09.12.81.08

.08 Third-Party Qualified Elevator Inspections.

A. A Level I inspector is a third-party qualified elevator inspector who may perform pre-final inspections and periodic annual inspections if the individual:

(1) Possesses and maintains a valid third-party qualified elevator inspector certification;

(2) Is employed as an independent consultant or by an independent inspection agency or is employed by the insurer of the elevator unit; and

(3) Possesses and maintains insurance as required by Regulation .04-1 of this chapter.

B. A Level II inspector is a third-party qualified elevator inspector who may perform only pre-final inspections if the individual possesses and maintains a valid qualified elevator inspector certification.

C. A third-party qualified elevator inspector is authorized to perform only pre-final inspections on a personnel hoist under the ANSI A10.4 Code if approved by the Commissioner after submission of the following information:

(1) Documentation detailing experience, manufacturer's training, and knowledge of personnel hoists, safety codes, maintenance, and testing; and

(2) Any additional information requested by the Commissioner.

D. A third-party qualified elevator inspector shall ensure that inspections and tests are performed consistent with the ASME A17.2 Guide for Inspection of Elevators, Escalators, and Moving Walks and the Safety Code.

E. Within 30 days of the completion of the periodic annual inspection, the third-party qualified elevator inspector shall submit to the Commissioner the Third-Party Elevator Inspector Report and Checklist form detailing the inspection findings and certifying whether the elevator unit is in compliance with the Safety Code and regulations adopted by the Commissioner.

F. If, during the course of a periodic annual inspection of an elevator unit, a third-party qualified elevator inspector finds a potential violation of the Safety Code or any regulation adopted by the Commissioner, the third-party qualified elevator inspector shall provide the owner with the opportunity to abate and correct the alleged violation.

G. When an inspection by a third-party qualified elevator inspector discloses that an elevator unit is in an unsafe condition so that its continued operation is likely to expose a passenger on an elevator unit to the threat of serious injury, the third-party qualified elevator inspector shall:

(1) Advise the owner to cease operation of the elevator unit; and

(2) Notify the Commissioner immediately.