Just as with many things, the standards for the testing of elevators vary from state to state. If you have an elevator on your property, it is important to make sure your company is in compliance. Failure to do so leaves your business open to warnings, fines, and even expensive lawsuits. The easiest way to remain in compliance is to partner with a company that knows the rules and regulations of elevator testing in Michigan. However, it is still a good idea for someone in your company to become familiar with the basics.
The Michigan Code
In Michigan, the Elevator Division is the agency responsible for the administration and enforcement of the Michigan Elevator Code. The agency is responsible for the following:
- Conducts elevator inspections for new installations and alterations
- Performs annual safety inspections
- Investigates elevator accidents and violations of the code
- Assures proper permits have been issued
- Plays a role in licensing
The agency also plays a vital part in educating builders, engineers, and property owners about elevator safety. It publishes a variety of publications related to elevator matters.
The Role of a Contractor
A professional elevator contractor will perform all the testing and inspections required by the State of Michigan. The contractor will be your guide to the Michigan Elevator Code and advise you when work is required. While the contractor is engaged in testing and inspections, they can also manage any corrections necessary to keep the elevator in good working condition. The company will also take care of all of the necessary paperwork and submit documentation of repairs and inspections to the state agency. This way, you will not need to worry about being in compliance.
To learn more about how your company can stay in compliance, contact Elevator Service Inc. We are based in Michigan and offer a full range of elevator services including repairs, testing, maintenance, and modernization. Call 616-229-0207 or send us an email today!