2015 Arkansas Code
Title 20 - Public Health And Welfare
Subtitle 2 - Health And Safety
Chapter 24 - Elevators, Dumbwaiters, and Escalators
§ 20-24-108 - Licenses required -- Qualifications.

AR Code § 20-24-108 (2015) What's This?

(a) (1) The inspections of conveyances required by this chapter shall be made by an elevator inspector licensed by the Elevator Safety Board.

(2) To be eligible for a license to inspect conveyances, the applicant or licensee shall:

(A) Have experience in designing, installing, maintaining, or inspecting conveyances to the extent established by regulation of the board;

(B) Successfully pass a written examination approved by the board;

(C) (i) Submit with his or her application for a license or renewal of a license proof of an insurance policy:

(a) Issued by an insurance company authorized to do business in Arkansas; and

(b) Providing general liability coverage for at least one million dollars ($1,000,000) for injury or death of a person and five hundred thousand dollars ($500,000) for property damage.

(ii) The provision for liability insurance required by subdivision (a)(2)(C)(i) of this section shall not apply to elevator inspectors employed by the Department of Labor; and

(D) (i) Have no financial interest in any business or operation which manufactures, installs, repairs, modifies, or services conveyances.

(ii) This qualification does not prohibit an employee of an insurance company insuring conveyances from obtaining a license as an elevator inspector.

(b) (1) (A) Unless working under the direct supervision of a licensed elevator contractor, no person shall:

(i) Erect, construct, alter, replace, maintain, remove, or dismantle any conveyance contained within a building or structure without an elevator mechanic license; or

(ii) Wire any conveyance from the mainline feeder terminals on the controller without an elevator mechanic license.

(B) A licensed elevator mechanic is not required for removing or dismantling a conveyance:

(i) Destroyed as the result of the complete demolition of a secured building or structure; or

(ii) When the demolition to the hoistway or wellway prevents access without endangerment.

(2) To be eligible for an elevator mechanic license, the applicant or licensee shall:

(A) Have three (3) years of verifiable work experience in constructing, maintaining, servicing, and repairing conveyances to the extent established by regulation of the board; and

(B) Successfully pass a written examination approved by the board.

(c) (1) Except as provided in subsections (a) and (b) of this section, no person other than an elevator contractor may install, construct, alter, service, repair, test, maintain, or perform electrical work on a conveyance.

(2) To be eligible for an elevator contractor license, the applicant or licensee shall:

(A) Have in his or her employment a properly licensed elevator mechanic; and

(B) Submit with his or her application for a license or renewal of a license proof of an insurance policy:

(i) Issued by an insurance company authorized to do business in Arkansas; and

(ii) Providing general liability coverage for at least one million dollars ($1,000,000) for injury or death of a person and five hundred thousand dollars ($500,000) for property damage.

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