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Maryland Elevator Safety Law, References, and Publications - Elevator and Escalator Safety - Safety Inspections

 

State law requires that the owner re-register their elevator units with the Commissioner annually. The annual re-registration will coincide with the periodic annual inspection. The Safety Inspection Unit will send notice alerting the owner that the periodic annual inspection and re-registration is due. It is the owner's responsibility to ensure that the elevator unit is re-registered and the periodic annual inspection is performed. Failure to do so is a violation of the law and subject to penalty.

Inspections are conducted in accordance with the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Safety Code for Elevators and Escalators, Safety Code for Platform Lifts and Stairway Chairlifts and the American National Standard (ANSI) Safety Code for Personnel Hoists and Employee Elevators for Construction and Demolition Operations. Safety codes become effective on the date adopted by the Commissioner.

  • ASME A17.1 2013 Adopted 4/21/2014
  • ASME A17.2 2010 Adopted 7/8/13
  • ASME A18.1 2011 Adopted 3/4/2013
  • ANSI A10.4 1990 Adopted 7/15/1996

State law also requires specific size requirements to accommodate a 6'8" rescue litter. Elevator units installed in privately owned single family residential dwellings or a building or structure under Federal control or regulation are exempt.

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