Notification of New Elevator Safety Administrative Rules, Effective February 19th, 2015
On February 19th 2015, revisions to the Illinois Elevator Safety Rules (41 Il.Admin.Code 1000) reflecting prior amendments to the Elevator Safety and Regulation Act ("Act") will become effective as State law. Recent changes to the Act include both an extension of the Act's sunset date (to 2023) and an accelerated compliance deadline for the upgrade requirements to the restricted opening of hoistway or passenger elevator doors (now January 1, 2014). The revised Rules reflect historic changes to the Act by, among other things, adopting a new technology performance code (ASME A17.7), clarifying the duties and powers of the Local Administrator, updating Permit and Certificate fees, articulating procedures for the inspection and repair of non-compliant conveyances, and addressing the retention of conveyance-related documents by property owners, licensed conveyance inspection companies, and licensed conveyance contractors. The text of the revised Rules can be found at
Notification to Illinois Licensed Contractors Inspectors and Municipalities [PDF, 365Kb]
Public Act 92-0873, cited as the Elevator Safety and Regulation Act, was approved by the Illinois General Assembly in order to provide for public safety and awareness in relation to conveyances located within the State of Illinois. This Act was amended as of 7/23/09 (Public Act 96-0054) and on 8/11/09 (Public Act 96-0342). This Act was once again amended on 8/11/11 (Public Act 097-0310) to allow certain conveyances located in certain churches, synagogues or other buildings, structures, or places used primarily for religious worship to renew certificates of operation every 3 years (triennial basis) rather than on an annual basis (see Certificates of Operation below). The full text of this and all other legislation can be found on the "Statutes and Rules" page listed below.
The Act requires that the design, construction, operation, inspection, testing, maintenance, alteration, and repair of elevators, dumbwaiters, escalators, moving sidewalks, platform lifts, stairway chairlifts, and automated people conveyances be in accordance with all applicable statutes and rules. As mandated by the Act, no person shall erect, construct, wire, alter, replace, maintain, remove, dismantle, or inspect any conveyance contained within buildings or structures without possessing the proper license.