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34 Pa. Code § 405.8. Periodic testing.

§ 405.8. Periodic testing.

 (a)  The following periodic testing under ‘‘ASME A17.1-2000’’ with ‘‘A17.1a-2002’’ addenda is required. A construction code official shall witness all of the testing:

   (1)  Category One under section 8.11.2.2 at 5-year intervals.

   (2)  Category Five under section 8.11.2.3 at 5-year intervals.

   (3)  Category One under section 8.11.3.2 at 3-year intervals. Periodic inspection and testing shall be phased in over a 3-year period as follows:

     (i)   Elevators installed before 1973 shall receive periodic inspection and testing on or before April 9, 2005.

     (ii)   Elevators installed between 1973 and 1992 shall receive periodic inspection by April 9, 2006.

     (iii)   Elevators installed after 1992 shall receive periodic inspection and testing by April 9, 2007.

   (4)  Category Three under section 8.11.3.3 at 5-year intervals.

   (5)  Category Five under section 8.11.3.4 at 5-year intervals.

   (6)  Category One under section 8.11.4.2 at 3-year intervals.

   (7)  Other equipment under section 8.11.5 at 5-year intervals as follows:

     (i)   Sidewalk elevators under section 8.11.5.1.

     (ii)   Hand elevators under section 8.11.5.3.

     (iii)   Dumbwaiters under section 8.11.5.4.

     (iv)   Special purpose personnel elevators under section 8.11.5.6.

     (v)   Inclined elevators under section 8.11.5.7.

     (vi)   Screw column elevators under section 8.11.5.9.

     (vii)   Rooftop elevators under section 8.11.5.10.

     (viii)   Rack and pinion elevators under section 8.11.5.11.

     (ix)   Limited use and limited application elevators under section 8.11.5.12.

     (x)   Elevators used for construction under section 8.11.5.13.

 (b)  A construction code official shall witness each test enumerated in this section.

 (c)  Inspection and testing under ‘‘ASME A.18.1-1999’’ with ‘‘A18.1a-2001’’ addenda are required at the following intervals:

   (1)  Testing under section 10.3.1 shall be conducted at 5-year intervals.

   (2)  Testing under section 10.3.2 shall be conducted at 5-year intervals.

   (3)  Testing under section 10.3.3 shall be conducted at 5-year intervals.

 (d)  A lumber elevator equipped with platform safety devices shall be tested with rated load at intervals that may not exceed 5 years.

 (e)  Stage, orchestra and organ lifts equipped with a platform safety device shall be tested with rated loads at intervals that may not exceed 5 years.

 (f)  Vertical reciprocating conveyers with a platform safety device shall be tested at intervals that do not exceed 5 years.

 (g)  A construction code official shall complete a test report after the official witnesses a periodic test in a format acceptable to the Department. The construction code official shall submit the report to the Department within 15 days of witnessing the tests. All of the following information is required in the report:

   (1)  The test results.

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

   (3)  The beginning and concluding times of the test.

   (4)  The construction code official’s signature. The construction code official may use an electronic signature.

 (h)  A metal tag shall be permanently attached on an elevator that successfully passes the test under this section in accordance with all of the following:

   (1)  The metal tag shall be furnished by the company that performed the testing.

   (2)  The metal tag shall be attached to the elevator safety-releasing carrier for safety tests or to the controller for all other tests.

   (3)  The tag shall contain all of the following:

     (i)   The day, month and year of the test.

     (ii)   The name of the company that performed the test.

     (iii)   The type of test performed.

Cross References

   This section cited in 34 Pa. Code §  405.1 (relating to scope).



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