Enhancing Elevator Safety and Availability Under the Technical Standards and Safety Act, 2000.
O. Reg. 209/01: ELEVATING DEVICES
Regulation - LGIC
Bill or Act:
Technical Standards and Safety Act, 2000
Summary of Decision:
The proposed changes were approved on April 15, 2021.
- Amends O. Reg. 209/01 (Elevating Devices) to require the reporting of elevator outage data to TSSA and require that TSSA publish outage data online.
-Creates a new Minister's regulation under the Technical Standards and Safety Act, 2000 to provide the Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA) with the ability to impose administrative penalties (APs) for non-compliance with specific provisions of O. Reg. 209/01 (Elevating Devices).
Legislative changes to the Technical Standards and Safety Act, 2000 regarding elevators received Royal Assent on May 7, 2018 but were not proclaimed. This decision also proclaims those legislative changes, which authorize the regulatory changes.
These changes come into effect on July 1, 2022.
Analysis of Regulatory Impact:
There are no administrative costs associated with administrative penalties. Administrative penalties will only apply to those who are not compliant with the specified provisions listed in the new Minister's regulation.
New administrative costs to residential elevator owners resulting from the new data reporting requirements are expected to total approximately $249,800 per year across the entire industry. To better understand any costs associated with the reporting of elevator outage data, the ministry consulted stakeholders during the public consultation, including asking specific questions in the posted Feedback Form. The data reporting requirements respond to owner feedback about how costs to them could be minimized and owners advised that the administrative burden would be negligible.
July 2, 2020
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.
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
July 1, 2022