Elevators and Lifts Appeal Board

The Elevators and Lifts Appeal Board was created pursuant to the Elevators and Lifts Act which came into effect on April 1, 2002. It is an independent adjudicative tribunal charged with considering appeals filed under the Act.

Inspectors, including the Chief Inspector, in the Elevators and Lifts Inspection Services Section of the Building, Fire and Technical Safety Division are responsible for ensuring compliance with the Act. Any person aggrieved by a decision, condition or order issued by the Chief Inspector, may appeal, in writing, within 30 days to the Elevators and Lifts Appeal Board.

The Elevators and Lifts Appeal Board may conduct a hearing orally or in writing. It has the power to:

  • confirm, vary or revoke the decision or order appealed;
  • refer a matter back to the Chief Inspector for reconsideration with or without direction; or
  • make any decision that the Chief Inspector could have made

All decisions of the Elevators and Lifts Appeal Board are in writing and are supported by reasons. Decisions of the Board are final and binding and not open to review except in the case of an error of law or jurisdiction.

The Elevators and Lifts Appeal Board Office provides administrative support for the Elevators and Lifts Appeal Board.

Contact Information

Elevators and Lifts Appeal Board
5151 Terminal Road, 7th floor
PO Box 697
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 2T8

Secure Enquiry Form

Tel: (902) 424-8595
Fax: (902) 424-0217
E-mail: fernanfs@gov.ns.ca

Elevators and Lifts Appeal Board Staff

Executive Officer: Flavia Fernandis
Phone: (902) 424-8595
E-mail:fernanfs@gov.ns.ca

Administrative Clerk: Amber Jarvis
Phone: (902) 424-8639
E-mail:jarvisam@gov.ns.ca

Members

The Elevators and Lifts Appeal Board consists of three members: one mechanic, an owner or owner representative and a registered contractor, a professional engineer or an individual who has professional expertise in the installation or maintenance of elevating devices. The qualifications required by each member are established in the Elevator and Lifts General Regulations.

Board Applications

Applications for board membership invited

Legislation and Regulations

Elevators and Lifts Act
Elevator and Lifts General Regulations