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2112, 2022

Elevator Maintenance Regulatory Changes in Ontario


By Martin Ouimet, P.Eng. - Manager, Eastern Canada Changes are coming in January 1, 2023 in Ontario that affect building owners and managers regarding the maintenance of their elevators. See below for a quick summary of the changes. B44-19 CAD Monthly FEO Testing As of January 1st, 2023, all elevators equipped with FEO (Firefighters’ Emergency Operation) in Ontario must be [ Read more ... ]

2909, 2022

Ontario TSSA Inspectors go on strike


OPSEU (Ontario Public Service Employees Union), the union representing the staff of safety inspectors with the TSSA (Technical Standards and Safety Authority) has began go on strike today, July 21 2022, as of 12:01. The TSSA will continue to respond to serious safety incidents and will continue to inspect sites classified as high risk.

206, 2022

Ontario Elevator Code Changes in 2022


The Code changes coming into effect this year are designed to improve elevator reliability, reduce elevator downtime and to publicize elevator reliability. Ultimately, these changes will result in increased reliability and responsibilities for building Owners. There will be significant changes to the way building Owners and elevator contractors manage existing vertical transportation systems in Ontario. It is the responsibility of both parties to be well informed and comply with these changes and laws. Here are a summary of these coming changes along with some basic information to assist you.

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