Texas Elevator Code 2024
Regulations & Standards
Find the latest information on Texas 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 Texas (TX)
Texas 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 Texas 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 Texas (TX) currently operates under the 2016 ASME A17.1 and CSA B-44 Code
Texas Elevator Code Authority
Authorities having jurisdiction are those government officials who are the final authority on questions in a particular area (or jurisdiction).
The State of Texas TX Department of Licensing and Regulation Elevator Inspection Section oversees all elevators in the State. The Texas Commission of Licensing and Regulation adopted amendments and a new rule to existing rules regarding the Elevators, Escalators, and Related Equipment program (16 Texas Administrative Code, Chapter 74). The adopted rule chapter will be made available upon its effective date of February 15, 2016. (excerpt from state website)
Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation
Regulation Elevators Program
P.O. Box 12157
Austin, Texas 78711
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 Texas elevator code.
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Texas 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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