Elevator Safety

It is said by many that “the elevator industry has its ups and downs”. Hopefully, uneventful ups and downs. In its 2003 regular session, the State Legislature added Alabama to the growing list of states requiring an elevator safety inspection program to help assure just that.

The legislation (Act No. 2003-349) mandates all elevators other than those located in industrial facilities that are not accessed by the general public, be inspected annually and that inspections be made on elevators under construction to make sure they are properly installed and maintained. In addition to overseeing safety inspections, the Department is also required to keep accident reports and license persons who are engaged in construction, repair and dismantling of elevators.

Governor Bob Riley appointed the 10-member board required under the act December 24, 2003. The board is composed of professionals in elevator manufacturing, design and repair as well as representatives of building managers, the public and the physically handicapped. Its chairman is Arthur W. Steber, president of Bagby Elevator Company in Birmingham.
Quick Links
Alabama Elevator Safety Review Board
Licensed Elevator Inspectors
Rules & Regulations
Permitting and Inspection Requirements for Elevator/Conveyance Cab Refurbishing
Elevator Statute
Administrative Procedures for Licensed Inspectors (currently under revision)
Contacts
Forms