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2010 Edition, June 1, 2010

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Standard for the Qualification of Elevator Inspectors

Includes all amendments and changes through Change/Amendment , June 1, 2010

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Product Details:

  • Revision: 2010 Edition, June 1, 2010
  • Published Date: June 1, 2010
  • Status: Historical
  • Document Language: English
  • Published By: ASME International (ASME)
  • Page Count: 36
  • ANSI Approved: Yes
  • DoD Adopted: No

Description / Abstract:

Inspectors and Inspection Supervisors

This Standard includes requirements for the qualification, duties, and responsibilities of inspectors and inspection supervisors engaged in the inspection and testing of

(a) hoisting and lowering mechanisms, equipped with a car or platform, that move between two or more landings. This equipment includes, but is not limited to, the following:

(1) elevators (ASME A17.1/CSA B44) and, in Canadian jurisdictions, special purpose personnel elevators (CSA B311)

(2) platform and stairway chairlifts (ASME A18.1 or CSA B355)

(b) power-driven stairways and walkways for carrying persons between landings. This equipment includes, but is not limited to, the following:

(1) escalators (ASME A17.1/CSA B44)

(2) moving walks (ASME A17.1/CSA B44)

(c) hoisting and lowering mechanisms equipped with a car that serves two or more landings and is restricted to the carrying of material by its limited size or limited access to the car. This equipment includes, but is not limited to, the following:

(1) dumbwaiters (ASME A17.1/CSA B44)

(2) material lifts and dumbwaiters with automatic transfer devices (ASME A17.1/CSA B44)

(d) hoists and elevators (ANSI/ASSE A10.4 or CSA Z185) that are

(1) not an integral part of buildings

(2) installed inside or outside buildings or structures during construction, alteration, or demolition operations

(3) used to raise and lower workers and other personnel connected with or related to the structure

NOTE: Nonmandatory Appendix B also includes recommended qualifications and duties of inspector trainees.


This Standard includes requirements for accreditation of organizations that certify inspectors and inspection supervisors.


ASME A17.1/CSA B44, requirements and require inspectors and inspection supervisors to be certified by an organization accredited by ASME in accordance with the requirements contained in this Standard.

Covered Inspections

This Standard applies to any person who is making an inspection to determine compliance with the requirements of ASME A17.1/CSA B44, ASME A17.3, CSA-B44.1/ASME A17.5, ASME A18.1 or CSA B355, and ANSI/ASSE A10.4 or CSA Z185. It applies to persons typically employed by, but is not limited to, the following:

(a) jurisdictional authorities.

(b) independent inspection agencies and elevator consultants.

(c) insurers of the equipment.

(d) manufacturers, installers, and maintainers of the equipment.

(e) building owners and managers.

(f) testing laboratories performing field inspections and tests.

Exempt Inspections

This Standard does not cover personnel engaged in engineering and type testing as covered in Section 8.3 of ASME A17.1/CSA B44, Section 8 of ASME A18.1 or Appendix A of CSA B355, and CSA-B44.1/ASME A17.5, including inspection by laboratories in association with these tests.