The State of West Virginia has announced the adoption of the 2013 edition of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) A17.1 Safety Code for Elevators and Escalators, as well as the 2014 editions of ASME A17.2 Guide for Inspection of Elevators, Escalators, and Moving Walks, and ASME A18.1 Safety Standard for Platform Lifts and Stairway Chairlifts. These changes became effective May 1, 2016. The new rules apply to new installations of elevator equipment. Existing elevator equipment must meet the requirements of the code under which it was installed.
View the announcement here.
The West Virginia Division of Labor assumed jurisdiction over elevator safety in the state in 1995. Prior to 2004, inspections were handled by state inspectors hired by the division. Currently, however, inspections are conducted by approved 3rd party inspectors. The West Virginia Safety Section of the Division of Labor continues to provide oversight and information.
Landmark Elevator Serves West Virginia
Landmark Elevator, Inc. has been providing service in the state of West Virginia for fifteen years. We regularly service areas in the Eastern Panhandle region including Berkeley Springs, Martinsburg, Shepherdstown, Harpers Ferry, and Charles Town. Our crews have installed new elevators in other parts of the state, as well.
Our staff is ready 24 hours a day to provide you with the quickest response possible in the event that your elevator needs immediate attention. An experienced and trained technician will arrive ready to assist you with passenger extraction and situational assessment, as well as minor and major repairs. This service is only a phone call away for anyone who needs it, not just contract customers. We also offer this service at a reduced rate for senior citizens with residential equipment in their homes.