Asbestos Containing Materials
Asbestos was commonly used up until the 1990’s in commercial and residential construction. WorksafeBC regulation, specifically Part 6, mandates the requirements for workers when potential exposure to asbestos is likely. There are possible sources of asbestos contained in elevator equipment. This includes brake pads used on machines, insulation of controller wiring, controller components, insulator plates, and insulation inside door panels, to name a few.
As part of our ongoing commitment to safety, City Elevator has developed an Asbestos Exposure Control Plan (AECP) and trained our workers in moderate risk abatement procedures in order to safely work on elevator equipment. It is common to still find asbestos containing brake pads on elevator machines. Part of the reason for this is that unlike automobile brakes, most elevators have electrical means to slow down and stop the motor, thereby causing little wear on brake linings. Annual brake servicing requires dismantling and possibly disturbing asbestos, so it is important that brakes are tested and if necessary replaced with non-asbestos brake pads.
As one of our valued customers you will have the benefit of our experience in dealing with this issue and to ensure that work is being done to mitigate risk of asbestos exposure to the environment.