Commercial property owners should be vigilant when it comes to designing, maintaining and complying with vertical transportation codes. Public spaces, such as malls, department stores tend to have high traffic volumes that create a need for vertical transportation traffic studies, safety inspections, and accident assessment. These studies can result in reduced risk and create a more efficient transportation system for your facility.
Elevators, freight elevators, escalators, or wheel chair lifts need regular maintenance, risk assessment and inspections to avoid downtime, malfunctions and for safety purposes.
Liberty performs all State required inspections of all vertical transportation devices – elevators, escalators, material lifts, and wheel chair lifts in accordance with ASME A17.1 standards. Elevator inspections are imperative for the safety of the public.
All vertical devices need inspections performed in the appropriate intervals. These intervals vary from state to state. Expired certificates and fire-safety cards may expose your business to additional risks.
Elevators that have broken alarm buttons, dirty pits, non-working phone or backup battery systems are a liability, no matter the industry. Commercial properties with high traffic can cause more wear and tear which creates hazards that increase with poorly maintained mechanical equipment.
Vertical transportation units, like all mechanical devices, need regular maintenance & safety inspections to reduce risks of dangerous breakdowns. Elevators, escalators, wheelchair lifts suffer wear and tear and, when not properly maintained, create disastrous risk factors easily avoided.
In addition to regular maintenance, executive buildings should use a NAIC certified inspector in order to receive higher quality inspections, which can create a hazard assessment analysis to reduce liability. Liberty Elevator Experts’ team of consultants is properly trained** inspectors with valid background checks and security clearance.
Known Elevator Safety Issues:
- Faulty backup battery systems
- Defective hardware (can prevent doors from closing)
- Broken alarms
- Broken door-open buttons
- Overdue weight and fire-extinguisher tests
- Missing emergency-rescue, fire-service and machine-room keys (Cards and keys are important for accessing malfunctioning equipment and evacuating or rescuing passengers who might get trapped inside the lift.)
- Expired inspection certificates
- Expired or missing fire-safety cards
**the national QEI certification is with the National Association of Elevator Safety Authorities (NAESA)