Elevators Codes & Standards

Currently in Force

The following codes in the Elevator discipline are currently in force:

  • ASME A17.1-2013/CSA-B44-13 Safety Code for Elevators and Escalators - Declared in force on March 1, 2016
  • CSA-B311-02 (R2012) Safety Code for Manlifts - Declared in force March 1, 2016
  • CSA-B355-2009 Lifts for Persons with Physical Disabilities - Declared in force March 1, 2016
  • CSA-Z185-M87 (R2011) Safety Code for Personnel Hoists - Declared in force on March 1, 2016

Codes and Standards Available for Purchase

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Historical Code Timeline

CAN-CSA-Z185-M87 Safety Code for Personnel Hoists

  • CAN-CSA-Z185-M87 (R2011) Safety Code for Personnel Hoists: Declared in force on March 1, 2016.
  • CAN/CSA-Z185-M87 (R2001) Safety Code for Personnel Hoists: In force from August 1, 2003, to February 29, 2016.
  • CAN/CSA-Z185-M87 Safety Code for Personnel Hoists: In force from November 1, 1997, to July 31, 2003.

CAN/CSA-B311-02 Safety Code for Manlifts

  • CAN/CSA-B311-02 (R2012) Safety Code for Manlifts: Declared in force on March 1, 2016.
  • CAN/CSA-B311-02 Safety Code for Manlifts: In force from August 1, 2003, to February 29, 2016.
  • CAN/CSA-B311-M1979 Safety Code for Manlifts, excepting section 6: In force from November 1, 1997, to July 31, 2003.
  • CSA Standard, Supplement No. 1-1984 to B311-M1979 Safety Code for Manlifts: In force from November 1, 1997, to July 31, 2003.

CAN-CSA-B355 Lifts for Persons with Physical Disabilities

  • CAN-CSA-B355-09 Lifts for Persons with Physical Disabilities: Declared in force on March 1, 2016.
  • CAN/CSA-B355-00 Lifts for Persons with Physical Disabilities, including CAN/CSA s1-02 Supplement No. 1: In force from May 1, 2009, to February 29, 2016.
  • CAN/CSA-B355-00 Lifts for Persons with Physical Disabilities: In force from August 1, 2003, to April 30, 2009.
  • CAN/CSA-B355-94 Lifts for Persons with Physical Disabilities: In force from November 1, 1997, to July 31, 2003.

ASME A17.1/CSA B44 Safety Code for Elevators and Escalators

  • ASME A17.1-2013/CSA B44-13 Safety Code for Elevators and Escalators: Declared in force on March 1, 2016.
  • ASME A17.1-2007/CSA B44-07 Safety Code for Elevators and Escalators: In force from May 1, 2009, to February 29, 2016.
  • CAN/CSA-B44-00 Safety Code for Elevators: In force from August 1, 2003, to April 30, 2009.
  • CAN/CSA-B44-94 Safety Code for Elevators, Escalators, Dumbwaiters, Moving Walks and Freight Platform Lifts: In force from November 1, 1997, to July 31, 2003.
  • Date modified: 2019-02-07