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ASME QEI-1-2018

Standard for the Qualification of Elevator Inspectors

This Standard includes requirements for the qualification, duties, and responsibilities of inspectors and inspector supervisors engaged in the inspection and testing of  (a) hoisting and lowering mechanisms, equipped with a car or platform, that move between two or more landings.This equipment includes, but is not limited to, the following: (1) elevators (ASME A17.1/CSA B44) and, in Canadian jurisdictions, special-purpose personnel elevators (CSA B311) (2) platform and stairway chairlifts (ASME A18.1 or CSA B355)  (b) power-driven stairways and walkways for carrying persons between landings. This equipment includes, but is not limited to, the following: (1) escalators (ASME A17.1/CSA B44) (2) moving walks (ASME A17.1/CSA B44)  (c) hoisting and lowering mechanisms equipped with a car that serves two or more landings and is restricted to the carrying of material by its limited size or limited access to the car. This equipment includes, but is not limited to, the following: (1) dumbwaiters (ASME A17.1/CSA B44) (2) material lifts and dumbwaiters with automatic transfer devices (ASME A17.1/CSA B44)  (d) hoists and elevators (ANSI/ASSE A10.4 or CSA Z185) that are (1) not an integral part of buildings (2) installed inside or outside buildings or structures during construction, alteration, or demolition operations (3) used to raise and lower workers and other personnel connected with or related to the structure  NOTE: Nonmandatory Appendix B also includes recommended qualifications and duties of inspector trainees.


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