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An Elevating Devices Mechanic constructs, installs, services and maintains elevating devices including elevators, lifts and escalators. Specifically, an Elevating Devices Mechanic: 


inspects, services and maintains existing elevating devices

installs new elevating devices 

rigs and hoists elevating devices

installs and maintains control equipment 

installs and maintains protective devices

Elevating Devices Mechanic is a trade regulated by theTVTO. Qualified individuals may obtain a Certificate of Qualification, which confirms its holder has the skills, knowledge and experience that meet industry standards of practice for the trade. 


Duration of Course

Training program consists of on-the-job and in-school training. Generally, the time-frame to become competent in the trade of Elevating Devices Mechanic is 8,200 hours (approximately four years) consisting of 7,480 hours of on-the-job work experience and 720 hours of in-school training .(536Hours Practical and  184 Houres Theoritical)




Minimum level of education: High school diploma or higher

 * Minimum related experience: 7480 Hours

Physical abilities related to the job

NOTE: If you have not enough experience in Elevating Industry you may choose our Elevator and Escalator Installation Technician's program. it takes about 3 years’ full time study and apprenticeship in elevating Industries



An Elevating Devices Mechanic apprenticeship includes three levels of theoretical training, which includes but is not limited to instruction in:

mechanical print reading 

ladders, scaffolding, work platforms, rigging and hoisting 

mechanical practice 

traction elevator installation 

elevator hydraulic systems and installation 

industrial electricity for elevating devices

motors, generators, controls and alternative current drives

solid state electronics/circuit tracing 

escalators and moving walks installation 

lifts for persons with physical disabilities 

Elevator modernization/alterations

Foundamentals of project contract mangments

Elevator and Esaclators Codes and standards including EN81 and A17


All topics cover the traning requirments of  LEIA of the United Kingdom and TSSA Association of CANADA