2015 Arkansas Code
Title 20 - Public Health And Welfare
Subtitle 2 - Health And Safety
Chapter 24 - Elevators, Dumbwaiters, and Escalators
§ 20-24-112 - Testing and inspection required.
(a) All new and existing elevators, dumbwaiters, and escalators, except dormant elevators, dumbwaiters, and escalators, shall be tested and inspected in accordance with the following schedule:
(1) Initial Inspection and Test of New or Altered Installations. Every new or altered elevator, dumbwaiter, and escalator shall be inspected and tested in conformity with the applicable rules and regulations adopted by the Elevator Safety Board before the operating permit required by § 20-24-116 is issued. The inspections shall be made by a licensed elevator inspector in the employ of the Department of Labor or its authorized representative;
(2) Initial Inspection of Existing Elevators, Dumbwaiters, and Escalators. The owner or lessee of every existing passenger elevator or escalator shall cause it to be inspected within three (3) months, and the owner or lessee of every existing freight elevator and dumbwaiter shall cause it to be inspected within six (6) months after the effective date of the rules and regulations adopted by the board under § 20-24-107(a) and (b), except that the department or its authorized representative, at its discretion, may extend the time specified in this subdivision (a)(2) for making inspections; and
(3) Periodic Inspections of All Elevators, Dumbwaiters, and Escalators. The owner or lessee shall cause an inspection of every power passenger elevator and escalator to be made periodically every sixth calendar month, of every power freight elevator every twelfth calendar month, and of every dumbwaiter and elevator driven by manual power every twelfth calendar month, following the month in which the initial inspection required by subdivisions (a)(1) and (2) of this section has been made. However, any such inspection may be made during the month following the calendar month during which the inspection is due.
(b) (1) The inspections required by subdivisions (a)(2) and (3) of this section shall be made only by elevator inspectors who have been licensed in accordance with §§ 20-24-108 and 20-24-109. However, the elevator inspectors shall not be required to make any tests.
(2) Tests required by the rules and regulations to be made by the owner, the lessee, or the authorized agent of either shall be made by a person qualified to perform such a service in the presence of a licensed elevator inspector in the employ of the department or its authorized representative.
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