Elevating Devices

The Technical Safety Authority of Saskatchewan (TSASK) inspects and regulates elevating devices in Saskatchewan ensuring they are in accordance with the Passenger and Freight Elevator Regulations set out by the Government of Saskatchewan.

Elevator Safety establishes and enforces the Technical Safety Authority of Saskatchewan Act to minimize potential hazards associated with complex electrical & mechanical equipment such as passenger and freight elevators, escalators, power and belt man lifts, hand powered manlifts, lifts for persons with physical disabilities, personnel hoists and ski lifts.

The safety act standards include:

  • Reviewing and registering equipment designs before installation
  • Initial inspection after installation to ensure all elevating devices meet the The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and Canadian Standards Association (CSA) requirements - ASME A17.1 / CSA B44-13
  • Performs incident investigations
  • Licensing and inspecting operational equipment periodically to ensure safety standards are maintained 
  • Licensing contractors who install, maintain and test equipment

TSASK inspectors are certified by the National Association of Elevator Safety Authorities (NAESA International).