If an inspector finds requirements that need to be corrected on your conveyance, you will receive a Preliminary Order (PO) from the California Department of Industrial Relations district office. The address and phone number of that office are listed on the PO. You can call that office to verify correctness. Once the repairs and corrections have been made you must send the required written notice of corrections to the specified district office. If your elevator service company has stated that they will contact the Division with this written documentation, please note that the responsibility for this written notification of compliance of all requirements is yours, and do not rely on any other agreement. Some of the requirements are building-related and the elevator company does not clear them.
If the district office does not receive written notification that the requirements have been corrected within 30 days, an Order To Correct Unsafe Conditions Or To Show Cause will be mailed to you indicating that you have 30 days to provide written proof that you have complied with the Preliminary Order or Show Cause why you need an extension. If written compliance is not received within 30 days and an extension is not granted, an Order Prohibiting Use will be issued and the conveyance will be shut down for non-compliance. An additional fee of $675 will be assessed for this.
Four Reasons an Elevator/Conveyance Might Be Shut Down
- Imminent Hazard — if an imminent (unsafe) hazard is found during an inspection, the conveyance will be immediately shut down for safety reasons until the hazard is corrected.
- Non-compliance — if you receive a Preliminary Order after an inspection and do not comply with the requirements within the specified time period the conveyance will be shut down.
- Non-payment — if you do not pay the invoice in a timely manner or do not pay the penalties associated with non-payment the conveyance will be shut down.
- Illegal device — if upon inspection, the Division finds that you are operating an illegal device not covered by the Elevator Safety Orders, the unit will be shut down.
Safety is our number one priority when completing Corrections of State Elevator Preliminary Order.
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