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Elevator Safety: Who is Responsible for What?

  1. Equipment manufacturers must install elevators and escalators that meet the strictest safety requirements.

  2. Building architects and designers must design the envelope in which these machines sit, meeting all of the fire safety, seismic, environmental and structural conditions needed for a safe system.

  3. Maintenance service providers must perform the monthly and/or yearly safety tests and inspections, and follow the Maintenance Contract.

  4. Building personnel must keep elevator cars and lobbies free of debris or other hazards.

  5. State, municipal or third-party inspectors provide an unbiased perspective, making sure the equipment is in safe operating condition and that the MCP is in order and being adhered to.

  6. Finally, the building owner has the ultimate responsibility to see that all of these players are performing their jobs properly and that the equipment is safe for its riders.

Elevator safety and maintenance is a team effort. A comprehensive, connected field service management software can help contractors, inspectors, and building owners keep their elevators moving and their riders safe.

Contact FIELDBOSS for more information.

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