Elevating Devices Regulations

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.

CSA B44 Safety Code

The current code version in effect in British Columbia is CSA B44-16 Safety Code for Elevators and Escalators.

On April 30, 2020, British Columbia has adopted the 2016 version of CSA B44 (also known as B44-16)Learn more about this recent change.

All licensed elevating contractors must have access to the Canadian Standards Organization (CSA) Safety Code for Elevators and Escalators B44, B355, Z185 or 311, 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.

Safety orders are instruments that are issued to prevent or reduce the risk of personal injury or damage to property. Compliance is mandatory and enforceable by Technical Safety BC.

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 existing regulations or code that affect your particular technology.