United States Elevator Code

Tennessee Elevator Code 2024

Regulations & Standards

Find the latest information on Tennessee 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 Tennessee (TN)

Tennessee 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 STennessee 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 Tennessee (TN) currently operates under the 2010 ASME A17.1 and CSA B-44 Code

Tennessee Elevator Code Authority

About Elevator Unit of the Workplace Regulations & Compliance Division
The Elevator Unit inspects every device, such as passenger and freight elevators, escalators, dumbwaiters, moving walks, ski lifts, sky lifts, and aerial trams. Each device is initially inspected for compliance with code, rules, and laws adopted by the State of Tennessee to ensure they are installed properly. These devices are then inspected twice a year for the life of the device.

1. Emergency communication is required to be tested monthly. A phone test log shall be kept on site in a location viewable by the elevator inspector. The log shall contain the date of the test, the person performing the test and whether the test passed or failed.

Tennessee Elevator Code

Department of Labor and Workforce Development

220 French Landing Drive
Nashville, Tennessee 37243

2. Emergency Fire test, Phase 1 and Phase II Fire Service, shall be performed bi-annually. A Fire test log shall be kept on site in a location viewable by the elevator inspector. The log shall contain the date of the test, the person performing the test, and whether the test passed or failed. A failure of any test requires the affected component to be repaired immediately.

3. The owner or his duly authorized agent shall immediately notify the State of Tennessee Elevator Unit of each and every elevator, dumbwaiter, escalator, or other lift accident involving a person requiring the service of a physician, or damage to the elevator, dumbwaiter, escalator, or other lift equipment that impairs the safe
operation of such equipment. The equipment shall be removed from service, shall not be worked on or returned to service prior to an inspection by a State of Tennessee Licensed Elevator Inspector.

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Tennessee 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
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