New analysis leads to improved Compliance Standards and reduction of high-risk orders
TSSA is making changes to the compliance standards for hydraulic and traction elevators launched earlier this year. The changes result in a more effective safety program with very focused requirements in the compliance standards. This means there are fewer high-risk orders that can be issued on a periodic inspection than originally communicated earlier this year.
On March 1, 2023, new compliance standards for hydraulic and traction elevators, and escalators took effect. Compliance standards help device owners and operators better understand their safety priorities. There may be public safety consequences if any requirements in a compliance standard are not addressed. If there is a non-compliance a device may be shut down or an order issued to resolve within 14 days.
The new compliance standards for hydraulic and traction elevators take effect on June 12, 2023. For more information, visit TSSA’s website. Another webinar will be available on July 11 explaining how compliance standards work. This follows the webinars held earlier this year that first introduced compliance standards.
TSSA develops compliance standards using an evidence-based and data driven approach to identify requirements and safety priorities.
After careful analysis, TSSA revised its risk threshold which resulted in a more effective safety program with very focused requirements in the compliance standards. Making this change to the compliance standards will use inspection resources to the greatest benefit with a goal of improving safety.