Elevating Devices

Elevator Periodic Category Tests and Inspection Frequency

This bulletin applies to all elevators including electric elevator types, hydraulic elevators, roped hydraulic elevators, rack and pinion elevators, LU/LA elevators, material lifts, and dumbwaiters. Owners shall coordinate with their maintenance contractor the timing and scheduling of periodic tests for their elevators.  Owners may tender testing services to any licensed contractor when periodic tests are not a part of their maintenance service contract.  Failure to have a safety test completed at the required time may result in your elevator being sealed out-of-service.

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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. Please click here to download the Passenger and Freight Elevator Regulations.

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.Please click here to download the Technical Safety Authority of Saskatchewan Act.

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).