The Florida Legislature passed the Maxwell Erik “Max” Grablin Act, which provides specific safety requirements for newly installed elevators in private residences. The new law creates section 399.031, F.S., and specifies clearance requirements for hoistway doors and edges, pressure tolerances for doors and gates, and requires a device on the underside of the platform that will stop downward travel.
UPDATE: Kone has advised the bureau that they are contacting all known owners of Kone E5000 escalators. Contact your local Kone office or service provider with questions about inspecting for and repairing this potential problem.
The division has amended Rule 61C-5.023, F.A.C., effective June 17, 2015. The revised rule allows a citation to be issued to anyone acting as an elevator company without being registered with the division.
As of May 26, 2015, petitioners for a Petition for Variance for a new elevator installation will need to apply for a permit before the division will issue an order granting the variance. The division will notify you that the variance will be approved and provide the variance number to include on the permit application.
Starting August 26, 2014, continuing education (CE) course instructors can obtain CE credit on an hour for hour basis each year for the first presentation of a specific approved continuing education course or a portion thereof by signing the attendance sign-in sheet as an attendee of the course taught.