13 NCAC 15 .0302 RESPONSIBILITY
Responsibility for the installation, alteration, operation, maintenance, and reporting of accidents for elevators, dumbwaiters, escalators, moving walks, personnel hoists, and special equipment shall be as follows:
(1) The equipment manufacturer shall be responsible for designing and manufacturing equipment in compliance with the applicable code.
(2) The person or firm installing or altering elevators, dumbwaiters, escalators, moving walks, personnel hoists, and special equipment shall be responsible for obtaining all permits and approvals. He shall be responsible for the safe operation of equipment during the installation until a certificate of operation has been issued and for conducting all tests required by these rules.
(3) The owner, his duly appointed agent, or the lessee shall be responsible for the safe operation and proper maintenance of elevators, dumbwaiters, escalators, moving walks, personnel hoists, and special equipment after the installation has been approved and a certificate has been issued. He shall be responsible for conducting all periodic or maintenance tests required by these rules.
(4) The owner shall also be responsible for having elevators in closed buildings inspected by North Carolina Department of Labor inspectors. The owner or agent shall contact the Elevator and Amusement Device Division to arrange a convenient time for inspection. Elevators not inspected shall be considered as being removed from service.
History Note: Authority G.S. 95‑110.5;
Eff. August 1, 1987;
Amended Eff. May 1, 1992;
Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. January 5, 2016.