Elevator & Escalator Inspection Witnessing Request Form
As a Building Owner or Property Manager there are several things you can do to make the Inspection Process easier. Six simple tips to help you pass your next inspection.
1 - Locate your Maintenance Control Program
2 - Locate your last Inspection & Testing Form
3 - Check that your monthly Fire Service log is up to date
4 - Check the Machine Room lighting & that the door is self-locking/self-closing
5 - Check that your Fire Extinguisher is up to date
6 - Check your in-elevator Emergency Phones
By code, all equipment, especially elevators and escalators, need to be inspected at a minimum of once a year. Many states have adopted a six-month inspection that requires you to retain those records and make them available upon request.
Per Table N1 in the ASME A17.1 2000 code, all elevators and escalators are required to be tested in 6 month intervals.
Electric elevators - 6 monthsHydraulic elevators - 6 monthsEscalators - 6 monthsPrivate residence elevators - 12 monthsDumbwaiter - 12 months