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Rule 4101:5-3-01 | Accepted engineering practice and approved standards.


Unless otherwise specifically provided for in rules 4101:1-30-01 or 4101:5-1-01 to 4101:5-3-02 of the Administrative Code, compliance with the applicable technical provisions and requirements of the standards listed in "Table 4101:5-3-01" of the Administrative Code is prima facie evidence of conformity with accepted engineering practice or with an approved standard governing the design, construction, repair, alteration and maintenance of elevators.

Promulgating Agency (Note a) Standard Identification EditionTitle
ASMEA 17.1 (Note b) 2016Safety Code for Elevators and Escalators
ASMEA17.3 (Note c) 2015Safety Code for Existing Elevators and Escalators.
ASMEA17.62010Standard for Elevator Suspension, Compensation, and Governor Systems
ASMEA17.72007Performance-based Safety Code for Elevators and Escalators
ASMEA17.82016Standard for Wind Turbine Tower Elevators
ASMEA18.1 2014Safety Standard for Platform Lifts and Stairway Chairlifts
ASMEA 90.1 2015Safety Standard for Belt Manlifts
ESTAE1.422016Design, Installation, and Use of Orchestra Pit Lifts
Note aASME means the "American Society of Mechanical Engineers" and ESTA means the "Entertainment Services and Technology Association"
Note bSection the last sentence; Section change to read as follows: Periodic tests, as required in 8.6, are not required to be witnessed by a general or special inspector.; Section change to read as follows: Periodic test reports shall be submitted to the division within five business days of the completion of the periodic test. The test reports shall be on forms prescribed by the superintendent and shall include the date and type of test(s) performed, detailed results of the test(s), and a statement as to any corrective action taken.
Note cThe rules of the board shall not be retroactively applied to existing elevators that are not otherwise being altered or repaired. Portions of an elevator not altered and not affected by an alteration are not required to comply with the code requirements for a new elevator.

Supplemental Information

Authorized By: 4105.011(A)
Amplifies: 4105.011(A)
Five Year Review Date: 10/17/2022
Prior Effective Dates: 4/1/1974, 9/10/1979, 7/1/1984, 12/1/1985, 7/1/1988, 7/1/1989, 1/1/1992, 5/15/1995, 4/1/1999, 4/1/2002, 1/1/2003, 8/15/2003, 3/1/2005, 7/1/2006, 3/15/2012