(C) During the period covered by the certificate of operation or other authorization (as required by rule 4121:1-1-02 of the Administrative Code) the employer shall maintain the elevator and appurtenances in the following respects:
(1) Hoistways and pits.
Hoistways and pits shall be kept clean and free of dirt and rubbish and shall not be used for storage purposes. Water shall not be allowed to accumulate in the pits.
(2) Machine rooms.
Machine room floors shall be kept clean and free from oil or grease. Articles or materials not necessary for the maintenance or operation of the elevator shall not be stored therein. Flammable liquids having a flash point (closed cup) of less than one hundred degrees Fahrenheit shall not be stored in such rooms.
(3) Escalator pit pans.
Escalator pit pans shall be kept clean of oil and refuse in order to reduce to a minimum any hazards resulting from accidental ignition.
(4) Tops of cars.
The tops of cars shall be kept clean and free from oil or grease and shall not be used for storing lubricants. Material not required for the operation of the elevator shall not be stored or carried on top of elevator cars.
(5) Additional requirement for hydraulic elevators.
Valves and cylinders shall be kept properly packed and the packing maintained to prevent leaks.
Illuminating switches, fixtures and lights in the machine room, hoistway, pit, elevator car, landing sills and step treads shall be kept in operational condition at all times.
(7) Emergency communication.
Emergency signals and communication equipment shall be kept in operational condition at all times.
(8) Machine room doors.
Door closing and locking devices on the machine room or rooms shall be kept in operational condition at all times.
(9) Escalator steps, railings and handrails.
Bent or broken teeth on escalator steps and landing combs and broken or substantially damaged handrails shall be repaired or replaced promptly.