6-1-1-6: ELEVATOR SAFETY PROGRAM AND ELEVATOR REGULATIONS:
A. Codes Adopted: The following are hereby adopted as they may be amended from time to time:
1. American Society Of Mechanical Engineers (ASME):
a. Safety code for elevators and escalators (ASME A17.1-2005), A17.1(a)-2005, and A17.1(s)-2005.
b. Guide for inspection of elevators, escalators and moving walks (ASME 17.2-2004).
c. Safety code for existing elevators and escalators (ASME 17.3-2005).
d. Safety standard for platform lifts and stairway chairlifts (ASME A18.1-2005).
e. Standard for the qualification of elevator inspectors (ASME QEI-1-2004).
2. American National Standards:
a. Safety requirements for personal hoists and employee elevators (ANSI A10.4-2004).
3. American Society Of Civil Engineers (ASCE):
a. Automated people mover standards (ASCE 21-2000).
4. Amendment: Should the village amend any of the standards set forth in subsections A1, A2 and A3 of this section, the village shall submit to the office of the state fire marshal a copy of the amendment and its reason for the change.
5. Upgrades: Upgrades required by ASME A17.3-2005, safety code for existing elevators, shall be completed no later than January 1, 2009, except that upgrades to the hydraulic cylinder system and firefighter control system shall be completed by January 1, 2011.
B. Elevator Safety Program: There is hereby adopted within the village an elevator safety program to be operated as follows:
1. New Construction (Or Modernization Work) Plan Review:
a. Per code, the elevator company shall submit three (3) final layout plan review drawings to the village building department. This visibility starts the permit process within the building department.
b. The village shall then forward plan review drawings to its elevator consultant for review and approval.
c. The elevator consultant shall conduct its review and return plan review drawings to the village for distribution and permit finalization.
2. New Construction (Or Modernization Work) Inspection:
a. Elevator company shall call the elevator consultant to schedule inspection.
b. The elevator consultant shall conduct the inspection.
c. After inspection, inspector shall deliver the inspection reports to the building department for its records.
3. Semiannual Inspections:
a. Upon establishing a cycle, the elevator consultant will automatically inspect during that time period.
b. The elevator consultant shall provide electronically printed forms for the initial inspection.
c. Building owner/representative shall sign inspection report and receive a copy.
d. After inspections, the inspector shall deliver inspection reports to the building department for its records.
4. Certification:
a. Once a unit reaches "condition good" status, the unit receives certification.
b. The inspection cycle shall follow a spring/fall format. The elevator consultant's inspection program shall follow the current codes of the village, and provide all inspection forms for semiannual inspection for any of the following types of commercial and residential equipment that may be located within the village:
Casket lifts
Dock lifts
Dumbwaiters
Elevators
Escalators
Freights
Material lifts
Scissors lift
Vertical platform lifts
Wheelchair lifts
5. Issue Resolution/Reinspection: The elevator consultant shall do a complete safety inspection, ensuring all items are working and the unit is in proper working order. If there are issues with the unit, the elevator consultant shall document the items not working on the inspection report. Resolution of issues would be the building owner's/facility's responsibility. In order for a certificate to be issued, the initial report or a reinspection report must state, "condition good". A reinspection for new construction or semiannual inspection occurs if the unit does not pass on the first initial inspection. The reinspection(s) follow up shall typically occur every fifteen (15) to thirty (30) days depending on the issue(s). If the elevator consultant has inspected a semiannual three (3) times and issues are still outstanding, the report is turned over to the building department for further action. New construction reinspections shall not be turned over to the building department and shall occur until unit reaches "condition good".
C. Implementation Of Elevator Safety Program:
1. The village shall contract with a licensed inspection company to perform the function of elevator consultant for the village.
2. The village's elevator consultant shall provide general liability insurance coverage of at least one million dollars ($1,000,000.00) naming the village as an additional insured. In addition, workers' compensation coverage of five hundred thousand dollars ($500,000.00) and automobile liability coverage of one million dollars ($1,000,000.00) shall be provided and certificates of such insurance shall at all times be on file with the village. (Ord. 2008-17, 5-13-2008)