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NYC CODE AND REGULATION CHANGES

The New York City Department of Buildings has adopted new building codes that would increase the safety of elevators, escalators, moving walks, private residency elevators, material lifts, wheelchair lifts, stairway chairlifts, dumbwaiters, and all other transfer devices.

As of January 1, 2009, all devices that are under jurisdiction of the City are subject to new inspection procedures. The LL10/81 and 2 Year Safety Test were completely eliminated and replaced by the following tests:

 

Category 1 Test

Must be performed every year between January 1 and December 31 by a licensed Elevator Contractor/Agency and filed with the City within 45 days of the date of the inspection. In addition, the test must be witnessed by a third party Inspection Agency hired and paid in full by the Owner/Management of the building. The witness cannot be affiliated with the performer.

Category 5 Test

Must be performed by a licensed Elevator Contractor/Agency and filed with the City within 45 days of the date of the inspection. In addition, the test must be witnessed by a third party Inspection Agency hired and paid in full by the Owner/Management of the building. The witness cannot be affiliated with the performer.

 

The NYC Department of Buildings will begin to enforce heavy fines for late paperwork filing starting September 13th 2010. All forms must be submitted during the timeframe that was recently adapted into code.

 

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