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On April 1 of every year, a Permit of Operation will be issued to the owner/agent who is then responsible for paying the permit fee and when necessary, have a safety inspection performed by a qualified Safety Codes Officer. An Inspection Notice will be emailed to the owner/agent at the beginning of the assigned quarter for the elevating device. The device is assigned to a quarter depending on when it was constructed, its location, and whether other devices in that building are scheduled already. The owner/agent must adhere to the schedule set by AEDARSA. Having the inspection completed and submitted to our office within the timeframe specified on the notice is your legal obligation under the Safety Codes Act

Permits of Operation

Section 3(b) of Alberta Regulation 28/2012, made under the Safety Codes Act, requires the Owner or Owner’s Agent to obtain a Permit of Operation before operating an Elevating Device. 

Under Section 7(1) of Alberta Regulation 28/2012, the Owner of an Elevating Device or the Owner’s Agent, must apply to a delegated person for a Permit of Operation in accordance with Sections 4 and 7 as listed below: 

  • Include a copy of a safety inspection report if a delegated person requires it. 
  • Be in an acceptable format and contain any information the delegated person requires. 
  • Set out any information necessary to demonstrate compliance with this Regulation and the applicable codes as required by a delegated person. 
  • Be accompanied by the required fee. 

AEDARSA has been approved by the Minister of Alberta Municipal Affairs to issue Permits of Operation. No other agency may issue permits, however, a Safety Codes Officer from another accredited agency may perform the in-service inspection to validate the permit, providing a copy of the report is registered with AEDARSA. 

The Permit of Operation is valid when: 

  • The permit fees are paid in full. 
  • The required Safety Inspections are complete. 

The frequency of inspections was established by Municipal Affairs, in consultation with the Safety Codes Council (Elevator Technical Council), to ensure that elevating devices are maintained and operate in a reasonably safe condition. 

Requirements for Elevating Devices