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1. Scope


Application of Requirements This Standard specifies minimum requirements for the design, construction, installation, operation, inspection, and testing (see Appendix A) of lifts that are to be specifically used by pe rsons with physical disabilities travelling between fixed points of a building or structure, with a view to safeguarding against risk of accidents associated with the operation of such equipment.


Equipment Covered by This Standard The lifts discussed in this Standard are as follows: (a) enclosed vertical platform lifts; (b) unenclosed vertical platform lifts; (c) stair chair lifts; (d) enclosed stair platform lifts; and (e) unenclosed stair platform lifts.


Equipment Not Covered by This Standard This Standard does not apply to elevating devices (a) specified by CSA Standard CAN/CSA-B44, such as passenger and freight elevators and freight platform lifts; and (b) for persons with physical disabilities in private residences, specified by CSA Standard CAN/CSA-B613.


Other Factors Not Covered by This Standard This Standard does not apply to the location of, access to, and usage of the lifts specified herein. These factors may be regulated by the enforcing authority.


Exceptions In cases of novel designs or new configurations that cannot be precisely classified, in cases where a material, device, component, co nstruction 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.

Document History

  1. CSA B355:19

    Platform lifts and stair lifts for barrier-free access

    • Most Recent
  2. CSA B355-15

    Lifts for Persons With Physical Disabilities

    • Historical Version
  3. CSA B355-09 (R2013)

    Lifts for Persons With Physical Disabilities

    • Historical Version
  4. CAN/CSA B355-00 (R2005)


    Lifts for Persons With Physical Disabilities

    • Historical Version

Amendments, rulings, supplements, and errata

  1. CSA B355S1-02

    Supplement #1 to CAN/CSA-B355-00, Lifts for Persons with Physical Disabilities