2015 Arkansas Code
Title 20 - Public Health And Welfare
Subtitle 2 - Health And Safety
Chapter 24 - Elevators, Dumbwaiters, and Escalators
§ 20-24-115 - New construction, relocation, or alteration.

AR Code § 20-24-115 (2015) What's This?

(a) (1) On and after the effective date of rules and regulations adopted by the Elevator Safety Board under § 20-24-107(a) and (b), detailed plans and specifications of the elevator, dumbwaiter, or escalator to be thereafter installed, relocated, or altered shall be submitted by the contractor, or in the absence of an installing contractor, by a person or the owner, to the Department of Labor. An application for a construction or alteration permit on forms to be furnished or approved by the department shall be submitted at the same time.

(2) Repairs or replacements normally necessary for maintenance may be made on existing installations with parts equivalent in material, strength, and design to those replaced. No plans or specifications or applications need be filed for the repairs or replacements.

(b) All companies, owners, lessees, or persons engaged in this type of work within the State of Arkansas shall be approved and registered by the department.

(c) Failure to comply with subsection (a) or subsection (b) of this section subjects all to a penalty as described in § 20-24-103(a).

(d) A construction permit shall be issued by the department or its authorized representative to the installing contractor or, in his or her absence, the owner, for every new elevator, dumbwaiter, or escalator installation or alteration before the installation thereof is started. The department or its authorized representative shall issue the permit if the plans and specifications required under subsection (a) of this section indicate compliance with the applicable rules and regulations adopted by the board under § 20-24-107(a) and (b).

(e) Any person who installs an elevator, dumbwaiter, or escalator which does not meet the specifications of this chapter shall be liable for all expenses necessary to bring the elevator, dumbwaiter, or escalator into compliance with this chapter.

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