DBPR’s new Online Services now allows elevator owners to file accident reports directly from their online account. In addition, elevator owners and registered elevator companies can maintain their service maintenance contract information using the “Maintain Relations” feature. This will be particularly useful as the Bureau of Elevator Safety updates its contract information this year as it relates to two-stop inspection exemptions. Just go to Online Services above to create and maintain your accounts.
The Bureau of Elevator Safety’s new rule on citations for unlicensed activity became effective on January 10, 2012. Rule 61C-5.023, Florida Administrative Code, allows the bureau to issue citations and stop work orders for performing work or operating an elevator without the proper permit or license, including expired certificates of operation and temporary operating permits. Chapter 2010-110, Laws of Florida, authorized the bureau to issue citations for unlicensed activity. Contact the division at DHR.Rules@myfloridalicense.com with questions about the citation process.
As of July 1, 2010, elevators in certain condominiums and multi-family apartment buildings will have until June 30, 2015, to comply with Fire Fighters Service Phase II requirements. More information on this exemption is available in Industry Bulletin 2010-02. The new law, Chapter 2010-110, Laws of Florida, also extends the time owners have to correct violations from 30 days to 90 days, gives the division right of entry to perform its duties, allows the division to issue citations for unlicensed activity, and creates new violations subject to penalty. Additionally, certified elevator inspectors will be required to respond to requests for information from the division regarding inspection reports.
The division updated the form to accommodate longer serial numbers. The three-part form now provides space for six digits for the serial number. Inspectors should use a leading zero when entering serial numbers less than six digits in length.
Effective July 1, 2009, and for all serial numbers greater than 97463, a sump pump must be provided for new installations with Firefighter’s Emergency Operation to comply with ASME A17.1 design criteria. The division is providing additional information with the approved Permit to Install. Contact us for more information.