Enhancing Elevator Safety and Availability Under the Technical Standards and Safety Act, 2000.
O. Reg. 209/01: ELEVATING DEVICES
Bill or Act:
Technical Standards and Safety Act, 2000
Summary of Proposal:
The Ministry of Government and Consumer Services is proposing the following changes to enhance elevator safety and availability in Ontario:
Implement relevant unproclaimed provisions in the Technical Standards and Safety Act, 2000 and put forward regulatory changes to:
- Provide the Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA) with the ability to impose administrative penalties (APs) for non-compliance with elevator laws under the Act and its regulations.
- Require the reporting of elevator outage data to TSSA and require that TSSA publish this data online.
The ministry is seeking feedback on the proposed changes, which will help to inform its path forward. Legislative changes to support both of these items received Royal Assent on May 7, 2018 but are not yet in effect, as they have not been proclaimed.
Analysis of Regulatory Impact:
There are no administrative costs associated with administrative penalties to businesses that are in compliance. Administrative penalties will only apply to those who are not compliant with the Act and regulations.
To better understand any costs to business associated with the reporting and publication of elevator outage data, the ministry has asked questions for stakeholder response in the Feedback Form.
July 2, 2020
Comments Due Date:
August 4, 2020
Ministry of Government and Consumer Services
Public Safety and Operations Policy Branch
56 Wellesley Street West, 6th Floor
Toronto, ON M7A 1C1
Attention: Technical Standards and Safety Act - Elevator Consultation