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
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.
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.
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