Elevator laws

Our guide shows you how to find local state elevator laws and code requirements. We also help you find elevator repair, testing, and sales companies.

How to prepare for an elevator inspection

As required, inspections must be performed by certified elevator inspectors. OSHA requires that elevators are inspected at intervals not exceeding one year, with additional monthly inspections as needed. The records of those results must be posted inside each elevator, signed by the inspector who performed the work. As an owner/operator, you do have certain responsibilities to help ensure the elevator or conveyance system is ready for an inspection. The easiest way to ensure that your equipment is ready is to contact your inspector and to review these inspection guide checklists and reports prior to having the units inspected.

Sample inspection guide checklists and reports

To help ensure that your next elevator inspection goes smoothly, we recommend that you look over your system with these inspection points in mind. If you have any questions, please contact your local elevator code enforcement division for guidance.


Electric Elevators


This inspection guide helps you complete a full inspection for electric elevators.


Inspection guide


Escalators


This inspection guide helps you complete a full inspection for escalators.


Inspection guide


Hydraulic Elevators


This inspection guide helps you complete a full inspection for hydraulic elevators.


Inspection guide


Moving Walks


This inspection guide helps you complete a full inspection for moving walks.


Inspection guide