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The charge of the Elevator Safety Program is to provide for safety of life and limb by making sure that the design, erection, installation, alteration, maintenance, inspection and repair of elevators, escalators, moving walks, platform lifts, material lifts, and dumbwaiters – and the operation of same – is reasonably safe to persons and property and in compliance with the most current codes and safety standards.

Adopted Codes

  • ANSI/ASME A17.1.2016, Safety Code for Elevators and Escalators.
  • ANSI/ASME A17.3 2015 Safety Code for Existing Elevators and Escalators.
  • ANSI/ASME A17.4 1999 Guide for Emergency Personnel.
  • ANSI/ASME A17.5 2014 Elevator and Escalator Electrical Equipment.
  • ANSI/ASME A17.6 2010 Standard for Elevator Suspension, and Governor Systems.
  • ANSI/ASME A17.7 2012 Performance-based Safety Code for Elevators and Escalators
  • ANSI/ASME A17.5 2016 Standard for Wind Tower Turbine Elevators.
  • ANSI/ASME A18.1 2014 Safety Standards for Platform Lifts and Chairlifts.
  • ASME QE-1 2013 Standard for the Qualification of Elevator Inspectors.
  • ICC A117.1 – 2009 Accessible and Usable Buildings and Facilities
  • IDAPA 24.39.40 2022 2022 Elevator Statutes and Rules Packet

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