Filing Deadline for 2012 Category 1 Elevator Inspections Extended
The Department of Buildings announced that the deadline to file 2012 Category 1 Elevator Inspection and Affirmation of Correction Reports has been extended to Dec. 31, 2013. This extension applies to reports for unsatisfactory Category 1 inspections for the calendar year 2012 inspection cycle.
The Category 1 test is a basic test owners must conduct on their devices annually, though these annual tests need not include a load test. Category 1 tests must be performed by an approved elevator inspection agency and witnessed by an approved agency not affiliated with the agency performing the inspection. In addition to annual inspections, owners must have an inspection every three or five years, depending on the type of device. The Three-Year Test (Category 3) is performed on water hydraulic elevators only. And the Five-Year Test (Category 5) is a full load inspection test conducted on elevators every five years.