CSA - B44-94
Safety Code for Elevators
|Publication Date:||1 September 1994|
This is the eighth edition of CSA Standard CAN/CSA-B44, Safety Code for Elevators. It supersedes previous editions published in 1990, 1985, 1975, 1971, 1966, 1960, and 1938. It is written in SI (metric) units.
The Standard was originally prepared to meet a desire for uniform legislation throughout the various provinces and to replace the legislation previously existing in Canada which had proved inadequate in view of the then prevailiny elevator practices. Its primary purposes arc to provide reasonable safety for those persons who come in contact with elevators, dumbwaiters, escalators, moving walks, and freight platform lifts by establishing minimum standards for design, installation, and maintenance and for adoption by regulatory authorities throughout Canada. It is also intended as a standard reference for the use of architects, consulting engineers, elevator manufacturers, and owners.
This standard has been prepared by the Technical Committee on the Elevator Safety Code under the jurisdiction of the Standards Steering Committee on Public Safety and was formally approved by these Committees. It has been approved as a National Standard of Canada by the Standards Council of Canada.
In the preparation of this eighth edition, the American National Standard Safety Code for Elevators, Dumbwaiters, Escalators and Moving Walks (ANSt/ASME A17.1), and changes thereto, have been carefully studied and grateful acknowledgement is given to this organisation for the material used.
Section 10 is modelled after ASME's A17.1-1990, Safety Code for Elevators and Escalators, Section XII, Alterations, Repairs, Replacements and Maintenance. Permission to use this Section was granted by The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), 345 East 47th Street, New York NY 1001 7-2392.
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