CAT 5 TESTING
Effective March 1, 2016 Alberta implemented the
ASME 17.1/CSA B44-13 Safety Code for Elevators and Escalators.
With the adoption of this new code was the introduction of the
Maintenance Control Program or MCP. The MCP was allowed
a delay in implementation to September 1, 2017.
As part of the MCP, Category 5 testing requires elevators in the province to undergo rated load, rated speed safety testing every 5 years.
The first round of this testing is required to be completed as of
September 1, 2022 and carried out every 5 years thereafter.
Owners should make arrangements to ensure they have the work completed prior to September 1, 2022.