What is a Five Year Elevator Load Test?

The Five Year Elevator Load Test is required by the State in order to ensure that your elevator can lift its rated load at its rated speed. These tests also ensure the integrity of the hydraulic system, including the cylinder, oil line, and valve and tank unit. Northern Elevator can complete these five year hydraulic load tests, along with numerous other elevator repairs often required by the State, during the same day, saving you both time and money.

Five year elevator load tests and inspections for commercial elevators in the San Francisco Bay Area and Berkeley Area.

California’s Department of Industrial Relations, Division of Occupational Safety and Health, Elevator, Ride and Tramway Unit requires that Five Year Elevator Load Tests be conducted to confirm proper hydraulic elevator performance and ensure the public safety. Compliance is required by the date shown on the Preliminary Order.

For information regarding compliance with Elevator Safety Orders 3071(j) and hydraulic elevator load tests, visit: https://www.dir.ca.gov/dosh/elevator.html