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Illinois Inspection Services

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 ILLINOIS PROTOCOL FOR REPORTING INSPECTION RESULTS:

Our Illinois customer are provided with an inspection report from SEI after their inspection is complete. It is the responsibility of the Building Owner to submit this inspection report to the State of Illinois, along with a Certificate of Operation application, which SEI will also provide. We are available to answer any questions and assist you with this process. An invoice for the Certificate of Operation will be sent directly from the State to the Building Owner. These fees are in addition to SEI's or any fees charged by the elevator companies. 

Missouri Inspection Services

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 MISSOURI PROTOCOL FOR REPORTING INSPECTION RESULTS:


​Our Missouri customer are provided with an inspection report from SEI after their inspection is complete. However, SEI then enters the results of the inspection into the Missouri database thereby eliminating the need for our Missouri customers to submit a Certificate of Operation application. An invoice for the Certificate of Operation will be sent directly from the State to the Building Owner. These fees are in addition to SEI's fees or any fees charged by the elevator companies.

Texas Inspection Services

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 TEXAS PROTOCOL FOR REPORTING INSPECTION RESULTS: 

 

For each piece of equipment at the conveyance locations, the building owner must submit a copy of the inspection report that is completely filled out and signed, which certifies that all violations cited by the inspector (if any) have been corrected or are under contract to be corrected. All required fees must be paid as well.  The above items must be sent in no later than the 30th day after the date of inspection.


Consulting and Expert Witness Services Are Offered Nationwide

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We offer services related to the following needs, all across the United States:

  • New Building Design
  • Alteration and Modernization
  • Capital Plan Study
  • Due Diligence
  • Maintenance Evaluations
  • Damage Assessment
  • Accident Investigation
  • Expert Witness / Litigation

We Are Always Looking To Expand - Would You Like to Join Our Team?

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If you are a QEI-Certified Inspector and seeking to provide inspection and/or consulting services for a growing company, please reach out to us. We are always interested in growing our business, whether it be within our current locations or in other areas of the United States.

ILLINOIS INSPECTION PROCESS

The Inspection Process for Illinois Elevators/Escalators/ Lifts and Other Conveyances


How Do I Know When My Conveyance Needs an Inspection?
You may receive a letter from the State of Illinois, alerting you to the need for your upcoming annual inspection, and/or you may receive a reminder call from us. (We encourage you to also mark your calendar a few months prior to your current Operating Certificate Expiration Date.) Once it has come to your attention that your inspection is due, call your elevator maintenance company to schedule your inspection.

How Early Can I Schedule My Inspection? And What Happens If I Don’t Get Inspections?
The State of Illinois recommends that inspections take place three months prior to the Certificate Expiration Date, however, the State of Illinois also prohibits inspections from being completed more than 90 days prior to the Certificate Expiration Date. They also require 1 month to process your paperwork. If an Operating Certificate (see below for more on Operating Certificates) is not able to be processed prior to the Certificate Expiration Date, a $50 fine is imposed by the State. It is our recommendation that your inspections get scheduled between 70 and 90 days prior to the Certificate Expiration Date. This will allow time for us to process your paperwork, allow time for your elevator maintenance company to repair any violations that may result from a failing inspection, and will also allow for the required 1 month time frame required by the State of Illinois to process your paperwork.

The Scheduling and Witnessing Process:
Once you call your elevator maintenance company to tell them your conveyance is due for inspection, they will contact us. Our scheduling team will then coordinate a date that works for you, their mechanic, and us. We will also send you a Work Authorization, which confirms the cost of our services and authorizes us to come to your location to witness your inspection. Superior Elevator Inspections does not perform the work of inspecting your conveyances (with the exception of a few lifts and dumbwaiters). Our inspectors have studied the Elevator Safety Code and have gone through a rigorous testing process to become certified and licensed by the State of Illinois. Their license allows them to WITNESS your elevator maintenance company perform the tests. Our inspectors make certain that everything is properly tested and that your equipment is Code-Compliant and safe.

Operating Certificates:
After successfully passing your inspection, the State of Illinois requires you to obtain an Operating Certificate from them. In Illinois, the Operating Certificate must be displayed in the elevator car. We will send you instructions after your inspection. Please note: States do not issue Operating Certificates until their fee is paid. You cannot receive an Operating Certificate for a failed inspection. The violations must be cleared first; a re-inspection is often required and the violation is then cleared. Some violations can be re-inspected by the inspector alone and others must be re-inspected with the elevator mechanic.
 

Billing:
Because your inspections usually involve work from your elevator maintenance company, elevator inspection company (us) and the State of Missouri, you will usually receive three invoices related to your inspections.
 

Why is it important for you to have your conveyance equipment tested annually?
Public safety is the #1 reason to have your conveyances inspected. As a building owner or agent for an owner, it is your responsibility to ensure that all equipment is operating safely. Tragic events have taken place that we do not wish to have our customers experience. If someone riding or using your equipment is hurt or killed, a current Operating Certificate will be the first thing that all accident investigators and attorneys will want to see. If you have been negligent in your responsibility to provide safe equipment for use by the public, you open yourself up to liability issues that we hope to help you avoid. Finally, State law requires all conveyances to be inspected annually. It is our job to keep everyone safe and to keep you in compliance with State law.

missouri inspection process

The Inspection Process for Missouri Elevators/Escalators/Lifts and Other Conveyances


How Do I Know When My Conveyance Needs an Inspection?
You may receive a letter from the State of Missouri, alerting you to the need for your upcoming annual inspection and/or you may receive a reminder call from us. (We encourage you to also mark your calendar a few months prior to your current Operating Certificate Expiration Date.) Once it has come to your attention that your inspection is due, call your elevator maintenance company to schedule your inspection.
 

How Early Can I Schedule My Inspection? And What Happens If I Don’t Get Inspections?
In Missouri, we can only schedule inspections 30 days before or 30 days after the expiration date. If inspections are missed, make-up inspections are often enforced. This means that the State of Missouri may force you to have us and your elevator maintenance company come out twice, no less than 30 days apart, to get two inspections.
 

The Scheduling and Witnessing Process:
Once you call your elevator maintenance company to tell them your conveyance is due for inspection, they will contact us. Our scheduling team will then coordinate a date that works for you, their mechanic, and us. We will also send you a Work Authorization, which confirms the cost of our services and authorizes us to come to your location to witness your inspection. Superior Elevator Inspections does not perform the work of inspecting your conveyances (with the exception of a few lifts and dumbwaiters). Our inspectors have studied the Elevator Safety Code and have gone through a rigorous testing process to become certified and licensed by the State of Missouri. Their license allows them to WITNESS your elevator maintenance company perform the tests. Our inspectors make certain that everything is properly tested and that your equipment is Code-Compliant and safe.
 

Operating Certificates:
After successfully passing your inspection, the State of Missouri requires you to obtain an Operating Certificate from them. In Missouri, it must be displayed in the machine room or near the equipment. There are different processes for obtaining Operating Certificates from each State (we send you instructions after your inspection). Please note: States do not issue Operating Certificates until their fee is paid. You cannot receive an Operating Certificate for a failed inspection. The violations must be cleared first, a re-inspection is often required and the violation is then cleared. Some violations allow for Self-Certification, whereby the customer can resolve the violation and sign a document from the State, certifying they have taken care of the violations. Other violations can be re-inspected by the inspector alone and still others must be re-inspected with the elevator mechanic.
 

Billing:
Because your inspections usually involve work from your elevator maintenance company, elevator inspection company (us) and the State of Missouri, you will usually receive three invoices related to your inspections.
 

Why is it important for you to have your conveyance equipment tested annually?
Public safety is the #1 reason to have your conveyances inspected. As a building owner or agent for an owner, it is your responsibility to ensure that all equipment is operating safely. Tragic events have taken place that we do not wish to have our customers experience. If someone riding or using your equipment is hurt or killed, a current Operating Certificate will be the first thing that all accident investigators and attorneys will want to see. If you have been negligent in your responsibility to provide safe equipment for use by the public, you open yourself up to liability issues that we hope to help you avoid. Finally, State law requires all conveyances to be inspected annually. It is our job to keep everyone safe and to keep you in compliance with State law.