Codes and Standards
"7. (1) Subject to this Act, all electrical work and equipment must conform to the standards set in the prescribed edition of the Code."
The electrical code and standards are part of the Regulations to the Electrical Protection Act. For your convenience, the codes have been extracted—but the codes in the Regulations are official.
Electrical Safety Codes
Subject to the amendments set out in Schedule B, the edition of the Code authorized by subsection 7(1) of the Act, and adopted under subsection 22(2) of the Act, is
Canadian Standards Association Standard C22.1-15, Canadian Electrical Code Part I, Twenty Third Edition, Safety Standard for Electrical Installations.
The following standards are adopted:
(a) Canadian Standards Association Standards:
C22.3 No. 1-06, Overhead Systems,
C22.3 No. 3-98, (R2007), Electrical Coordination,
C22.3 No. 4-1974, (R2004), Control of Electrochemical Corrosion of Underground Metallic Structures,
C22.3 No. 7-06, Underground Systems,
CAN/CSA-C61400-1-08, Wind Turbines – Part 1: Design Requirements;
CAN/CSA-C61400-2-08, Part, Wind Turbines – Part 2: Design Requirements for Small Wind Turbines;
CAN/CSA-C61215-08, Crystalline Silicon Terrestrial Photovoltaic (PV) Module – Design Qualification and Type Approval;
(b) National Research Council of Canada – National Building Code of Canada, 2010, section 9.34, Electrical Facilities.
ALTERATIONS FOR THE NORTHWEST TERRITORIES TO THE CODE
There are currently no alterations to the Code in the Northwest Territories.
The elevator standards are referenced in the Electrical Protection Regulations.
Elevator Safety Codes
These are the adopted standards referenced in the Electrical Protection Regulations governing Elevating Devices.
CAN/CSA-B44-07 Safety Code for Elevators;
CAN/CSA-B44.1-04/ASME-A17.5--04, Elevator and Escalator Electrical Equipment;
CAN/CSA-B44.2-07, Maintenance requirements and intervals for elevators, dumbwaiters, escalators, and moving walks;
CAN/CSA-Z 18 5 -M87 (R2006), Safety Code for Personnel Hoists;
B355-09 Lifts for Persons with Physical Disabilities;
B613-00 (R2005), Private Residence Lifts for Persons with Physical Disabilities;
CAN/CSA-B311-02, Safety Code for Manlifts;
CAN/CSA-Z256-M87 (R2006), Safety Code for Material Hoists;
Z98-07, Passenger Ropeways;
CAN/CSA-Z267-00 (R2006), Safety Code for Amusement Rides and Devices;
CAN/CSA C22.1-06, C.E.C. Part 1, Twenty First Edition, Safety Code for Electrical Installations
VARIATIONS FOR THE NORTHWEST TERRITORIES TO CANADIAN STANDARDS ASSOCIATION AND AMERICAN SOCIETY OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERS, ASME A-17/CSA B44-07, SAFETY CODE FOR ELEVATORS AND ESCALATORS, CAN BE FOUND UNDER SCHEDULE C OF THE REGULATIONS.
VARIATIONS FOR THE NORTHWEST TERRITORIES TO CANADIAN STANDARDS ASSOCIATION B311-02 SAFETY CODE FOR MANLIFTS, CAN BE FOUND UNDER SCHEDULE D OF THE REGULATIONS.
The following are links to organizations responsible for developing the standards and certifying the products used in Elevating devices, Electrical, Boiler and Pressure Vessel and Gas installations located in the NWT.