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Inspection and Testing to Ensure the Highest Level of Safety

QEI Certified Elevator Inspections


An inspector shall have documented training and at least 1 year of experience performing inspections and performing or witnessing tests. Verifiable evidence of training and experience shall be documented with the application for certification to QEI Services LLC. An inspector shall also verify that he or she meets the qualifications and duties of inspectors.


Qualification & Duties of Inspectors


(a) knowledge of personal safety practices including, but not limited to, the safety practices contained in the Safety Handbook necessary to perform the following:
(1) acceptance inspections of new construction
(2) routine and periodic inspections of existing equipment

(3) inspections of equipment in hazardous environments where applicable


(b) familiarity with industry terminology, including the following:

(1) terms defined and used in the National Electrical Code
(2) administrative terminology used by the jurisdictional authority

(c) ability to read architectural and installation drawings, including hoistway and machine room layouts

(d) working knowledge of electrical, electronic, and circuit construction principles, including but
not limited to
(1) voltage, currents, and resistance
(2) series and parallel circuits
(3) grounding
(4) ability to read circuit diagrams

(e) knowledge of the purpose and function of safety devices in the following locations:
(1) machine rooms and machinery spaces
(2) hoistways
(3) on the cars
(4) pits
(5) escalators, moving walks, and other related equipment

(f) working knowledge of mechanical principles as applied to structures, machines, mechanisms,
and the effect of traction on ropes and sheaves

(g) working knowledge of hydraulic principles as applied to the operation of valves, pumps,
plungers, piping, and buffers

(h) working knowledge of the various types of equipment; their code requirements, uses, and
limitations; local regulations, and any special problems.

(1) classifications of usage
(a) passenger elevators
(b) freight elevators (Classes A, B, C1, C2 and C3) I private residence elevators
(d) sidewalk elevators
(e) special purpose personnel elevators
(f) inclined elevators
(g) material lifts and dumbwaiters with automatic transfer devices
(h) dumbwaiters
(i) elevators used for construction

(2) classifications of driving means
(a) traction
(b) winding drum I hydraulic (direct-plunger hydraulic, electro-hydraulic, maintained-pressure hydraulic, and roped hydraulic)
(d) screw machine
(e) rack and pinion
(f) hand
(g) belt and chain drives

(3) escalators and moving walks

(4) inclined and vertical wheelchair lifts and stairway chairlifts
(i) working knowledge of the functions and operation of elevator systems, including machines,
motors, governors, and other machine room equipment; controllers; position devices; door operator systems; hoistway systems; safety system testing and functions; pit equipment escalators; moving walks; electrical devices; and hydraulics
(j) working knowledge of inspection and testing procedures and awareness of published interpretations of those procedures
(k) working knowledge of applicable building, fire, electrical and accessibility codes
(l) demonstrated ability to perform the duties specified
(m) working knowledge of the requirements
(n) awareness and interpretations to the extent that it is specified
(o) working knowledge of the various types of equipment; functions and operations; their code requirements, uses, and limitations; and any special problems or applications and local regulations

The duties of an inspector include the following:
(a) making acceptance inspections and witnessing tests to determine whether all parts of the installation conform to the requirements of the applicable code or regulations and whether the required safety devices function as required therein.

(b) making routine or periodic inspections and witnessing tests of existing installations to determine that the equipment is in apparent safe operating condition, has not been altered except in conformity to the applicable code or regulations, and performs in accordance with test requirements.

(c) reporting the results of the inspection and testing in accordance with the appropriate administrative procedures and the following:

(2) The report shall be signed by the certified inspector, and shall include his or her certification number and certifying agency.

(3) All code deficiencies noted in the report shall include a reference to the applicable code and rule number(s).


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