South Carolina Elevator Code 2024
Regulations & Standards
Find the latest information on South Carolina 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 South Carolina (SC)
South Carolina 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 South Carolina 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 South Carolina (SC) currently operates under the 2019 ASME A17.1 and CSA B-44 Code
South Carolina Elevator Code Authority
The Office of Elevators and Amusement Rides administers the S.C. Elevator Code and Regulations, the Amusement Rides Safety Code and Regulations, and the S.C. Bungee Safety Code. Special inspectors -licensed by LLR and nationally certified- handle all annual inspections of these devices. LLR does random audits of amusement rides and elevators after they are inspected by special inspectors so that there are two sets of eyes looking at them. LLR state inspectors inspect all new elevators and existing elevators that have been altered.
Scheduling of annual elevator inspections is the responsibility of elevator owners, which includes contacting the Special Inspectors for Elevators.
Scheduling of annual amusement ride inspections is the responsibility of amusement ride owners, which includes contacting the Inspectors for Amusement Rides.
South Carolina Elevator Code Authority
Synergy Business Park; Kingstree Building
110 Centerview Dr.
Columbia, South Carolina 29210
Elevator Cellular Phone Lines
How to eliminate the cost of traditional elevator phone lines and save 35% or more. Our cellular elevator phone lines conform to ASME, ADA, and IBC codes, encompassing all requirements of the South Carolina elevator code.
South Carolina also follows IBC 2021, which includes additional requirements for new elevator installations
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 it’s advisable to consult your local South Carolina 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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South Carolina 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
MyLinkLine will only install elevator telephones that meet code requirements. We also comply with ADA, ASME, ANSI and IBC codes in addition to all State and Local requirements if applicable. Volume pricing available.
Elevator Phone Monitoring Service
Our dispatch center has been delivering professional service for over twenty years. Our staff has extensive technical and interpersonal training to assist in emergency and non-emergency situations.
Lifetime Product Warranty
If any part of your elevator telephone(s) or elevator cellular landline fails at any time during your lifetime due to a defect in material or workmanship, we will repair or, at our option, replace the defective device at our cost***