State safety inspection is a multipurpose activity. For a new device, the inspection serves to ensure that the device meets the Elevator Safety Orders that are being enforced at that time. It also verifies that the equipment installed complies with the design parameters. If the conveyance is new or altered, the certified installing company must generate the request.
An inspection is to be made when required by the California Code of Regulations, Title 8, Division 1, Chapter 4, Subchapter 6, Elevator Safety Orders (ESO).
Currently, an inspection is required:
When a device is first installed as new before it can be released for public use. When any alteration/modernization work is performed as outlined in the ESO; Annually and five year testing
Re-inspections of the devices covered by these regulations shall be as prescribed in Labor Code section 7304 which requires all elevators to be inspected at least once each year, but permits up to a two-year period if an elevator is in a safe condition for operation and is subject to a full maintenance service contract. A certified inspector as defined in section 3003 may do such re-inspections.
c. Monthly Life Safety System
This is vital, not only for state compliance, but for the protection of property and persons. Pursuant to state code in item 6.1 operation of elevators under fire and other emergency conditions states: All elevators provided with firefighters service, check that the monthly testing be performed to ensure proper phase 1, and phase 2 operation. We provide this service for customers in quarterly contracts and to our customers as part of service and maintenance.