Massachusetts Elevator Code 2024
Regulations & Standards
Find the latest information on Massachusetts Elevator Code, laws, and safety standards. Our directories are updated monthly and include website links to help you quickly find the elevator codes and regulations for the state of Massachusetts (MA)
Massachusetts elevator 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 the Massachusetts 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 Massachusetts (MA) currently operates under the 2013 ASME A17.1 and CSA B-44 Code
Massachusetts Elevator Code Authority
The Office of Public Safety and Inspections (OPSI) serves the building construction and design, recreational tramway and amusement industries, and a host of other construction-related communities.
The OPSI mission is to promote safety in design, construction, installation, inspection, operation, repair and alteration of elevators, buildings, amusement and tramway devices and includes oversight of Massachusetts Building Code 780 CMR.
The Public Safety and Inspections office also oversees safe ingress and egress in all new and existing buildings for persons with physical disabilities through inspections, licensing, compliance, and regulation writing. OPSI licenses, certifies, registers or approves individuals in a wide variety of areas and approves continuing education programs for licensees.
Office of Public Safety and Inspections
Elevator Cellular Phone Lines
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Massachusetts Elevator Code
Elevator Phone Requirements ASME A17.1
- 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
Emergency Elevator Phones
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Elevator Phone Monitoring Service
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