The owner or the owner's agent must ensure that her/his conveyances are inspected and tested on a periodic annual basis by a person qualified to perform such services. All conveyances must be tested to the applicable code(s) by an elevator mechanic licensed in the appropriate category for the conveyance being tested. (See appendix N in ASME A17.1.)
(1) For annual testing of electric, hydraulic, and roped hydraulic elevators, a log indicating the date of testing with all pertinent data included must be posted in the machine room. The log must be completed by the qualified person performing the test.
(a) A log indicating the date of testing with all pertinent data included must be posted in the machine room. The log must be completed by the licensed elevator mechanic performing the test.
(b) It is the responsibility of the owner or the owner's representative to install an updated log sheet in the machine room; the outdated log shall remain posted in the machine room.
(2) Required for firefighters' service portion of the log. It is the owner's responsibility to test firefighters' service operation of Phase I and Phase II key switches quarterly and annually perform the smoke detector test.
The fire service key switch(es) and smoke detector testing may be performed and logged by the building owner.
(3) For five-year testing:
(a) A full-load safety test must be performed with weights on all conveyances except hydraulic elevators.
(b) For roped hydraulic elevators a static load test with the full load on the car must also be performed.
(c) For tests administered under this subsection:
(i) A safety tag with the date and company conducting the test must be permanently attached to the governor, safeties, and the rupture valves with a wire and seal.
(A) For vertical platform lifts and stair chairs the tag must be located at the disconnecting means.
(B) Separate safety tags must be used to distinguish the no-load annual safety test and the five-year full load test.
(ii) Documentation must be submitted to the department on the approved state form.
(d) Qualified people will conduct the test. A qualified person is either:
(i) An elevator mechanic licensed in the appropriate category for the conveyance being tested;
(ii) The representative of a firm that manufactured the particular conveyance, and who holds a current temporary mechanic's license in this state; or
(iii) The representative of a firm that manufactured the particular conveyance who is working under the direct supervision of an elevator mechanic licensed in the appropriate category for the conveyance being tested.
Escalators shall be tested and cleaned annually. Upon completion of this work, the appropriate form indicating that the work was done must be submitted to the department.
(4) All other conveyances requiring annual testing must have tags indicating the date and the name of the company who performed the test. When the required location for mounting the tag is not readily accessible, the tag may be mounted on the main line disconnect.
[Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.87
RCW. WSR 08-23-085, § 296-96-23610, filed 11/18/08, effective 12/19/08; WSR 07-24-041, § 296-96-23610, filed 11/30/07, effective 1/1/08. Statutory Authority: RCW 70.87.020
, 70.87.030, 70.87.034, 70.87.120, 70.87.185, 70.87.190, 2002 c 98, 2003 c 143 and 2004 c 66. WSR 04-12-047, § 296-96-23610, filed 5/28/04, effective 6/30/04. Statutory Authority: RCW 70.87.020
, 70.87.030, 70.87.034, 70.87.120, 70.87.185 and chapter 70.87
RCW. WSR 01-02-026, § 296-96-23610, filed 12/22/00, effective 1/22/01.]