Annual & Periodic Elevator InspectionS
Stanley Elevator has a full team of elevator professionals ready to give your system a full, in-depth evaluation to ensure that you meet all local, state and federal safety codes.
Don’t let your elevator lapse into a state of disarray that causes it to become unusable or unreliable. Our experts know the inspection requirements set in place by specific elevator codes and will let you know what you need to do to bring your systems up to date. From there, it’s a simple matter of updating and improving your elevator unit.
Elevator inspection isn’t nearly the challenge it’s made out to be, as long as you work with an inspection company that has the means to evaluate and remedy any problems you may be confronting.
The key concern for all elevators is safety. It’s important to know the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) safety standards and that safety code requirements will vary from state to state and from building to building.
The owner of the building where the elevator is located is responsible for having the system inspected. Elevator inspection checklists can include, but are not limited to, the following safety requirements:
|Low Oil Protection
|Fire Service Lighting
|Key Switch Operation
|Posted Max Load Limits
|Clean Elevator Pit
|Posted Current Certificate
|Top of Car Lighting
|Emergency Lights / Bells
|Top of Car Clearance
|Working Ventilation Systems
|Gage Installed on Valve
Massachusetts also includes state-drafted regulations that take precedence over ANSI and IBC. For example, in almost all new multi-story buildings or completed new additions in Massachusetts, a stretcher-sized elevator is required. Although, in New Hampshire and Maine, only buildings with four or more stories above grade plane will require a stretcher-sized elevator. Always check with your local inspector to make sure you’re following code.
Just a few of the ADA’s other requirements to note include:
- Specific heights for handrails inside of the elevator cab.
- Two-way communicators that can be accessed and used by vision and hearing-impaired persons.
- Audible signals and verbal announcements that indicate the elevator cab’s direction.
Stanley Elevator is well stocked with all of the parts you will need to fully repair or improve your elevator to ensure that it not only is safe for those using it, but that it meets disability standards and requirements.
State Elevator Inspections
Inspections must be performed by mechanics who are licensed in the same state where the elevators are located.
Schedule Your Next Elevator Inspection
An elevator is a powerful machine. Your best bet is to have your elevator systems inspected regularly by a provider who has the skills and experience to make any required repairs or upgrades.