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Elevators and Lifts Inspection Services:  Compliance Audit

Who Needs This Inspection?
All elevating devices in Nova Scotia are subject to these compliance audits.

Note: This includes passenger and freight elevators, escalators, dumb-waiters, man-lifts, lifts for the physically disabled, rope tows, pony lifts, chair ski lifts, T-bar lifts, gondola lifts, and reversible ropeways (except those units listed in Section 3 of Elevators and Lifts Act) and Section 5 of the Elevators and Lifts General Regulations.
Issuing Department / Agency:
Labour and Advanced Education
Where can you get this Inspection?
Technical Safety Division
Elevators and Lifts Inspection Services
Labour and Advanced Education

Phone: 902-424-3200
Toll Free (in NS): 1-844-424-3200
Fax: 902-428-8770

Office Location:
103 Garland Ave., 3rd floor
Burnside Industrial Park
Dartmouth, NS B3B 0K5

Waiting Period:
not applicable
No charge, now included in the Annual Licence fee.
Related Requirements:
Compliance audits are carried out by Labour and Advanced Education Elevators and Lifts Inspectors using risk-based principles.
Additional Information:
1) The types of elevating devices which do not require these inspections are listed in Section 3 of the Nova Scotia Elevators and Lifts Act and Section 5 of the Elevators and Lifts General Regulations.

2) Please refer to the clauses, definitions and limitations set out by the Act and Regulations or contact Labour and Advanced Education.
Legislative Authority:
Elevators and Lifts Act and Regulations, Revised Statutes of Nova Scotia, 2002, Chapter 4, Section 23.

Last Updated: May 2015

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