News

Some contractors are doing just great!

email - received today from a customer regarding an independent (not a multi national) elevator contractor: I am writing to let you know how great the Elevator Company is. They were friendly, respectful, professional and very industrious. I can’t give enough praise...

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MCP – Maintenance Control Plan – confusion!

In Ontario the elevator safety authority has implemented new rules requiring all elevator installations to have an associated MCP or maintenance control plan.  The essence of their intent is that detailed requirements for safe maintenance of elevators should be...

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ELEVATORS – Proprietary systems

It is come to our attention recently that one major manufacturer of elevator control systems is offering "software updates" to installations that have been lost to competing maintenance contractors. Elevator owners should decline this offer as the software update in...

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Sheave Jammer – Class-action settlement

The Toronto lawyer handling the class-action lawsuit against ThyssenKrupp Elevator regarding a certain product known as sheave jammers, announced on their website yesterday that a tentative settlement has been reached.  All owners of elevators with the affected...

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Machine Guarding

There's a very interesting article in this month's edition of Elevator World from an American lawyer arguing how OHSA's attempt to exert jurisdiction on elevator machine guarding is misguided and absurd - comparing it to The Trial by Kafka.

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Cab Weight Rules for Ontario

Effective May 2012 in Ontario elevator cabs must be weighed to establish their weight before and after any changes that serve to alter weight .  This is significant because even if very little weight is added in the scope of a cab upgrade the process may bring to...

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