The Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA) reviews and registers new or altered passenger ropeways and conveyors (ski lifts) designs.
Before a new or altered passenger ropeway and conveyor (ski lift) can be registered, its design is subject to an engineering review to ensure compliance with Ontario safety standards as specified in,
Ontario Regulation 209/01: Elevating Devices and
Design registration applications for passenger ropeways and conveyors (ski lifts) as defined in the regulation must be submitted by a Professional Engineer (PEng) on behalf of a registered contractor.
Follow these steps to prepare a Design Submission package for registration by TSSA Engineering.
Use for new and alteration submissions for all device types listed in the Elevating Devices Regulation.
See Notes tab for additional instructions.
In accordance with Director's Order 224/07-r2 and/or its latest revisions, Passenger ropeway and conveyor (ski lift) owners must conduct periodic reviews of above surface lifts once they reach a certain age or hours of usage according to the Aging Ski Lifts - Periodic Engineering Review and Assessment Schedule (pdf) .
To request a review and assessment, complete and submit the Application for Filing of Aging Ski-Lift Periodic Engineering Review and Assessment (pdf) and include all required supporting documents.
The application for Variance can be found below.
All applications and submissions are required to have a prepayment. Assemble the application and design submission package prior to completing the steps below.
Complete the appropriate Ski Request for Services prepayment form:
Log in to the TSSA Service Prepayment Portal and follow the instructions:
Select the applicable Prepayment form number from the dropdown box: SKI-001 or SKI-002
On the Documents Section - Upload the prepayment form
On the Supporting Documents Section - Upload the assembled design submission and any other supporting documents.
Mail payment along with a completed prepayment form to:
Attention: Accounts Receivable
Technical Standards and Safety Authority
345 Carlingview Drive
Toronto, Ontario M9W6N9
Send an email to email@example.com with:
A copy of the completed prepayment form
Proof of payment (photocopy of the cheque, bank draft, or money order)
The assembled design submission and any other supporting documents
TSSA reviews design registration submissions on a first come, first-served basis.
When it is necessary to facilitate unforeseen circumstances, TSSA can review submissions on a priority basis. Priority services do not guarantee a specific delivery date, but they do advance the requested submission in the queue for scheduling as the work queue permits.
Priority service is charged at a premium rate. Refer to the fee schedule for rate details.
In order to submit your technical dossier electronically, all the documents that form part of the package must be readily viewable in Adobe Acrobat Reader (.pdf).
Send completed electronic submissions via the TSSA Prepayment Portal .
For documents with large file sizes, contact EDdesignSubmittal@tssa.org and provide your Reference Number and Prepayment Receipt.
A variance from regulations and adopted safety standards may be reviewed for consideration, but it is not guaranteed to be granted,
Variances allow designers flexibility to use designs that do not strictly comply with current regulations but include other methods to ensure equivalent elevating device safety.
Service fees to evaluate variances are charged at an hourly rate.