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Division of Labor Services

 

Iowa Code

 

Chapter 89A

 

Administrative Rules

 

Chapter 71

Administration of the Conveyance Safety Program

 

Chapter 72

Conveyances Installed on or After January 1, 1975

 

Chapter 73

Conveyances Installed Prior to January 1, 1975

 

Links

 

Iowa Elevators Public Portal

 

Accessibility Requirements Enforced by the Department of Public Safety

 

Forms

Hydraulic Test & Inspection Report

Traction Test & Inspection Report

Platform Lift Test & Inspection Report

Escalator Test & Inspection Report

Wind Tower Lift Test and Inspection Report

Construction Hoist Test & Inspection Report

Application for Installation or Alteration Permit

Elevator Construction Personnel  Hoist Application

Wind Tower Lift Permit Application

Special Elevator Inspector Commission Application

Conveyance Accident Report

Hazard Correction Extension Request

Acceptance Checklist

Safety Complaint Form

 


Elevators and Other Conveyances

NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS

Elevator/Amusement Ride Inspector Vacancy:  The Elevator and Amusement Ride Bureau is seeking applicants to fill an open position.  Applications will be accepted until August 3, 2014.  For information on the duties and qualifications, click here

Board Membership:  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, click here.

Changes to Elevator Fees:  On October 10, 2013, the Elevator Safety Board adopted changes to the fees for the conveyance safety program.  To view the fees, click here

Adoption of New Safety Standard:  The Elevator Safety Board has adopted the 2011 edition of the A18.1 Safety Standard for Platform Lifts and Stairway Chairlifts.  The effective date for A18.1 is January 31, 2014. 

Building Owners:  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.  Submit an 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 state inspector. 

Accident reporting:  Immediately notify the Labor Commissioner of an accident involving an elevator, escalator or related equipment.  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 http://www.dps.state.ia.us/fm/building/index.shtml

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. 

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