(A) Each elevator in the State of Ohio, including those mechanisms defined at Section 4105:5-1-01 of the Ohio Administrative Code, shall be the subject of periodic safety tests in accordance with R.C. 4105.10 under the standards established in ASME A 17.1 and A 17.2, 2010 edition. Of those periodic safety tests, at least one test every five years shall be a full-load safety test under the standards established in ASME A 17.1, section 188.8.131.52, 2010 edition.
(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 ASME "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 manufacturer specifications, 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 during acceptance and periodic inspections, in accordance with ASME A 17.1, sections 8.10 and8.11, 2010 edition.
(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) The completed report shall be left with the owner or operator of the elevator by making it available to the owner or operator, in electronic format, on the day the inspection is completed.
(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.