States which have adopted an elevator safety program, require building owners and/or managers to have their conveyances inspected on at least an annual basis. If you are located in a state that does not require inspections, you are not relieved of the responsibility to provide a safe conveyance. Although it is not being policed in your state, the A17.1 Safety Code for Elevators and Escalators does require an annual safety test. This fact is significant, as failure to maintain a current safety inspection exposes you to extreme liability in the event of an incident, accident, injury or death. We can work with you to minimize your exposure and liability, thereby potentially saving you time, money and emotional upset involved in addressing the legal consequences that could result in facing such an event. We would like to provide you some peace of mind.
SEI can inspect conveyances that are located in states not enforcing an elevator safety code. By doing this, you can prove that you have done everything in your power to prevent an accident. You may then qualify for lower insurance rates through your carrier by having a safety program in place for your conveyances.
Through our partnership with your elevator contractor, we are able to work in the middle, coordinating all of the resources needed to complete and maintain your certifications. This includes updating the state database of the Authority Having Jurisdiction, when we are allowed to do so, or providing you with the instructions and forms necessary to complete the process on your own, when we are not allowed to do so. Our involvement varies from state to state, as different protocols are required by each governing authority.