Industrial property owners should be vigilant when it comes to designing, maintaining and complying with vertical transportation codes. Industrial vertical transportation equipment tend to carry heavy volumes that create a need weight allowance studies, safety inspections, and accident assessment. These studies can result in reduced risk and create a more efficient transportation system for your industrial facility.
Elevators, freight elevators, escalators, or wheel chair lifts need regular maintenance, risk assessment and inspections to avoid downtime, malfunctions and for safety purposes. When time is of the essence and unforeseen malfunctions occur, Liberty Elevator Experts can help get you back on track.
Our OSHA trained vertical transportation inspectors can safely work with all necessary personal protection equipment, are American Welding Society and CPR certified, have full background checks and security clearance, and come fully equipped with all the tools they’ll need to service your needs.
Liberty performs all State required inspections of all vertical transportation devices – freight elevators, escalators, material lifts, and wheel chair lifts in accordance with ASME A17.1 standards. Elevator inspections are imperative for the safety of workers.
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. Industrial properties with high volumes 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, chair lifts suffer wear and tear and, when not properly maintained, create disastrous risk factors easily avoided.
In addition to regular maintenance, industrial vertical transportation equipment 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