The conveyance Safety Act was passed in early 2013 and became effective July 1, 2013. This Act sets standards of competency for Elevator Mechanics and Elevator Inspectors by requiring training and certification by organizations approved by the State Elevator Safety Division. After these individuals are certified, they can apply for a license to operate in the state of Mississippi. Elevator companies are also required to be licensed here.
This Act also sets standards for the safety and operating condition of all vertical transportation, which includes all elevators, dumbwaiters, escalators, and moving walks by requiring annual inspections by a licensed Elevator Inspector. An Annual Operating certificate will be issued for each piece of equipment inspected.
Gary Brewer, Chief Elevator Inspector, (601) 359-9497 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
No. The elevator companies cannot perform these inspections. This would be a direct conflict of interest if they inspected their own work or the work of their competitors.
The inspections are due annually starting July 1, 2013 and on the anniversary date every year afterward.
There is a list of suggested time lines for repairs listed under Bulletins. We will work with you to help you get your elevators and escalators up to standards.
No. Your elevator is to be inspected based on the A17.1 code in effect when it was installed plus the current A17.3 minimum code for existing elevators. The A17.3 code requires things like emergency phones and photo eyes and other safety related items. A17.3 also covers the requirements of fireman’s service on existing elevators.
They do not have to be there, but can be if they or the owner wants them to be there. It will be the owner’s responsibility to contact their maintenance company if the owner wants them to be present.