New Elevator Compliance Costs – Clarification

March 2024

Ontario has adopted the latest version of the elevator safety code as reported by Toronto Condo News in New Elevator Compliance Costs in February 2024.

In this article we wrote:

“Included in the code are major changes to the emergency phone inside the elevator.”

“This affects all new and modernized elevators since August 1, 2022.  The phone must still be answered 24 hours a day as before, but the operator must now be able to see if a passenger is inside the elevator if no one in the elevator is able to communicate with the operator.”

“This one-time expense is estimated to be in the range of $20,000 to $25,000 per elevator.”

Toronto Condo News reached out to TSSA for clarification after receiving inquiries from readers.  According to a TSSA spokesperson, the new rules “affect new and modernized elevators since August 1, 2022.”  “These new elevator safety standards have been mandated by the Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA) and apply to all newly installed elevators.  Upgrade work on existing elevators may also be affected, depending on factors including the timing of the design submission and the nature of alterations.”

Consult with your elevator consultant or contractor before embarking on any elevator modernization project to determine if these new elevator safety standards apply to your project.

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