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Semi-Annual Inspection



The State of New Jersey adopted regulations eliminating performance of Routine (six-month) inspections by the New Jersey’s licensed elevator inspectors.  Under the change, checklists of maintenance performed according to the applicable six-month inspection section of ASME A17.1 shall be maintained by the building owner, and the owner shall make such records available to the authority having jurisdiction.

(a)This subchapter of the rules, adopted pursuant to the authority of the Uniform Construction Code Act, as supplemented by P.L. 1997, c.336, is entitled "Optional Elevator Inspection Program" and shall be known and cited throughout this chapter as N.J.A.C. 5:23-12A. When referred to in this subchapter, it may be cited as "this subchapter." (b)Unless otherwise specifically provided, all references to paragraphs, sections, or to provisions not specifically identified, shall be construed to refer to such paragraph or section or provision of this subchapter. (c)This subchapter shall control all matters relating to the administration of the registration of qualified elevator device inspection firms, hereinafter referred to as "qualified firms," qualified elevator device inspectors and the elevator devices enrolled in this optional program, as defined in (d) below. (d)For purposes of this subchapter, "elevator" or "elevator device" means a hoisting and lowering device equipped with a car or platform which moves in guides for the transportation of individuals or freight in a substantially vertical direction through successive floors or levels of a building or structure. The term shall include, without limitation, elevators, dumbwaiters, wheelchair lifts, manlifts, stairway chairlifts and any device within the scope of ASME A17.1 (Safety Code for Elevators and Escalators) or ASME A90.1 (Safety Standard for Belt Manlifts), except escalators and moving walks. 1.This definition shall not apply to any conveyor devices that are process equipment.

New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (NJ 5:23 - 12A)

Please note: correction of any unsatisfactory conditions found will be the responsibility of the contractor / owner to correct these items will need to be addressed within one hundred and twenty (120) days from the date of the test.

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