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Proposed new rules:
The Elevator Safety Board has proposed several new
rules. The deadline to comment on the proposed
changes is February 25, 2015.
One set of
proposed rules would require elevator owners to install
safety mechanisms to prevent serious injuries due to
children becoming trapped in elevator doors. Only
elevators with doors that are not solid panels are
covered by these changes. Most of the elevators covered
by this proposal were designed under the residential
elevator code but were installed in public buildings.
To view the proposed changes on child entrapment and
instructions for commenting,
set of proposals would require a 3-month inspection
schedule for construction elevators; reduce fees for
certain alteration permits; reduce fees for handicapped
restricted use elevator inspections; increase fees for
construction elevator inspections; conform rules to
statutory authority and current practice; remove
obsolete rules; and, make technical corrections.
To view the proposed changes and instructions for
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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