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34 Pa. Code § 405.7. Periodic inspections.

§ 405.7. Periodic inspections.

 (a)  A construction code official of the Department or a third-party agency shall conduct periodic inspections and document compliance with the Uniform Construction Code at intervals that do not exceed 6 months for the following equipment:

   (1)  Electric elevator.

   (2)  Hydraulic elevator.

   (3)  Escalator.

   (4)  Belt man-lift.

   (5)  Lumber elevator.

   (6)  Moving walk.

   (7)  Orchestra elevator.

   (8)  Organ elevator.

   (9)  Limited use/limited application elevator.

   (10)  Special purpose personnel elevator.

   (11)  Stage elevator.

   (12)  Power sidewalk elevator.

   (13)  Elevators used for construction.

   (14)  Inclined elevator.

   (15)  Rooftop elevator.

 (b)  A construction code official shall perform periodic inspections of all other lifting devices at intervals that do not exceed 12 months. A construction code official shall inspect a lifting device that is used on a seasonal basis before the beginning of the season of operation.

 (c)  A construction code official who performed a periodic inspection shall complete an inspection report containing all of the following information:

   (1)  The inspection results.

   (2)  The day, month and year of the inspection.

   (3)  The beginning and conclusion times of the inspection.

   (4)  The construction code official’s certification number.

   (5)  The construction code official’s signature. An electronic signature may be used.

 (d)  A construction code official who performed a periodic inspection shall insure that the following information is completed on the certificate of operation:

   (1)  The day, month and year of inspection.

   (2)  The construction code official’s certification number.

   (3)  The construction code official’s signature.

 (e)  A construction code official shall submit the results of routine inspections to the Department within 15 days of the inspection in a format acceptable to the Department.

 (f)  A construction code official shall notify the Department if a lifting device failed a periodic inspection within 1 business day from the inspection.

Cross References

   This section cited in 34 Pa. Code §  401.2 (relating to Department fees); 34 Pa. Code §  405.1 (relating to scope); and 34 Pa. Code §  405.6 (relatiing to certificate of operation).



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