Frequently Asked Questions 

Who is responsible to issue a current certificate of operations? 

In Pennsylvania the Department of Labor and Industry, Elevator Division is responsible for issuing new certificate of operation.  You may call all your requests to 717-787-3806 option #2 or you can email elevators@pa.gov. 

Are elevators and escalators required to be inspected?

Yes! In Pennsylvania in order for the certificate of operation to remain enforce/renewed, all elevators, escalators, moving walks, wheelchair lifts and dumbwaiters must be inspected by a certified QEI inspector and all periodic tests must be witnessed by a certified QEI inspector at proper intervals.

In Pennsylvania upon completion of an inspection or witnessing a periodic test, all reports are sent to the Department of Labor and Industry, Elevator Division and the customer receives a copy of the same report. 

We adhere to the Pennsylvania Unified Construction Code with the adopted ASME A17.1-2000" with A17.1a-2002".

Additional information may be found at:

http://www.pacode.com/secure/data/034/chapter405/chap405toc.html 

  

 

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