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O. Reg. 250/08: Certification and Training of Elevating Device Mechanics

filed July 16, 2008 under Technical Standards and Safety Act, 2000, S.O. 2000, c. 16

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ontario regulation 250/08

made under the

TECHNICAL STANDARDS AND SAFETY ACT, 2000

Made: June 17, 2008
Filed: July 16, 2008
Published on e-Laws: July 17, 2008
Printed in The Ontario Gazette: August 2, 2008

Amending O. Reg. 222/01

(Certification and Training of Elevating Device Mechanics)

1. (1) Subsection 1 (1) of Ontario Regulation 222/01 is amended by adding the following definition:

“chair lift” has the same meaning as in Ontario Regulation 209/01 (Elevating Devices) made under the Act;

(2) The definitions of “elevating device” and “mechanic” in subsection 1 (1) of the Regulation are revoked and the following substituted:

“elevating device” has the same meaning as in Ontario Regulation 209/01;

“mechanic” has the same meaning as in Ontario Regulation 209/01;

(3) Subsection 1 (1) of the Regulation is amended by adding the following definitions:

“passenger ropeway” has the same meaning as in Ontario Regulation 209/01;

“registered” means registered as a contractor in accordance with section 21 of Ontario Regulation 209/01;

(4) The definition of “ski-lift” in subsection 1 (1) of the Regulation is revoked. 

(5) Subsection 1 (1) of the Regulation is amended by adding the following definitions:

“skills passport” means a document that contains a record of training on work tasks that bears the signature of a supervising certificate holder;

“supervising certificate holder” means a certificate holder who has documented experience on the class of device with respect to which he or she is providing supervision;

“surface ropeway” has the same meaning as in Ontario Regulation 209/01.

(6) Section 1 of the Regulation is amended by adding the following subsection:

(3) A reference in this Regulation to “director’s order” is a reference to a safety order under section 14 of the Act, a public safety order under section 31 of the Act or an authorization under clause 36 (3) (a) of the Act. 

2. Subsection 2 (2) of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

(2) An employee of an owner of an elevating device is exempt from this Regulation if the owner,

(a) is registered as a contractor solely for the purpose of allowing the owner’s employees to perform rescue operations;

(b) designates for the carrying out of rescue operations only those employees who have successfully completed a training program approved by the director that is delivered by an accredited training provider approved by the director to safely perform rescue operations on devices owned and operated by the owner on the owner’s premises;

(c) develops written operating procedures for rescue operations in conjunction with the accredited training provider;

(d) maintains an up-to-date list of all employees trained in rescue operations, including the dates of initial and subsequent training; and

(e) provides the director with the operating procedures referred to in clause (c) and details of the training of employees upon request.

3. Subsection 3 (1) of the Regulation is amended by striking out “and this Regulation” at the end and substituting “this Regulation and any applicable director’s order”. 

4. Subsection 4 (2) of the Regulation is amended by striking out “published” and substituting “provided”.

5. Subsections 5 (1) and (2) of the Regulation are amended by striking out “published” wherever it appears and substituting in each case “provided”.

6. Subsections 6 (1) and (6) of the Regulation are amended by striking out “a training organization” wherever it appears and substituting in each case “an accredited training provider”.

7. Section 11 of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

EDM-B certificate

11. (1) A person who holds an EDM-B certificate may, without supervision, construct, install, alter, repair, maintain or test the following devices if the person has demonstrated the essential skills required to work those devices and has had that experience documented and signed by the supervising certificate holder: 

1. Construction hoists, as defined in Ontario Regulation 209/01 (Elevating Devices) made under the Act, and the equipment and accessories essential to their operation.

2. Manlifts, as defined in Ontario Regulation 209/01, and the equipment and accessories essential to their operation if the manlifts are permanent and use rack and pinion drives.

(2) A holder of an EDM-B certificate who does not have documented experience on construction hoists or manlifts shall not perform the functions referred to in subsection (1) on the device without supervision by a holder of an EDM-B certificate who has such experience.

8. Section 14 of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

EDM-E certificate

14. A person who holds an EDM-E certificate may, without supervision, construct, install, service and maintain lifts for persons with physical disabilities, as defined in Ontario Regulation 209/01 (Elevating Devices) made under the Act, with the exception of enclosed vertical platform lifts.

9. Clause 17 (1) (a) of the Regulation is amended by striking out “published” and substituting “provided”.

10. Clause 18 (1) (a) of the Regulation is amended by striking out “published” and substituting “provided”.

11. Subsection 19 (1) of the Regulation is amended by striking out “including detachable grip and reversible aerial lifts”.

12. Subsection 20 (1) of the Regulation is amended by striking out “aerial” and substituting “chair”.

13. Section 24 of the Regulation is revoked.

14. This Regulation comes into force on January 1, 2009.