Compliance standards are lists of high-risk non-compliances that pose a significant risk to safety. Any high-risk non-compliances should be immediately addressed upon occurrence.
Lists of compliance standards for elevating devices are used by Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA) inspectors during periodic inspections.
Elevating device owners, contractors and mechanics are responsible for full compliance of elevating devices in accordance with:
All applicable Director's Orders
All applicable advisories
All applicable manufacturers' bulletins
If a non-compliance is found, a device may be shut down or an order issued to resolve the non-compliance within 14 days. Other non-compliances that do not pose the same level of risk should be addressed in accordance with the timeline documented in the inspector's report.
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Hydraulic elevators are power elevators in which the energy is applied, by means of a liquid under pressure, in a hydraulic jack.
Electric/traction elevators are power elevators where the energy is applied by means of an electric driving machine.
Escalators are power-driven, inclined, continuous stairways used for raising or lowering passengers.