Elevating Devices Requirements and Permits
On April 1 of every year, a Permit of Operation will be issued to the owner/agent who is then responsible to pay 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. It is important that the owner/agent 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 as outlined in the Safety Codes Act.
Code Regulations for Operation of Elevating Devices
Under Clause 3(c) of Alberta Regulation 286/2002 of the Safety Codes Act, a person must hold a Permit of Operation in order to operate an elevating device.
Under Clause 7(1) of Alberta Regulation 286/2002, the owner of an elevating device or the owners agent must apply to a Safety Codes Officer for a Permit of Operation in accordance with subsection (2) listed below:
- Set out all the information necessary to demonstrate compliance with this regulation and applicable codes
- Set out any other information required in writing by a Safety Codes Officer
- Include a copy of a safety inspection report if it is required by a Safety Codes Officer
- Be in a format acceptable by a Safety Codes Officer
- Be accompanied by the applicable 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 inspection to certify 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
- Required safety inspections are completed
The frequency of inspections was established by the Safety Codes Council elevators technical division and approved by the Minister to ensure that elevating devices are maintained and operated in a reasonably safe condition.