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WAC 296-96-05290

Periodic tests.

A five-year test of the material lift car and counterweight safety devices shall be conducted, and the test shall be administered under the following conditions:
(1) Qualified people will conduct the test. A qualified person is either:
(a) An elevator mechanic licensed in the appropriate category for the conveyance being tested;
(b) The representative of a firm that manufactured the particular material lift, and who holds a current temporary mechanic's license in this state;
(c) The representative of a firm that manufactured the particular material lift who is working under the direct supervision of an elevator mechanic licensed in the appropriate category for the conveyance being tested.
(2) The car safety devices shall be tested while the car is carrying a 100 percent rated load and the counterweight is at no load.
(3) A report of the test results shall be retained on-site for review by elevator personnel.
[Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.87 RCW. WSR 18-18-070, § 296-96-05290, filed 8/31/18, effective 10/1/18. 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, § 296-96-05290, 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, § 296-96-05290, filed 12/22/00, effective 1/22/01.]
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