How safe are elevators?

According to the Technical Standards & Safety Authority (TSSA), which regulates elevators and escalators in the Canadian province of Ontario, people are 800 times more likely to be killed in a car than by using a vertical-transportation (VT) conveyance, but VT...

Elevator repair bill in Ontario

What initially looked like a private member’s bill that was never likely to be taken seriously, has gained new credibility as part of the Wynne governments announced “fair housing plan”. Requiring elevators to be repaired in a timely fashion and...

Elevators are on the media’s radar…

News media has a tendency to stick with one theme as long as it is hot.  Lately, the reliability of elevators appears to be on the hot list. This link to a recent story raises the issue of what happens as condominiums get taller, elevators more complex and and relying...