Elevators and Other Conveyances
Status Update on
Rules for Older Elevators: The Iowa Elevator Safety
Board has begun the formal process to adopt a modified version
of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers A17.3 code for older elevators.
The deadline to comment on this proposal is January 9, 2015.
For more information on this important topic,
Rules for New Elevators
Adopted: The Elevator Safety Board has
adopted by reference the current editions of
the National Electric Code and most of the American Society of
Mechanical Engineers' Safety Code for Elevators and
Escalators, A.17.1. January 14, 2015, will be
the effective date.
Click here to view the changes.
The Iowa Elevator Safety Board adopts administrative
rules and reviews variance applications concerning
elevators and related equipment in Iowa. The board
meets at least quarterly. Applications for
membership on the Elevator Safety Board are currently
being accepted. To apply,
Owners of existing elevators, escalators, dumbwaiters and other
equipment covered by Iowa Code Chapter 89A have many
responsibilities. The owner must hire a
qualified elevator maintenance company to perform regular safety
tests. In addition to the safety tests, the equipment must
be inspected on a regular schedule. The owner may hire a
qualified, private inspector; or, an inspector employed by the
state will inspect the equipment. If a safety test or
inspection finds any deficiencies, the owner must ensure
they are corrected. All covered equipment must be
registered with the Iowa Division of Labor Services. A
current operating permit must be posted at all times.
Elevator installation companies:
You may not begin work on an installation or alteration until a
permit for the work has been issued by the Labor Commissioner.
installation or alteration permit application at least 8
week before you plan to begin work. Post the permit on the
jobsite. Failure to obtain a permit may result in
significant extra costs and delays in the project. Do not
put the equipment into use until it has passed inspection by a
Accident reporting: Immediately notify the Labor
Commissioner of an accident involving an elevator, escalator or
Click here for specific information about the accident
notification requirement. Click
here for an accident notification form.
Accessibility requirements: The Iowa Department
of Public Safety, cities, and counties are resopnsible for
accessibility requirements. For more information, call
515-725-6154 or visit
Elevator Safety Board: The Elevator Safety Board
has authority to write rules, review inspection reports, grant
waivers from rules, and more.
Click here for more details.
Click here to contact the
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