations
CSA 1-800-463-6727 (416) 747-2475


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