Responsibility for operation and maintenance of equipment and for periodic tests.
(1) The person, elevator contractor, or public agency performing conveyance work is responsible for operation and maintenance of the conveyance until the department has issued an operating permit for the conveyance, except during the period when a limited operating permit in accordance with RCW 70.87.090(2) is in effect, and is also responsible for all tests of a new, relocated, or altered conveyance until the department has issued an operating permit for the conveyance.
(2) The owner or his or her duly appointed agent shall be responsible for the safe operation and proper maintenance of the conveyance after the department has issued the operating permit and also during the period of effectiveness of any limited operating permit in accordance with RCW 70.87.090(2). The owner shall be responsible for all periodic tests required by the department.
[2003 c 143 § 13; 1983 c 123 § 6; 1963 c 26 § 6.]
| Part headings and captions not law -- Effective date -- 2003 c 143: See notes following RCW 70.87.020.|