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WAC 296-96-00910

Elevator mechanic license categories.

The following are the licensing categories for qualified elevator mechanics or temporary elevator mechanics:
(1) Category (01): A general elevator mechanic license encompasses the installation, alteration, maintenance, inspection, relocation, decommission, removal, and repair of all types of elevators and other conveyances in any location covered under chapter 70.87 RCW and this chapter.
(2) Category (02): This license is limited to the installation, alteration, maintenance, inspection, relocation, decommission, removal, and repair of the following commercial and residential conveyances:
(a) Residential conveyances:
(i) Wheelchair lifts*;
(ii) Dumbwaiters;
(iii) Incline chairlifts*; and
(iv) Residential elevators.
*License is not required to remove these.
(b) Commercial conveyances:
(i) Wheelchair lifts;
(ii) Dumbwaiters;
(iii) Incline chairlifts; and
(iv) LULA elevators.
(3) Category (03): This license is limited to the installation, alteration, maintenance, inspection, relocation, decommission, removal, and repair of the following conveyances in industrial sites and grain terminals:
(a) Electric and hand powered manlifts;
(b) Special purpose elevators; and
(c) Belt manlifts.
(4) Category (04): This license is limited to the installation, alteration, maintenance, inspection, relocation, decommission, removal, and repair of the following conveyances:
(a) Temporary personnel hoists;
(b) Temporary material hoists; and
(c) Special purpose elevators.
(5) Category (05): This license is limited to the installation, alteration, maintenance, inspection, relocation, decommission, removal, and repair of material lifts.
(6) Category (06):
(a) This license is limited to the installation, alteration, maintenance, inspection, relocation, decommission, and repair of the following conveyances:
(i) Residential wheelchair lifts;
(ii) Residential dumbwaiters; and
(iii) Residential incline chairlifts.
(b) Work experience on conveyances in (a)(i), (ii), and (iii) of this subsection may not be all inclusively applied toward the category (02) license requirements.
Note:
Maintenance work performed by the owner or at the direction of the owner is exempted from licensing requirements if the owner resides in the residence at which the conveyance is located and the conveyance is not accessible to the public. Such exempt work does not count toward work experience for licensure.
(7) Category (07): This license is limited to the installation, alteration, maintenance, inspection, relocation, decommission, and repair of residential inclined elevators.
Note:
Maintenance work performed by the owner or at the direction of the owner is exempted from licensing requirements if the owner resides in the residence at which the conveyance is located and the conveyance is not accessible to the public. Such exempt work does not count toward work experience for licensure.
(8) Category (08): This license is limited to maintenance and nonalteration repair and replacement of all conveyances and is further limited to employees of public agencies to obtain and maintain the license. This work should not count towards other licenses.
(9) Category (09): A temporary license is limited to the installation, alteration, maintenance, inspection, relocation, decommission, removal, and repair of conveyances in the category for which the license is sought. The license shall be issued pursuant to the conditions of RCW 70.87.250.
(10) Category (10): An emergency license is limited to the installation, alteration, maintenance, inspection, relocation, decommission, removal, and repair of conveyances by elevator mechanics that are certified by an elevator contractor to have an acceptable combination of documented experience and education to perform elevator work without direct and immediate supervision and is further limited for use during a state of emergency.
[Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.87 RCW. WSR 18-18-068, § 296-96-00910, filed 8/31/18, effective 10/1/18; WSR 13-24-066, § 296-96-00910, filed 11/27/13, effective 1/1/14; WSR 07-24-041, § 296-96-00910, 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, § 296-96-00910, filed 5/28/04, effective 6/30/04.]
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