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Reminder: July 1, 2019, Requirements for Hazardous Extraction Operations and Out-of-service Firefighters’ Elevators

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Reminder:  July 1, 2019, Requirements for Hazardous Extraction Operations and Out-of-service Firefighters’ Elevators

Bulletin #02/19

June 28, 2019

In March 2019, Ontario Regulation 33/19 was filed to amend the Fire Code with requirements for hazardous extraction operations and out-of-service firefighters’ elevators.

  • Hazardous Extraction Operations 
    Owners and operators of buildings with hazardous extraction operations are reminded that requirements related to aisles, exits, door hardware, fire safety plans, and ventilation come into force on July 1, 2019.  Provisions related to prohibited locations for hazardous extraction operations have been in effect since March 2019 when the regulation was filed.
  • Out-of-service Firefighters’ Elevators
    Owners and operators of buildings with firefighters’ elevators are reminded that requirements related to notifying supervisory staff, the fire department, and building occupants when a firefighters’ elevator is not operational come into force on July 1, 2019.

For additional details, please see Fire Marshal’s Communiqué 2019-02.