2015 Arkansas Code
Title 20 - Public Health And Welfare
Subtitle 2 - Health And Safety
Chapter 24 - Elevators, Dumbwaiters, and Escalators
§ 20-24-106 - Elevator Safety Board -- Powers and duties.

AR Code § 20-24-106 (2015) What's This?

(a) It shall be the duty of the Elevator Safety Board to license elevator inspectors, elevator mechanics, and elevator contractors as provided in this chapter and to revoke or suspend any such license for cause.

(b) The board shall have the power and it shall be its duty to consult with engineering authorities and organizations studying and developing standard safety codes, including that of the American National Safety Institute/American Society of Mechanical Engineers, and determine what rules and regulations governing the qualifications, training, and duties of elevator operators and the operation, maintenance, construction, alteration, and installation of elevators, dumbwaiters, and escalators and the inspection and tests of new and existing installations are adequate, reasonable, and necessary to provide for the safety of life, limb, and property and to protect the public welfare.

(c) Upon the determination, the board shall make, amend, or repeal from time to time rules and regulations as follows:

(1) Rules and regulations for the maintenance, inspection, tests, and operation of all elevators and escalators;

(2) Rules and regulations for the construction of new elevators, dumbwaiters, and escalators;

(3) Rules and regulations for the alteration of existing elevators, dumbwaiters, and escalators;

(4) Rules and regulations prescribing minimum safety requirements for all existing elevators, dumbwaiters, and escalators; and

(5) Rules and regulations prescribing the fees for construction permits, operating permits, acceptance inspections, initial inspections, and periodic inspections for new and existing elevators, escalators, and dumbwaiters.

(d) The board shall also have the power in any particular case to grant exceptions and variations which shall only be granted when it is clearly evident that they are necessary in order to prevent undue hardship or when the existing conditions prevent compliance with the literal requirements of the rules and regulations. In no case shall any exception or variation be granted unless, in the opinion of the board, reasonable safety will be secured thereby.

(e) It shall also be the duty of the board to hear and decide any appeals from the orders or acts of the Department of Labor or its authorized representative as provided in ยง 20-24-119.

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