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Periodic Audit

Periodic audits consist of analyzing the complete operational process of the vertical transportation system. Audits address four (4) major areas of concern;

1.  Present overall condition of equipment/systems. Consideration is with age, reliability, efficiency and safe operation.

2.  Present overall pedestrian/employee usage of the equipment. Consideration is with the way and how the elevators are used and/or operated.

3.  Present preventive maintenance program. Consideration is with frequency, technical approach and repair technique. Frequency of preventive maintenance is dictated by usage and demands imposed on the VTS. Technical approach is the way and how the VTS is maintained to provide for maximum safety and reliability. This addresses routine and systematic housekeeping, lubrication, scheduled tasks and parts replacement. Repair technique addresses the level of replacement, repair and adjustments, made to defective mechanical and/or electrical components.

4.  Present disaster plan. Consideration is with personnel designated to react when elevators are under emergency conditions. Owners are required to provide a written procedure for the emergency evacuation of passengers from stalled elevators, when waiting for elevator personnel is impractical.

Provisions include:

A.  On-site pictorial audit of the existing elevator equipment and equipment components to determine operating performance based on engineering practices common to the vertical transportation industry.

B.  Elevator performance meter will be used to measure speed and forces felt during elevator movement. A stopwatch is used for door operational times.

C.  A comprehensive report will be prepared; the report will include a current listing of the operating performance for each elevator and a narrative, which summarizes the audit and tests conducted, identifies conditions found to exist. Provide recommendations as to what actions should be implemented to correct deficiencies and/or conditions identified.

Audits are conducted in accordance with the latest editions of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, ASME A17.1, ASME A17.2, ASME A17.3 and the AHJ (Authority Having Jurisdiction).

Electric Checklist Form

Hydraulic Checklist Form



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