Louisiana Elevator Code 2024
Regulations & Standards
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Louisiana Elevator Code imposes 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 the Louisiana Elevator Code 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).
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) mandates unrestricted and equal access to services for individuals with disabilities.
The International Building Code (IBC) establishes precautions against hazards associated with constructed environments.
The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) plays a pivotal role in the development of codes and standards.
The State of Louisiana (LA) currently operates under the 2019 ASME A17.1 and CSA B-44 Code
Louisiana Elevator Code Authority (LA)
R.S. 40:1582: ELEVATOR EMERGENCY ACCESS
R.S. 40:1582, Emergency Elevator Access, requires, for all buildings in the State of Louisiana that meet the following requirements,
- each building in this state which is six or more stories in height, and was constructed or substantially renovated after January 1st, 2009,
- each existing in this state which is six or more stories in height,
- each building in this state, except for one- and two-family dwellings, which are five or fewer stories in height in which a new elevator is installed after January 1, 2013,
that all of the keys for elevators that allow public access, including but not limited to service and freight elevators, shall be keyed so as to allow all elevators to operate in fire emergency situations with one master elevator key.
The Louisiana State Fire Marshal’s Office
8181 Independence Blvd.
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70806
DOCUMENTATION & FILES
The Louisiana Legislature passed Act 749 during the Regular Session of 2008 and Act 367 of the 2010 Regular Session regarding emergency elevator access. R. S. 40:1582 requires:
For each building in this state which is six or more stories in height, including but not limited to hotels and condominiums, which is constructed or substantially renovated after January 1, 2009, all of the keys for elevators that allow public access, including but not limited to service and freight elevators, shall be keyed so as to allow all elevators to operate in fire emergency situations with one master elevator key.
Each existing building in this state which is six or more stories in height shall comply with Subsection A of this Section before January 1, 2012. Each building in this state, except for one- and two-family dwellings, which is five or fewer stories in height in which a new elevator is installed after January 1, 2013, shall comply with Subsection A of this Section.
The Office of State Fire Marshal has promulgated rules for implementation of this law which identifies measures that will assure that each existing building subject to the law can be retrofitted to comply
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Louisiana Elevator Code
Elevator Phone Requirements ASME A17.1 & IBC**
- Two-way communication between elevator and authorized personnel
- On-site communications if over 60 ft of travel
- Communication between the elevator if elevator has remote machine room
- Answer by live authorized personnel – no automated answering
- Communication capability for onsite emergency personnel
- On-site monitoring if staffed 24/7 by authorized personnel
- Location identification on demand to authorized personnel
- Location identification without voice communication
- Hands-free devices only and telephone handsets are not allowed
- Phone automatlly answers when calling into elevator
- Automatic redirect if no answer onsite
- Monitoring the status of local telephone lines and issuing local alerts
**Louisiana elevator code authority also follows IBC 2018, which incorporates extra requirements for new elevators/construction projects
If your elevator travels over 60 feet. A two-way communication system will be installed in the elevator that provides both visible text and audible modes per code requirements. If you’re modernizing the elevator to ensure it complies with current codes, it’s advisable to consult your local Louisiana elevator code authority for guidance on the applicable regulations.
- Two-way message display in the elevator cab for hearing and/or speech impaired
- A method for authorized personnel to access video footage of passengers from any location within the cabin
- A mechanism triggered by emergency personnel to modify the cabin message, signaling that assistance has arrived on-site
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