AEDARSA is the independent provincial body responsible for making sure all elevating devices, amusement rides, and passenger ropeways in Alberta comply with provincial safety codes and regulations.
We work closely with Alberta Municipal Affairs and the Safety Codes Council of Alberta to administer and enforce public safety laws in these areas. According to our mandate, we are tasked with:
In addition, AEDARSA is certified to conduct in-service inspections of existing elevating devices in competition with other accredited agencies.
To exceed the safety expectation of Albertans by providing high quality, cost effective, relevant and safety focused service.
To provide quality, cost effective administration with safety standards uniformly applied.
AEDARSA is a non profit organization established in 1996 under the Government Organization Act of Alberta. We do not provide consulting, construction or maintenance services.
AEDARSA serves the entire province of Alberta, with offices in Calgary and Edmonton. The day-to-day operations fall under the guidance of a senior management team comprised of our Chief Executive Officer and Vice President of Operations. They are supported by administrative staff and a team of safety codes officers in each city.
AEDARSA’s full time staff is growing to meet the needs of our stakeholders. This veteran team works closely with building owners, agents, and stakeholders to provide a variety of safety services including: licensing and registration, inspections, training, design review, and public education.
Gordon Pattison – Chief Executive Officer
Dean McKernon – Vice President of Operations
Angela Cuthbert – Manager Administrative Services
Robin Hughes – Accounts/ Customer Service Support North
Tracy Mamer – Customer Services Support South
Sandra Corry – Administration Calgary
Charlene Zatorski – Administration Edmonton
AEDARSA is advised by and eight-person Board of Directors. Board members represent all industrial sectors regulated by AEDARSA. Directors meet quarterly to review all aspects of AEDARSA business.
Jamie Tiessen – Chairman – Representing building owners with elevating devices
Rod Chisholm – Vice Chairman – Representing passenger ropeways
Andrew Cross – Secretary/Treasurer – Representing elevating device industry
Graham Fitzsimmons – Representing the elevating construction union
Brian Mykitiuk – Representing amusement rides
Harvey Lawton – Representing building owners with elevating devices
Pree Tyagi – Ministerial Appointee – Representing Alberta Municipal Affairs
Ryan Couture – Representing elevating device industry
Rules, regulations, standards, technologies, and building practices are changing on an ongoing basis. AEDARSA safety codes officers interact on a daily basis with engineers, architects, building owners, elevating device contractors, and government officials.
We work collaboratively to provide technical advice on codes and regulations concerning elevating devices and their practical application. We also make frequent presentations on a wide variety of topics of interest to stakeholders, and are continuously updating our website with timely updates and useful resources.