Responsive Government

Improve Elevator Safety

Currently there are soaring numbers of calls to firefighters to free people trapped in elevators, reports of frequent and lengthy outages and harried technicians who have little time or financial incentive to do preventative maintenance. Elevator incidents have risen significantly since 2011, and serious injuries are up eight per cent annually.

 

A private member’s bill, currently before the Ontario legislature, aims to improve elevator reliability by imposing time limits on returning devices to service. We all need to support elevator safety as this issue affects all of us.

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Idea No. 169