TSSA - www.tssa.org

The Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA) is the Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) for all type of elevators & escalators for the province on Ontario. TSSA administers and enforces technical standards for elevators & escalators in the province of Ontario in Canada. TSSA is the Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) for all type of elevators & escalators for the province on Ontario and all commercial elevating devices need an inspection & license from TSSA before it can be handed over to the end user. Elevator contractors practising this trade need to be registered with TSSA. Likewise all personnel whether in installation or maintenance of any of the commercial elevating devices need to be certified by TSSA with valid applicable license.


CSA - www.csagroup.org

The CSA Group (formerly the Canadian Standards Association; CSA), is a standards organization which develops standards in 57 areas. CSA Group publishes standards in print and electronic form and provides training and advisory services. For elevators, relevant standards are:

  • - CAN/ CSA B44: Includes Requirements for Elevators, Escalators, Dumbwaiters, Moving Walks,  Material Lifts.
  • - CAN/ CSA B355: for accessibility lifts for barrier free access.
  • - CAN/ CSA-Z185-M87: Personnel & Material Hoists
  • - CAN/ CSA-B311: Manlifts
  • - CAN/ CSA-B613: Private Residence Lifts for Persons with Physical Disabilities,
  • - CAN/ CSA-B44 SEC 5.3: refers to Private Residence Elevators
  • - CAN/ CSA-C22.1 Canadian Electrical Code: Section 38 refers to Elevating Devices
  • - ASME B20.1: Safety Standards for Conveyors and Related Equipment

CWB - http://www.cwbgroup.org/

The Canadian Welding Bureau is a certification and registration organization for companies involved in the welding of steel and other metal structures. As per the requirement any welding work required for fabrication of an elevator can only be carried out in a CWB certified shop, as per the procedures & guidelines laid out by CWB, according to CSA Standards W47.1 and W59. Shop standards & Welders in the shop are required to be retested periodically by the Canadian Welding Bureau to maintain the certification.


CECA – www.ceca-acea.org

Canadian Elevator Contractors Association is a nonprofit organization of elevator contractors, elevator and lift manufacturers and parts suppliers in Canada for over 40 years. CECA gives a common platform to interact and exchange ideas for betterment of the elevator industry. It provides numerous social and networking opportunities and organizes tradeshows, educational seminars and golf tournaments. CECA also provides a collective voice of the elevator industry for interacting with provincial authorities having jurisdiction (AHJ). CECA gathers, analyzes, appraises and disseminates information and ideas pertaining to the elevator industry. It also works for the betterment of relations between employee and employer. 


WSIB– www.wsib.ca/en

The Workplace Safety and Insurance Board is an organization that provides wage-loss benefits, medical coverage and supports people who get injured or ill at work. WSIB is funded by businesses and provides no-fault collective liability insurance and access to industry specific health and safety information. WSIB is one of the largest insurance organizations in North America covering over 5 million people in more than 300,000 work places across Ontario.