Elevator code requirements are necessary to meet if you wish to offer customers an easier, more relaxing means of travel through your building. Your elevator must be equipped with a code data plate for elevator inspections and it must meet the required means of safety and efficiency for disabled or special-needs passengers. If your elevator is inspected and deemed inaccessible or dangerous in any way, you will be issued certain requirements to meet the standards of your area’s expectations.
It is possible that due to age or faulty construction your elevator will need replacements parts and/or light to heavy repairs. Safety tests are performed to ensure that your elevator is capable of meeting expectations. If your building is of a height greater than three stories tall, you must also be prepared to meet the guidelines set in place by the Americans with Disabilities Act, requiring height and size limitations for buttons and Braille plates for the blind. The size and stability of your elevator must also be tested to ensure that the weight requirements of your unit are maintained and made clear to potential passengers.
By making the adjustments necessary to be code compliant, there are many improvements that stand to be made on your elevator, including comfort and smoothness of ride, greater speed and efficiency with arriving to the correct floor, and better security with fully functioning emergency equipment such as lighting and phones. With the proper maintenance and attention, your elevator can remain up to code and meet the requirements of a safe building. This will, in turn, improve the look and feel of your facility as a whole.
Do you want to get, or keep, your elevator to code requirements?
Call Stanley Elevator at 1-800-258-1016 for any maintenance or update needs to keep your Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire or Rhode Island elevator system operational.