Elevating Devices Codes Regulation

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Published: 2012

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AR 62/2009 ELEVATING DEVICES CODES REGULATION (Consolidated up to 227/2012)
alberta regulation 62/2009
Safety Codes Act
ELEVATING DEVICES CODES REGULATION
Table of Contents
                1       B355 code
                2       Z185 code
                3       B311 code
                4       ASME A17.1‑2007/CSA B44‑07 code                 5       Code to be made available
                6       Repeal
                8       Coming into force
B355 code
1   CAN/CSA‑B355‑00 Lifts for Persons with Physical Disabilities, including CAN/CSA s1‑02 Supplement No. 1, is declared in force with the following variations:
                                 (a)    the following is added after Requirement 1.1:
1.1.1   If there is a conflict between the Elevating Devices, Passenger Ropeways and Amusement Rides Permit Regulation (AR 286/2002) and this Standard, that Regulation prevails over this Standard.
1.1.2   This Code, and any codes and standards referenced in the Code, do not make or imply any assurance or guarantee by the Crown with respect to the life expectancy, durability or operating performance of materials, appliances, systems and equipment referred to in the Code, codes or standards.
Z185 code
2   CAN/CSA‑Z185‑M87 (R2001) Safety Code for Personnel Hoists is declared in force with the following variations:
                                 (a)    the following is added after Requirement 1.1:
1.1.1   If there is a conflict between the Elevating Devices, Passenger Ropeways and Amusement Rides Permit Regulation (AR 286/2002) and this Standard, that Regulation prevails over this Standard.
1.1.2   This Code, and any codes and standards referenced in the Code, do not make or imply any assurance or guarantee by the Crown with respect to the life expectancy, durability or operating performance of materials, appliances, systems and equipment referred to in the Code, codes or standards.
B311 code
3   CAN/CSA‑B311‑02 Safety Code for Manlifts is declared in force with the following variations:
                                 (a)    the following is added after Clause 1.1:
1.1.1   If there is a conflict between the Elevating Devices, Passenger Ropeways and Amusement Rides Permit Regulation (AR 286/2002) and this Standard, that Regulation prevails over this Standard.
1.1.2   This Code, and any codes and standards referenced in the Code, do not make or imply any assurance or guarantee by the Crown with respect to the life expectancy, durability or operating performance of materials, appliances, systems and equipment referred to in the Code, codes or standards.
                                 (b)    the definition of “door” in Clause 2.1 is amended by adding “expanded metal or” after “more”;
                                 (c)    Clause 6 is struck out;
                                 (d)    the following is added after Clause 7.11.1:
7.11.1.1   The horizontal distance between the sides of the hoistway landing opening and the outside edge of the car enclosure shall not exceed 200 mm on either side.
                                 (e)    in Clause 7.16.2.1 “or pounds, or both.” is struck out;
                                  (f)    the following is added after Clause 7.20.2:
7.20.2.1   The pitch diameter of governor sheaves and governor tension sheaves must be not less than 30 times the rope diameter.
                                 (g)    in the third line of Clause 7.28.12(a) “rollers,” is struck out and “rollers one of” is substituted;
                                 (h)    Appendix C ‑ General Guidelines is declared a mandatory part of CAN/CSA‑B311‑02 Safety Code for Manlifts.
ASME A17.1‑2007/CSA B44‑07 code
4(1)  ASME A17.1‑2007/CSA B44‑07 Safety Code for Elevators and Escalators is declared in force with the variations set out in subsections (2) to (23).
(2)  The ASME Preface is amended by striking out “except Part 1, and 5.10, 8.1, 8.6, 8.7, 8.8, 8.9, 8.10, and 8.11, which” and substituting “except that Part 1, and 5.10, 8.1, 8.6, 8.7, 8.8, 8.10 and 8.12 apply”.
(3)  Requirement 1.1.3 is struck out and the following is substituted:
1.1.3  Application of Parts
This Code applies to new installations only, except that Part 1, and 5.10, 8.1, 8.6, 8.7, 8.8, 8.10 and 8.12 apply to both new and existing installations.
1.1.3.1   If there is a conflict between the Elevating Devices, Passenger Ropeways and Amusement Rides Permit Regulation (AR 286/2002) and this Code, that Regulation prevails over this Code.
1.1.3.2   The definitions in the Elevating Devices, Passenger Ropeways and Amusement Rides Permit Regulation (AR 286/2002) apply to this Code.
1.1.3.3   This Code, and any codes and standards referenced in the Code, do not make or imply any assurance or guarantee by the Crown with respect to the life expectancy, durability or operating performance of materials, appliances, systems and equipment referred to in the Code, codes or standards.
(4)  The following is added after Requirement 1.2.2.3:
1.2.2.4   In Alberta, the Alberta Building Code has been declared to be in force in place of the NBCC.  Therefore,
                                 (a)    wherever the phrase “in jurisdiction enforcing the NBCC” is used in this Code, it must be read as if it were a reference to “in Alberta”, and
                                 (b)    where the context allows, references to “NBCC” in this Code must be read as references to “Alberta Building Code”.
(5)  Section 1.3 is amended
                                 (a)    by striking out the definition of “unlocking zone” and substituting the following:
                                                  unlocking zone: a zone extending from the landing floor level to a point not less than 75 mm nor more than 250 mm above and below the landing.
                                 (b)    by adding the following definitions in alphabetical order:
Type A material lift:  a freight platform lift referred to in the Safety Codes Act, RSA 2000 cS‑1.
Type B material lift: a freight platform lift referred to in the Safety Codes Act, RSA 2000 cS‑1.
(6)  Appendix B is amended
                                 (a)    in the title by striking out “LANDING AND”;
                                 (b)    in the diagram
                                           (i)    by striking out “landing zone” wherever it occurs and substituting “unlocking zone”;
                                          (ii)    by striking out “450 mm (18 in)” wherever it occurs and substituting “250 mm”.
(7)  Requirement 2.2.2.7 is struck out.
(8)  Requirement 2.14.1.8.3 is struck out.
(9)  The following is added after Requirement 2.15.9.4:
2.15.9.4.1   A platform guard may be used as an alternative to a door restrictor if the platform guard
                                 (a)    satisfies Requirements 2.15.9, 2.15.9.1, 2.15.9.3 and 2.15.9.4, and
                                 (b)    is installed so that the hoistway opening space below the platform guard is limited to not more than 250 mm between the floor and the bottom of the platform guard, regardless of the location of the elevator car when it is stopped.
(10)  Requirement 2.27.3.2.2 is struck out and the following is substituted:
2.27.3.2.2.1   In jurisdictions enforcing the NBCC, smoke detectors, or, if applicable, the building fire alarm system (fire alarm initiating devices), used to initiate Phase I Emergency Recall Operation, shall be installed in conformance with the requirements of the NBCC, and shall be located in
                                 (a)    each elevator lobby, and
                                 (b)    the machine room.
2.27.3.2.2.2   Where the building fire alarm system is identified to activate Phase I Emergency Recall Operation, fire alarm initiating devices and not pull stations shall be used to initiate either the designated level or alternate level recall.
Note:      [2.27.3.2.2.1 and 2.27.3.2.2.2]: Fire alarm initiating devices are referred to as fire detectors (smoke or heat) in the NBCC to ensure initiation of recall by automatic means only.
(11)  Requirement 2.27.3.2.4 is amended by striking out “2.27.3.2.2(b)” and substituting “2.27.3.2.2.1(a)”.
(12)  Sections 5.3, 5.4 and 5.8 are struck out.
(13)  Requirement 5.10.1.9.5 is struck out and the following is substituted:
5.10.1.9.5    Openings of Hoistway Doors or Gates From the                          Landing Side
5.10.1.9.5.1   Regardless of the maximum car speed that an elevator is capable of reaching, the elevator’s hoistway doors or gates shall be provided with one of the following:
                                 (a)    interlocks conforming to 2.12.2;
                                 (b)    combination mechanical locks and electric contacts conforming to 2.12.3.
5.10.1.9.5.2   The mechanical locking device, when used on temporary doors, shall be self‑latching.
Note:      When permanent doors are installed, it is recommended that the mechanical locking function of the permanent interlocks be used.
(14)  The following is added after Requirement 6.1.6.2.2:
6.1.6.2.2.1   Any existing escalator that is not equipped with an inspection switch must meet the requirements of 6.1.6.2.2.
(15)  Sections 7.7 to 7.11 are struck out.
(16)  Part 8 is amended by striking out “Requirements 8.1, 8.6, 8.7, 8.9, 8.10, and 8.11” and substituting “Requirements 8.1, 8.6, 8.7, 8.8, 8.10 and 8.12”.
(17)  Requirements 8.6.1 to 8.6.3.1 are struck out.
(18)  Requirements 8.6.3.3 to 8.6.11.5.4 are struck out.
(19)  Requirement 8.7.1.8 is struck out.
(20)  Requirement 8.10.1.1.2 is struck out and the following is substituted:
8.10.1.1.2.1   A person who installs or makes a major alteration to equipment must perform all of the applicable tests specified by Requirements 8.10.2 to 8.10.5 in the presence of the inspector specified in Requirement 8.10.1.1.1.
8.10.1.1.2.2   A person who alters equipment must perform all of the applicable tests specified by Requirements 8.10.2 to 8.10.5.
(21)  Section 8.11 is struck out.
(22)  Requirements 8.6.12.1.1 to 8.6.12.5.3.2 are struck out and the following is substituted:
8.6.12.1.1
Requirement 8.6.12 applies to all existing installations and all new installations after being placed in service.  These are the minimum standards to which these installations must be maintained.  However, it is not the intent of this Section to require the alteration or replacement of equipment to meet design, nameplate and performance standards not required by the applicable code at the time the equipment was installed.
Note:    The references to requirements throughout this Section are references to requirements in ASME A17.1‑2007/CSA‑B44‑07 Safety Code for Elevators.  These are references with respect to installations described in 8.6.12.1.1 and the equivalent requirements, if any, from the applicable code.
8.6.12.1.2
Requirement 8.6.12 applies also, by analogy of the design and usage, to the maintenance of other devices covered by this Code such as moving walks and freight platform lifts.
8.6.12.2  General Maintenance Requirements
8.6.12.2.1  Maintenance Required
Each elevator, dumbwaiter and escalator must be maintained in accordance with the requirements of this Section or the recommendations of the original manufacturer or of a Professional Engineer.  The maintenance includes:
                                 (a)    inspections, examinations and tests of all parts and functions of an installation at required or scheduled intervals in order to ensure, to a reasonable degree, that the installation is in a safe operating condition;
                                 (b)    cleaning, lubricating and adjusting applicable components at regular intervals and repairing or replacing all worn or defective components when necessary, to prevent the device from becoming unsafe for operation;
                                 (c)    repairing or replacing damaged or broken parts affecting safe operation.
8.6.12.2.2  Maintenance Intervals
The maintenance required by Requirement 8.6.12.2.1 must be carried out at least once every 3 months, unless Requirement 8.6.12.2.2.1 or 8.6.12.7.1 provides otherwise.
8.6.12.2.2.1  Extension of Intervals
If conditions such as frequency and type of usage or age and inherent quality of equipment make more frequent maintenance intervals unnecessary, the original elevator manufacturer, elevator maintenance contractor or Professional Engineer may extend the 8.6.12.2.2 maintenance intervals up to (but not for a period greater than) one year, if such extension is consistent with the intent of the original manufacturer’s maintenance program.
8.6.12.2.2.1.1
The original elevator manufacturer, elevator maintenance contractor or Professional Engineer implementing an extension permitted by 8.6.12.2.2.1 shall
                                 (a)    send a letter signed by the original elevator manufacturer, elevator maintenance contractor or Professional Engineer who made the maintenance interval changes, describing the changes and rationale for the changes, to the owner of the elevating device or an authorized agent of the owner, and
                                 (b)    place a copy of the letter described in clause (a) in the Log Book for the elevating device.
These documents shall contain the following information: the provincial I.D. or serial number of the device affected by the extension, the date when the extension will be put into effect and the name of the company.
8.6.12.2.2.1.2
Where a maintenance interval is extended under 8.6.12.2.2.1, the extension is not transferable to a new contractor.
8.6.12.2.3  Actions Respecting Defective Parts
If a defective part that directly affects the safety of the operation is identified, it must be immediately adjusted, repaired or replaced.
8.6.12.2.4  Maintenance Mechanics
Persons performing maintenance, including repair and replacement work, must have training, be experienced and hold an Alberta Trade Certificate in the trade of Elevator Constructor or be an apprentice in the trade under the Apprenticeship and Industry Training Act under the direct supervision of a person who holds an Alberta Trade Certificate in the trade of Elevator Constructor.
Note:   Maintenance mechanics must
                                          (a)    understand operational and safety functions of all components of the installation maintained in order to appreciate all safety hazards for maintenance personnel and the general public that might be created during any maintenance procedure,
                                          (b)    be able to reasonably assess compatibility of replacement components, and
                                          (c)    be able to carry out the work required under this Requirement.
8.6.12.2.5  Log Book
A manual or electronic Log Book must be maintained on site and must be available at all times.  The Log Book must contain, at a minimum, records for the last 5 years on all activities referred to in 8.6.12 and trouble calls.
8.6.12.2.5.1
In addition, each Log Book must contain the following:
                                 (a)    building name and address;
                                 (b)    elevator contractor’s and owner’s names;
                                 (c)    a record of all maintenance procedures, repairs, tests and site reviews conducted and of all trouble calls answered;
                                 (d)    year, month and day that tasks referred to in clause (c) were performed;
                                 (e)    names of all elevator personnel who performed the tasks;
                                 (f)    provision for the elevator personnel to comment on the tasks performed;
                                 (g)    confirmation that all requirements of 8.6.12 are complied with.
Maintenance intervals must be stated in the Log Book.  If there is no maintenance interval stated, then the intervals will default to 3 months and the maintenance will be required to be completed every subsequent 3 months.
8.6.12.2.6  Wiring Diagrams
Up‑to‑date wiring diagrams detailing circuits of all electrical protective devices listed in Requirement 2.26.2 and primary directional circuits must be available in the machine room at all times.
8.6.12.3  Maintenance Procedure Applicable to all Installations
8.6.12.3.1  Making Safety‑Related Devices Inoperative
8.6.12.3.1.1
No person shall at any time make inoperative any component on which safety of persons is dependent or any electrical protective device, except where necessary during testing, inspections and maintenance (see Requirement 2.26.7).
8.6.12.3.1.2
During tests, inspections and maintenance referred to in 8.6.12.3.1.1, the installation shall not be made available to the public.  Immediately on completion, the installation must be restored to its normal operating condition in conformity with the applicable requirements.
8.6.12.3.1.3
Substitution of any wire or current‑carrying device for the proper fuse or circuit‑breaker in an elevator circuit is not permitted.
8.6.12.3.2  Hoistways, Pits and Machine Rooms
8.6.12.3.2.1
Hoistways, trusses and pits must be kept clean and dry.  Accumulation of rubbish in elevator pits and the use of these areas for storage is not permitted.
8.6.12.3.2.2
The machine room floor must be kept clean and free from oil and grease.  Articles or materials not necessary for the maintenance or operation of the elevator shall not be stored in the machine room.  Flammable liquids having a flashpoint of less than 44oC shall not be kept in the machine room.
8.6.12.3.2.3
Access doors must be kept closed and locked, except during periods when a qualified person is in the machine room or secondary sheave space.
8.6.12.3.2.4
Care must be used in the painting of the equipment to ensure that the paint does not interfere with its proper function.  Brakes, governors, car‑safety parts and buffer parts must be tested for proper operation after completion of painting.
8.6.12.3.3  Tops of Cars
The tops of cars must be kept free from oil and grease and shall not be used for storing lubricants, tools or other materials not required for the operation of the elevator.
8.6.12.3.4  Cleaning of Car and Hoistway                       Transparent Enclosures
Unless Requirements 2.11.1.4 and 2.14.2.6 are met, cleaning of transparent enclosures on the exterior of an elevator car or on the interior of an elevator hoistway must be done under the direct supervision and presence of a maintenance mechanic.
8.6.12.3.5  Lubrication
8.6.12.3.5.1  General
All parts of the machinery and equipment requiring lubrication must be maintained with lubricants of a grade and quantity recommended by the manufacturer.
8.6.12.3.5.2  Lubrication of Suspension Wire Ropes
Precautions must be taken in lubricating suspension wire ropes to prevent loss of traction.
8.6.12.3.5.3  Lubrication of Governor Wire Ropes
Governor wire ropes shall not be lubricated unless recommended by the manufacturer of the governor (see Requirement 2.18.9).
8.6.12.3.5.4  Lubrication of Guide Rails
8.6.12.3.5.4.1
Only elevators equipped with guiding members requiring lubrication may have guide rails lubricated.  Rail lubricants or coatings must comply with Requirement 2.17.16.  Means must be provided at the base of the rails to collect excess lubricant.
8.6.12.3.5.4.2
Rails must be kept clean and free from lint and dirt accumulation.  When necessary, a non‑flammable or high flashpoint solvent may be used to remove excess lubricant, lint and dirt that may accumulate on the rails and present a hazard in case of fire in the hoistway.
8.6.12.3.5.4.3
Rust‑preventive compounds including paint, lubricants including graphite, oil and similar coatings, shall not be applied unless recommended by the manufacturer or a Professional Engineer.
Note:    Rust‑preventive compounds or improper lubricants may interfere with and in many cases will prevent proper operation of the car safety device.  Such substances may even cause complete failure of the safety to function.  If it is necessary for any reason to use any of these substances, written recommendations from the manufacturer of the elevator or a Professional Engineer must be obtained before their application.
8.6.12.3.6  Car and Counterweight Safeties Mechanisms                       and Governors
All moving parts of car and counterweight safeties mechanisms must be kept clean and free from rust and dirt and must be lubricated at frequent intervals.
Note:    This is especially important where the equipment is exposed to water or corrosive vapours or excessively damp conditions because corrosion or rusting of the parts may prevent operation of the safety.
8.6.12.3.6.1   Examination and Tests of Safeties and Overspeed Governors
(1)  All working parts must be examined and the safeties operated by hand to determine whether they are in safe operating condition.
(2)  If the safety is of a type requiring continual unwinding of the safety drum rope to fully apply the safety, and it has been operated by hand, not less than 3 turns of the safety drum rope must remain on the safety drum after the safety jaws clamp over the rail to ensure operation of overspeed application.
(3)  When resetting drum‑operated safeties by means of the wrench in the car, sufficient tension must be kept in the safety‑drum rope to prevent kinking of the rope and to ensure that it is wound evenly and uniformly in the drum grooves.  The drum must be rewound until no slack remains in the safety rope between the drum and the car releasing‑carrier.
(4)  Overspeed governors must be examined and operated by hand to determine that all parts and switches operate freely and are not worn excessively.
(5)  If a safety test indicates it may be necessary (e.g., excessive slippage of governor rope through the governor jaw; the application of the governor jaw causes damage to the governor rope), the governor pull‑through force must be tested for compliance with Requirement 2.18.6.
(6)  The governor tripping speed must be tested every time the seal on the governor has been disturbed or examination indicates that a retest is necessary.
(7)  Safeties must be tested (see 8.6.12.3.6.1.1 and 8.6.12.3.6.1.2) if the examination indicates that it may be necessary.
8.6.12.3.6.1.1  Procedures for Testing of Safeties
If the examination and test in 8.6.12.3.6.1 indicates that further testing is required to confirm that the overspeed safety device systems function as intended, safeties must be subjected to one of the following tests with no load in the car and with the car moving in the down direction while the safeties are being tested, or with the counterweight moving in the down direction while its safeties are being tested as follows:
                                 (a)    type B or C governor‑operated safeties must be engaged by tripping the governor by hand with the car or counterweight operating at its lowest speed;
                                 (b)    type A governor‑operated safeties must be engaged
                                           (i)    in accordance with clause (a), or
                                          (ii)    the governor may be first set by hand and the car or counterweight lowered onto the safeties by inching or other means;
                                 (c)    type A safeties without governors must be engaged by providing the necessary slack rope to cause them to function.
8.6.12.3.6.1.2  Safety Test Results Criteria
During the tests set out in 8.6.12.3.6.1.1, the safeties must promptly bring the car or counterweight to rest subject to the following:
                                 (a)    in the case of Type A, B or C safeties employing rollers or dogs for their application, the rollers or dogs are not required to operate their full travel;
                                 (b)    in the case of Type B safeties, the stopping distance is not required to comply with Requirement 2.17.3;
                                 (c)    in the case of Type C safeties, the oil buffer must be able to compress its full stroke.
8.6.12.3.7  Hydraulic Components
8.6.12.3.7.1
Plungers of water‑hydraulic elevators and dumbwaiters must be thoroughly cleaned, as necessary, to remove any buildup of rust or scale.
8.6.12.3.7.2
If valves and cylinders use packing glands, they must be periodically checked and tightened or replaced as necessary to prevent excessive loss of the fluid.
8.6.12.3.7.3
A means must be provided to collect oil from the cylinder head packing gland.
8.6.12.3.7.4
The level of oil in the oil tanks must be checked and where necessary adjusted to comply with the prescribed minimum and maximum level.
Note:    Where an unexplained loss of oil is likely to result in an immediate safety hazard, the owner or agent shall remove the elevating device from service until appropriate remedial action has restored the device to a safe operating condition.
8.6.12.3.8  Oil Buffers
8.6.12.3.8.1
The oil must be maintained at the level indicated by the manufacturer.
8.6.12.3.8.2
Buffer plungers must be kept clean and shall not be coated or painted with a substance that interferes with their operation.
8.6.12.3.9  Controller Contactors and Relays
Controller contactors and relays must be kept clean and free from dirt and where necessary be lubricated as recommended by the manufacturer.
8.6.12.4  Wire Ropes
8.6.12.4.1  Inspection of Wire Ropes
All wire ropes must be inspected in accordance with the following procedure:
                                 (a)    from the rope data tag (see Requirements 2.18.5.3 and 2.20.2.2), determine
                                           (i)    nominal rope diameter, and
                                          (ii)    rope construction, i.e., the number of strands and the number of wires per strand;
                                 (b)    establish the length of a rope lay using Table 8.6.12.4.1(b);
TABLE 8.6.12.4.1(b) Nominal Rope         diameter (in*) 3/8 9/16 11/16 3/4           Rope lay         length (in*) 2 1/2 3 5/8 4 1/2 4 7/8 * Imperial units are used to accommodate present wire rope industry practices.

                                 (c)    measure rope diameter (see Table 8.6.12.4.2.1(a));
                                 (d)    establish whether the rope is affected by corrosion (e.g., rust, red dust), or is rough (see Requirement 8.6.12.4.2.1(c));
                                 (e)    count number of broken wires per rope lay; for preformed  ropes a more rigid inspection is required to identify hairline breaks on flat spots of worn wires;
                                 (f)    establish whether broken wires are equally distributed in all wire strands or mainly concentrated in one or 2 strands (see Clause 8.6.12.4.2.1(b)).
8.6.12.4.2  Rope Replacement Requirements
8.6.12.4.2.1
Wire ropes other than governor ropes must be replaced if one of the following conditions is identified:
                                 (a)    when the rope diameter is less than that permitted for the corresponding nominal size as shown in Table 8.6.12.4.2.1(a);
TABLE 8.6.12.4.2.1(a) Nominal Rope                 diameter (in*) 3/8 7/16 1/2 9/16 5/8 11/16 3/4 1                   Minimum                 diameter                 permitted                 (in*) 11/32 13/32 15/32 17/32 37/64 41/64 45/64 15/16 * Imperial units are used to accommodate present wire rope industry practices.

                                 (b)    when no corrosion is identified and the number of broken wires in a rope lay exceeds the number of breaks in Table 8.6.12.4.2.1(b) (see Clause 8.6.12.4.1(e) and (f));
TABLE 8.6.12.4.2.1(b)   Rope Construction
(see Clause
8.6.12.4.1(a)(ii)) Wire Breaks
equally
distributed Breaks in
one or 2
strands Drive Machine
Type Traction 6 x 19
6 x 21
6 x 25  
24  
 8 8 x 19
8 x 21
8 x 25  
32  
10 Drum Any 12  8

                                 (c)    when corrosion is identified and the number of broken wires in a lay exceeds 50% of the breaks shown in Table 8.6.12.4.2.1(b).
8.6.12.4.2.2
Governor wire ropes must be replaced
                                 (a)    when the rope diameter is less than that permitted for the corresponding nominal size shown in Table 8.6.12.4.2.1(a);
                                 (b)    when the number of broken wires in a rope lay exceeds 75% of the maximum number of breaks shown in Table 8.6.12.4.2.1(b) or 50% if corrosion is identified.
8.6.12.5
All landing and car door mechanical and electrical components must be inspected to ensure proper and safe operating condition including the following:
                                 (a)    interlocks, locks and contacts (see Requirements 2.12 and 2.14.4.2);
                                 (b)    door reopening devices (see Requirement 2.13.5);
                                 (c)    vision panels (see Requirement 2.11.7.1);
                                 (d)    hoistway access switches (see Requirement 2.12.7);
                                 (e)    eccentrics/upthrusts and retainers (see Requirements 2.11.11.4 and 2.11.11.8);
                                 (f)    door gibs (see Requirements 2.11.11.6 and 2.11.11.8);
                                 (g)    pickup rollers and assemblies;
                                 (h)    clutch/retiring cams and assemblies (see Requirement 2.12.2.5);
                                  (i)    hangers;
                                  (j)    hanger/door panel interconnecting means;
                                 (k)    door closers (see Requirement 2.13.3);
                                  (l)    closing force (see Requirement 2.13.3.1);
                               (m)    restrictions on opening of car doors (see Requirement 2.12.5);
                                 (n)    door panels and sight guards (see Requirements 2.11.11.5 and 2.11.13.3).
8.6.12.6  Driving‑Machine Brakes
8.6.12.6.1  Examination of Brakes
The driving‑machine brakes must be:
                                 (a)    dismantled, cleaned and all components checked;
                                 (b)    tested to ensure that the car decelerates* from rated speed when power is removed from the driving machine and brake while an empty car is travelling in the up direction at rated speed.
*        Any rate of deceleration is acceptable, all factors considered, e.g., heat dissipation.
Note:    It is recommended that means other than the disconnect switch be used to remove the power.
8.6.12.6.2  Unscheduled Brake Tests
The driving‑machine brake must be tested after replacement of brake linings or any other components, or any change affecting the operation or adjustment of the brake to ensure that the car decelerates* from rated speed when power is removed from the driving machine and brake while an empty car is travelling in the up direction at rated speed.
*        Any rate of deceleration is acceptable, all factors considered, e.g., heat dissipation.
Note:    It is recommended that means other than the disconnect switch be used to remove the power.
8.6.12.7  Car and Counterweight Oil Buffers
8.6.12.7.1  Plunger Return Test
Oil buffers must be tested as specified in Requirement 8.10.2.2.5(c)(2) at intervals not longer than 5 years.
8.6.12.8  Hydraulic Driving Machine Relief Valve Setting
The relief valve setting (see Requirement 3.19.4.2) must be tested if the valve is altered or the seal is broken (see Requirement 3.19.4.2.1(c)).  The test must be done by applying pressure from the pump after
                                 (a)    closing the main shutoff valve, or
                                 (b)    inching the empty car upward to engage the plunger stop ring.
The relief valve setting must be resealed if it is altered or if the seal is broken.
8.6.12.8.1  Inspection of Hydraulic Elevator Cylinder
Cylinders that are exposed must be visually inspected.  Cylinders that are not exposed must be tested for leakage.
8.6.12.9  Car Emergency Lighting System Test
Car emergency lighting systems must be tested in accordance with Requirement 2.14.7.1.3.
8.6.12.10   Free‑Fall, Overspeed and Uncontrolled Low                       Speed Protection Devices
8.6.12.10.1  Examination
All parts relating to free‑fall, overspeed and uncontrolled low speed protection devices must be examined following the manufacturer’s recommendations to determine if the parts are in safe operating condition.
8.6.12.10.2  Tests and Inspections of Ascending Car                          Overspeed and Unintended Car Motion                          Protection
Inspections and tests, as required in Requirements 8.10.2.2.2 (jj)(1), (2) and (kk), must be carried out, except that full‑load tests are not required.
8.6.12.11  Examinations and Tests of Escalators and Moving                      Walks
8.6.12.11.1  General
Examinations must include the following procedures:
                                 (a)    any emergency stop buttons required by Section 6.1 or 6.2 must be tested by operating them when the escalator or moving walk is operated in each direction of travel;
                                 (b)    the skirt switches must be checked for compliance with any applicable requirements of Section 6.1 and 6.2;
                                 (c)    the speed of the handrail must be tested to ensure movement in the same direction and at substantially the same speed as the steps and to ensure that it cannot be easily stalled (see requirements of Section 6.1 and 6.2);
                                 (d)    for escalators, examinations must be performed to ensure that the clearance on either side of the steps and between the step and the adjacent skirt guard does not exceed the distances prescribed in any applicable requirement or code;
                                 (e)    for escalators, combplates must be examined to ensure that:
                                           (i)    no more than one tooth is missing from any section;
                                          (ii)    no 2 adjacent teeth are missing;
                                         (iii)    all leading edges of teeth are below the upper surface of the step treads;
                                          and all combplates that do comply must immediately be replaced or adjusted;
                                 (f)    where skirt panels are not made of low‑friction material or permanently treated with a friction‑reducing agent, a friction‑reducing agent must be applied as required to prevent excessive friction;
                                 (g)    for escalators, step treads and risers must be checked for wear, breakage and loose screws and when necessary corrective actions must be taken;
                                 (h)    checks must be made to ensure that all caution signs as required by Section 6.1 or 6.2 are posted;
                                  (i)    operation of the broken step‑chain as required by Section 6.1 must be tested by operating the actuating device by hand;
                                  (j)    operation of the broken drive‑chain device as required by Section 6.1 or 6.2, where a drive‑chain is used, must be tested by operating the actuating device by hand;
                                 (k)    testing of the step obstruction device as required by any applicable Requirement or code must be done by actuating the device by hand;
                                  (l)    if a speed governor is required by Section 6.1 or 6.2, the governor must be examined and the switch tested by operating it by hand;
                               (m)    the stop‑switch in the machinery space must be checked for compliance with any applicable requirements of Section 6.1 and 6.2;
                                 (n)    the anti‑reversal mechanism switch must be checked for compliance with any applicable requirements of Section 6.1 and 6.2;
                                 (o)    the step upthrust devices must be checked for compliance with any applicable requirements of Section 6.1 and 6.2;
                                 (p)    the brakes must be tested for compliance with any applicable requirements of Section 6.1 and 6.2;
                                 (q)    the clearance between successive steps as a means to indicate wear or stretch of the step‑chains must be checked.  If this clearance exceeds the distance prescribed in the applicable code, corrective action must be taken to reduce the clearance immediately;
                                  (r)    all electrical protective switches must be tested for compliance with any applicable requirements of Section 6.1 and 6.2 when being installed.
8.6.12.12  Repairs and Replacement
8.6.12.12.1  Replacement Parts and Quality of Work
8.6.12.12.1.1  Replacement Parts or Components
Unless otherwise required in 8.6.12.13, any repair and replacement of damaged or worn parts or components shall be with parts of material and strength equivalent to or better than the original manufacturer’s design.  Any change in the design of components, other than those specified in 8.6.12.13 or 8.7, that might affect the safe operation of the equipment shall be certified for use by a Professional Engineer.  A copy of the certification shall be retained by the contractor and recorded in the Log Book.
8.6.12.12.1.2  Quality of Work
Repair and replacement must be done in a competent manner.  Care should be taken during operations such as torquing, drilling, cutting and welding to ensure that no component of the assembly is damaged or weakened so as to affect the safe operation of the equipment.  Rotating parts shall be properly aligned within the manufacturer’s design tolerances.
8.6.12.12.2  Refastening or Resocketing of Car‑Hoisting                          Ropes on Winding‑Drum Machines
8.6.12.12.2.1
The hoisting ropes of elevators or dumbwaiters that have winding‑drum driving machines with 1:1 roping, if of the babbitted rope socket type, shall be resocketed, or other types of fastenings replaced or moved on the rope to a point above the existing fastening at the car ends, at intervals no longer than
                                 (a)    one year, for machines located over the hoistway, and
                                 (b)    2 years, for machines located below or at the side of the hoistway.
8.6.12.12.2.2
When resocketing babbitted rope sockets or replacing other types of fastenings, a sufficient length shall be cut from the end of the rope to remove damaged or fatigued portions.  The fastenings must conform to the requirements of 2.20.9.
8.6.12.12.2.3
A legible metal tag shall be securely attached to one of the wire rope fastenings after each resocketing or each change to other types of fastenings and shall bear the following information:
                                 (a)    the name of the person or firm that performed the resocketing or changed the types of fastenings;
                                 (b)    the date on which the rope was resocketed or the types of fastenings were changed.
8.6.12.12.3  Procedure for Replacement of Governor Ropes
8.6.12.12.3.1
Replacement governor ropes shall be of the same size, material and construction as the rope originally furnished by the elevator manufacturer.  Related tests shall be performed.
8.6.12.12.3.2
A new rope data tag conforming to 2.20.2.2 shall be installed at each rope renewal and the date of the rope replacement and the data from the tag shall be recorded in the Log Book for the device.
8.6.12.12.4   Procedure for Replacement of All Ropes                          Other Than Governor Ropes
8.6.12.12.4.1
Replacement ropes shall be specified by the original elevator manufacturer or be at least equivalent in strength and design to the original ropes.
8.6.12.12.4.2
When replacing suspension, compensating and car or drum counterweight ropes, all ropes in a set shall be replaced.  The ropes in the set shall all be from the same manufacturer and of the same material, grade, construction and diameter.
8.6.12.12.4.3
A new rope data tag conforming to 2.20.2.2 shall be installed at each rope renewal and the date of the rope replacement and the data from the tag shall be recorded in the Log Book for the device.
8.6.12.12.4.4
For runby and clearances, refer to 8.6.3.3.3.
8.6.12.12.5  Procedure for Replacement of Belts                          or Chain Sets
If one belt or entire chain of a set is worn or stretched beyond the manufacturer’s service recommendation or is damaged so as to require replacement, the entire set shall be replaced.  Sprockets and toothed sheaves shall also be replaced if worn beyond the manufacturer’s service recommendation.
8.6.12.13  Replacement of Specific Elevator Components
8.6.12.13.1  General
Replacement of elevator components specified in 8.6.12.13.2 to 8.6.12.13.7 shall constitute an alteration and shall comply with requirements specified therein and also applicable requirements in 8.7.1.3.
8.6.12.13.2  Replacement of Driving Machine
Where a driving machine is replaced, the installation must conform to the requirements specified in 8.7.2.25.1(a).
8.6.12.13.3  Replacement of Controller
8.6.12.13.3.1  Elevator Controller
Where an elevator controller is replaced, it must conform to the requirements specified in 8.7.2.27.4(a) or 8.7.3.31.5(a), whichever is applicable.
8.6.12.13.3.2  Door Controller
Where a controller for operation of the hoistway doors, car doors or gates is replaced, the replacement controller and wiring must conform to the requirements of 2.26.4.1 and 2.26.4.2.
8.6.12.13.4  Replacement of Hydraulic Jack, Plunger,                       Cylinder
8.6.12.13.4.1
Where a hydraulic jack is replaced, the replacement jack must conform to Requirement 3.18.
8.6.12.13.4.2
Where a plunger is replaced, the replacement plunger must conform to 3.18.1.2 and 3.18.2.
8.6.12.13.4.3
Where a cylinder is replaced, the replacement cylinder must conform to the requirements specified in 8.7.3.23.3.
8.6.12.13.5  Replacement Valves, Supply Piping and Fittings
8.6.12.13.5.1
Where a control valve is replaced, it must conform to the requirements of 3.19.
8.6.12.13.5.2
Where relief or check valves or the supply piping or fittings are replaced, the components replaced must conform to the applicable requirements of 3.19.
8.6.12.13.5.3
Where electrically operated control valves are installed in place of existing mechanically operated valves, for rated speeds of more than 0.5 m/s (100 ft/min), retention of existing terminal‑stopping devices consisting of an automatic stop valve independent of the normal control valve and operated by the movement of the car as it approaches the terminals, where provided, shall be permitted.
8.6.12.13.6  Replacement of Tanks
Where a tank is replaced, it must conform to the requirements of 3.24.
8.6.12.13.7  Requirement of AntiCreep Levelling Device
Where an anticreep levelling device is replaced, it must conform to the requirements of 3.26.3.1.
(23)  Requirement 8.9 is amended by striking out “and existing”.
Code to be made available
5   Every employer of an elevator mechanic or adjuster must ensure that a current copy of the ASME A17.1‑2007/CSA B44‑07 Safety Code for Elevators and Escalators, as varied by section 4, is available to the mechanic or adjuster at the office of the employer.
Repeal
6   The Elevating Devices Codes Regulation (AR 240/2003) is repealed.
7   Repealed AR 227/2012 s2.
Coming into force
8   This Regulation comes into force on May 1, 2009.