Division of Elevator Safety
NOTIFICATION OF NEW ELEVATOR SAFETY ADMINISTRATIVE RULES, EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 1, 2012
On October 1, 2012, 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 http://www.ilga.gov/commission/jcar/admincode/041/04101000sections.html
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.
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.
The Division of Elevator Safety is responsible for implementing the Elevator Safety and Regulation Act through registration, inspection, certification, and licensing.
For more information about the program,
Office of the Illinois State Fire Marshal
Division of Elevator Safety
James R. Thompson Center
100 West Randolph Street, Suite 4-600
Chicago, IL 60601
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The Elevator Safety Division is responsible for implementing the Elevator Safety and Regulation Act through the registration, inspection, and certification of conveyances, and the licensing of contractors, mechanics, inspectors, inspection companies and apprentices. The Division assures that conveyances are correctly and safely installed and operated within the State of Illinois outside the City of Chicago by regulating the design, installation, construction, operation, inspection, testing, maintenance, alteration and repair of elevators, dumbwaiters, escalators, moving sidewalks, platform lifts, stairway lifts and automated people movers in accordance with all applicable statutes and rules.