The elevator must be in compliance with all requirements to be certified for use. The elevator inspector will have a checklist of items that includes (but is not limited to) examining/testing the following:
- Car Buffers
- Counterweight Buffers
- Overspeed Governor
- Slack-Rope Devices
- Normal Limits
- Final Limits
- Firefighters’ Emergency Operation.
- Standby Power Operation.
The above items must be periodically checked by your elevator maintenance mechanic. As a building manager, you cannot control or monitor the items above. But you can help to insure successful inspections by doing the following:
- Make sure all fire extinguishers are kept in their proper locations and tags are up to date
- The machine room door closer works properly and the door is self-locking.
- The machine room is kept clear of any items not related to the elevator. This must not be used as a storage closet
- Maintain good lighting at all landings
- Phone service for the elevator is kept operational with a dedicated line
- Notify your mechanic if you notice any irregular operation of the elevator, including noises, bumps, door closing differently, inoperable lights, broken buttons.
- Post proper paperwork as required by local code enforcement