§ 405.6. Certificate of operation.
(a) An elevator or lifting device may not be operated unless the Department issues a certificate of operation for the elevator or other lifting device. The Department will issue a certificate of operation for the elevator or other lifting device if it passes inspection.
(b) A certificate of operation is valid for 24 months from the issue date for equipment that requires a 6-month periodic inspection under § 405.7 (relating to periodic inspections). A certificate of operation is valid for 48 months from the issue date for equipment requiring a 12-month periodic inspection cycle under § 405.7.
(c) A certificate of operation may remain valid for an additional 30 days after its expiration date if a periodic inspection is conducted within 30 days of the certificates expiration date. A certificate of operation is not valid until the Department collects the required fee under § 401.2 (relating to Department fees).
(d) The certificate of operation or a copy of the certificate of operation for equipment with a machine room shall be posted in the elevator car or other lifting device enclosure, or attached to the controller in the machine room. The certificate of operation for escalators, moving walks and other equipment without a machine room shall be made available to a construction code official during a periodic inspection.
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