Elevator Inspection Services

State and local laws require annual elevator and escalator inspections to ensure their safe and proper working order. Insparisk provides the following Elevator, Escalator, and Conveyance equipment inspections:

Periodic PVT Semi-Annual

State law requires Periodic Inspections for all elevators, even if they have gotten a CAT1 inspection within the same year.

3rd Party Witnessing

State law requires CAT 1 Elevator testing annually, as well as more in-depth CAT 5 testing every 5 years.

Inspection Basics

While you might be accustomed to code inspections from a city building inspector, the city requires escalator and elevator inspections from private agencies. The Department of Buildings does contract with private inspection agencies but building owners cannot use these agencies by appointment.

The law requires the building owner to hire a private elevator inspection agency to conduct the yearly escalator inspection. You must make an appointment with the private inspector in advance. They must have a valid license to conduct the work.

Inspection Situations

You need the inspection conducted on new construction, renovations and existing escalators. You also need an inspection if you received a notice of violation and have completed the work to bring the escalator up to code.

Documenting Your Successful Inspection

Your inspector will provide documentation for you to provide the Department of Buildings. While you can submit it in person or via postal mail, if you want a quick way to do things, you may upload it using the DOB NOW: Safety portal. To submit online, first register for the service.

Events That May Warrant an Elevator Inspection

An elevator typically needs to be inspected at least once a year to comply with existing law. However, it may not be a bad idea to have an elevator inspection more frequently than that to ensure that no one gets hurt while using it. Let’s take a look at some good reasons to have an elevator looked at even if there is no obligation to do so.