Application of Requirements
This Standard specifies minimum requirements for the design, construction, installation, and operation of elevating devices that are to be used by persons with physical disabilities travelling between fixed points in a private residence, with a view to safeguarding against risk of accidents associated with the operation of such equipment.
Equipment Covered by This Standard
Lifts discussed in this Standard are as follows:
(a) enclosed vertical platform lifts;
(b) unenclosed vertical platform lifts;
(c) stair chair lifts; and
(d) stair platform lifts.
Equipment Not Covered by This Standard
This Standard does not apply to lifts for persons with physical disabilities covered by CSA Standard B355, Lifts for Persons with Physical Disabilities, nor to elevating devices covered by CSA Standard CAN/CSA-B44, Safety Code for Elevators.
In cases of novel designs or new configurations that cannot be precisely classified, or in cases where a material, device, component, construction method, or installation method is used that is not specifically covered in this Standard, or in cases of reported nonconformance, the regulatory authority may grant exceptions or permit alternative methods when it is assured that equivalent objectives can be achieved by establishing and maintaining effective safety.