AEDARSA is the independent provincial body responsible for making sure all elevating devices, amusement rides and passenger ropeways (such as ski lifts) 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:

  • Providing information and resources to those responsible for installing and maintaining elevating devices, passenger ropeways and amusement rides.
  • Reviewing all plans to ensure they meet safety requirements and code.
  • Conducting inspections/ granting acceptance of all newly installed or renovated elevating devices, passenger ropeways and amusement rides in Alberta.
  • Investigating all accidents– and making recommendations for change where required.
  • Managing and maintaining permanent records related to all delegated functions and devices.
  • Providing technical advice and education on applicable codes and standards.
  • Conducting all in-service inspections for passenger ropeways and amusement rides in Alberta.

In addition, AEDARSA is certified to conduct in-service inspections of existing elevating devices, in competition with other accredited agencies.


To exceed the safety expectations 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.

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Calgary Office Address
Phone: (403) 216.5750
Fax: (403) 216.5755
209, 264 Midpark Way SE
Calgary, Alberta T2X 1J6

Edmonton Office Address
Phone: (780) 448.0184
Fax: (780) 448.0237
104, 8616-51st Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta T6E 6E6