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.
As of January 1, 2014, the bureau began accepting the updated Elevator Inspection Report that is based on the ASME A17.2 Checklist. The updated form provides a simpler, user-friendly code reference for violations cited and removes the complexity of the suffixes. When citing a violation, the inspector fills in the equipment type (prefix), the 3-digit code and provides written detail in the comments section for each violation and an ASME A17 code reference, as required by Requirement 2-2 of the QEI-1 Standard.
The new form includes important changes to the numeric code list on the reverse side of Page 3, or the ‘pink copy’. Inspectors should use the following codes when filling out the inspection form:
- Code 100 is for violations that do not fit in any other category on the form.
- Codes 101 – 699 codes are basically unchanged.
- Codes 700 – 799 now cover Escalators and Moving Walks (items).
- Codes 800 – 899 now cover MRLs.
- Codes 900 – 998 now cover Accessibility Lifts.
- Code 999 is reserved for DBPR use only.
Elevator owners may now submit service maintenance contract verifications on a standardized form that includes all information necessary for the exemption from the annual inspection requirement. Although the new form, DBPR Form HR 5023-060, is optional, all written verifications must include the information collected on that form. A copy of a bill statement for a service maintenance contract does not qualify you for the exemption. Verifications may also be submitted through the department’s website.
To qualify for the exemption, you must notify the bureau of your service maintenance contract each year. Service maintenance contract holders may submit the notification upon the elevator owner’s request.