(A) At least one elevator inspection per year required under section 4105.10 of the Revised Code shall be performed in conformity with the provisions of the "Guide for Inspection of Elevators, Escalators and Moving Walks," ASME A 17.2 - 2004 edition, approved by the American society of mechanical engineers on July 22, 2004, copyright 2005, and published on March 31, 2005.
(B) Additional inspections shall be in conformance with paragraph (A) of this rule unless alternative inspection procedures are approved by the superintendent.
(C) Where the "Guide for Inspection of Elevators, Escalators and Moving Walks" fails to clearly define or govern a specific device or type of conveyance, the inspector shall apply a standard specific to that device or type of conveyance in accordance with generally accepted engineering practices, and as designated by the chief of the elevator section in the division of industrial compliance.
(D) The duties of inspectors for conducting inspections and reporting inspections shall be the following
(1) Inspectors shall comply with the code of ethics established by the "Qualified Elevator Inspector" (QEI) certifying agency.
(2) Inspectors shall report the results of the inspection and testing in accordance with the appropriate administrative procedures in the format required by the elevator section and the following:
(a) The ASME checklist forms as published by the elevator section for electric elevators, hydraulic elevators, handicapped accessible lifts, escalators, and moving walks shall be used when the inspection is either acceptance in accordance with ASME A 17.1, section 8.10 or periodic in accordance with ASME A 17.1, section 8.11.
(b) The report shall be signed by the inspector, and shall include his or her certification number and QEI certifying agency.
(c) All code deficiencies noted in the report shall include a reference to the specific rule violated in the Ohio Elevator Code, in conformance with the policy established by the elevator section.
(d) The report shall include the date and time that the inspection was conducted.
(E) Special inspectors are subject to observations of their performance of inspections by the chief elevator inspector or the chief's designee. A designee shall be at a minimum an elevator inspector supervisor. The elevator section shall publish a procedure for notification of special inspectors when an observation is to occur.