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AEDARSA is the only organization authorized to issue Permits of Operation for passenger ropeways in Alberta. Permits of Operation are issued in accordance with the Safety Codes Act which requires all operating devices to have a valid permit.

The following are mailed to known owners/operators of passenger ropeways at the end of August each year:

  • Application for Certificate of Operation – Part I. Owner Information (EDA073)
  • Application for Certificate of Operation – Part II. Device Information (S# and lift currently in AEDARSA’s records)
  • Explanatory Letter – This letter details instructions to owners/operators for inspection scheduling requirements
  • Relevant enclosures – AEDARSA will enclose standatas, safety advisors, or other relevant documents

Applications for Permit of Operation Parts I and II will be reviewed by appropriate personnel for accurate completion and fees before being accepted. Once an application is accepted, a Permit of Operation per owner/operator listing the S# and lift will be issued and mailed.

All fees will be in accordance with the current Ministerial Order. All fees must be received before a Permit of Operation is issued. AEDARSA abides by the frequency of inspections provided by Alberta Municipal Affairs and Housing to ensure passenger ropeways are maintained and operated safely. Inspections are required within 30 days of the opening date per certificate season.

NOTE: Passenger ropeways are permitted to operate for the permit season only by the approval of an AEDARSA Safety Codes Officer. Upon receiving and reviewing a completed checklist for a lift, the Safety Codes Officer may allow the lift to operate. When possible, inspections will be completed prior to public operation.

Please contact our nearest office, our staff will be happy to help you.