Rule 1301:3-6-04 | Inspections.
(A) Each elevator in the state of Ohio, including those conveyances enumerated in rule 4101:5-1-01 of the Administrative Code, shall be subject to periodic safety tests in accordance with the standards established in the "Safety Code for Elevators and Escalators." ASME A17.1-2016, or the edition most recently adopted by the board of building standards, and the "Guide for Inspection of Elevators, Escalators, and Moving Walks," A17.2-2017, or the most current 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 A17.1-2016, section 188.8.131.52.
(B) Additional safety tests shall be in conformance with paragraph (A) of this rule unless alternative safety test procedures are approved by the superintendent.
(C) Where the ASME A17.2-2017 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 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, lifts intended for transportation of a mobility impaired person, escalators, and moving walks shall be used during acceptance and periodic inspections, in accordance with ASME A17.1-2016, sections 8.10 and 8.11, or the edition most recently adopted by the board of building standards.
(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 chiefs designee. A designee shall be at a minimum an elevator inspector supervisor.
Last updated July 2, 2021 at 2:59 PM