8. October 2010 11:46
Passenger and freight elevators are powered by either electricity or a hydraulic pump. Because they are used to transport people, elevators must be strictly maintained and in working order. An elevator maintenance checklist should be comprehensive and cover the elevator car, the operational machinery and the cabling system. The main drive system should have its components checked for wear and lubrication, and the safety gear should also be checked. It is incredibly important to check the ropes that suspend the elevator for wear, or signs of breaking, as well as the backup safety ropes and the emergency braking system. The hydraulics should also be checked and oiled regularly so that the elevator runs smoothly.
One of the first items to inspect on an elevator maintenance checklist is the doors. The doors should open and close smoothly and with appropriate force. The second part of the elevator maintenance checklist should focus on the machine room. It is important that there is appropriate access to the room and that no equipment interferes with adequate headroom in the area.
The mechanical equipment on the top of the car must be inspected, including the wiring and pipes. The emergency doors in the hoist way must also be tested. The pit should be inspected for proper access, lighting and clearance.
7. July 2010 03:20
There are two types of elevator inspections. First, there are those inspections that are done by the DOB itself- or more likely, by contractors engaged by the DOB. One can notice framed documents inside elevators stating ‘inspected by – —-‘ along with the date are the results of such inspections. The second type of inspection can be the building’s own licensed agency or elevator contractor.
Escalator and maintenance specification states that elevators should be inspected five times in three years by the city and private agencies. In addition, under the current code, it is mentioned that elevators are required to have no-load safety test every two years, and a full load test every five years.
An inspection involves a detailed look at the entire elevator—the shaft, the motor room, the cab and the doors on every floor. The inspection period varies on the basis of elevator maintenance services policies and lift maintenance contract. There are few dealing in multi maintenance contracts, inspects elevators every six months- checking the contracts and relays, making sure everything is working properly and lubricating the parts. They are bounded by the contract wherein he takes proper care and responsibility of the elevator maintenance.