Elevator Code, Law, Safety
and Regulations | 2024
Find the latest information on elevator codes, laws, and safety standards. Our directories are updated monthly and include website links to help you quickly find your elevator code and authority for your state
Elevator safety codes impose a responsibility on building owners and property managers to adhere to specific requirements within elevators, ensuring the safety of all occupants. Failure to comply with these codes can result in penalties and potential legal action. While the particulars of elevator safety codes may differ at the state and local levels, three primary codes govern elevator safety: the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), the International Building Code (IBC), and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
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Americans with Disabilities
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) mandates unrestricted and equal access to services for individuals with disabilities.
International Building Code
The International Building Code (IBC) establishes precautions against hazards associated with constructed environments. It addresses the design and installation of innovative materials that meet or surpass goals for public health and safety.
American Society of Mechanical Engineers
Playing a pivotal role in the development of codes and standards, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) caters to a broad engineering community.
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