Elevators, Escalators and Related Equipment Safety and Licensing

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The Elevator Advisory Board is scheduled to meet Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. in the 1st Floor Public Meeting Room (125E) of TDLR's North Campus, located at 1106 Clayton Lane in Austin. When the agenda is available, it will be posted online. The meeting will be broadcast on TDLR's YouTube channel.

New Technology Variances NTV 17-01 and NTV 17-02 have been posted

Notice of Vacancy on Elevator Advisory Board

TDLR announces a vacancy on the Elevator Advisory Board (Board) established by Texas Health and Safety Code, Chapter 754, Sections 754.012 and 754.013. The pertinent rules may be found in 16 Texas Administrative Code ยง74.65. The purpose of the Elevator Advisory Board (Board) is to advise the Texas Commission of Licensing and Regulation (Commission) on the adoption of appropriate standards for the installation, alteration, operation and inspection of equipment; the status of equipment used by the public in this state; sources of information relating to equipment safety; public awareness programs related to elevator safety, including programs for sellers and buyers of single-family dwellings with elevators, chairlifts, or platform lifts; and any other matter considered relevant by the Commission. This announcement is for a public member with a physical disability.

The Board is composed of the following nine members appointed by the presiding officer of the Commission, with the Commission's approval:

(1) a representative of the insurance industry or a certified elevator inspector;
(2) a representative of equipment constructors;
(3) a representative of owners or managers of a building having fewer than six stories and having equipment;
(4) a representative of owners or managers of a building having six stories or more and having equipment;
(5) a representative of independent equipment maintenance companies;
(6) a representative of equipment manufacturers;
(7) a licensed or registered engineer or architect;
(8) a public member; and
(9) a public member with a physical disability.

Members serve at the will of the Commission. Service is voluntary and compensation is not authorized by law.

Interested persons should complete an online application. Applicants can also request a paper application from the Department by telephone (800) 803-9202 or e-mail advisory.boards@tdlr.texas.gov.

Issued in Austin, Texas on October 19, 2016.

Brian Francis
Executive Director
Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation

Changes to the Elevators, Escalators and Related Equipment law.- Senate Bill 1296 passed by the 84th Texas Legislature, amended Health and Safety Code, Chapter 754, relating to nonsubstantive additions to and corrections in enacted codes, to the nonsubstantive codification or disposition of various laws omitted from enacted codes, and to conforming codifications enacted by the 83rd Legislature to other Acts of that Legislature. Senate Bill 1296 and the changes to Chapter 754 became effective September 1, 2015. TDLR encourages all persons interested in the elevators, escalators and related equipment program to review the updated Health and Safety Code, Chapter 754.

Key Safety Benefits of Senate Bill 673

Senate Bill 673 (SB 673), relating to elevators, escalators, and related equipment, was passed during the 83rd Legislative Session and signed by Governor Perry on June 14, 2013. To make sure building owners stay well-informed, we are now spreading the message about the most important upcoming changes affecting building owners as a result of SB 673:

As of JANUARY 1, 2014:

The building owner will be required to send all elevator inspection reports to TDLR within 30 days of the date of inspection. Currently, elevator inspection reports are due 60 days after the date of inspection.
Elevator inspectors will be required to deliver inspection reports to building owners within FIVE (5) calendar days of the inspection. Currently, the inspector has 10 days to deliver the report to the building owner.

Questions? Contact TDLR at 800-803-9202 or email us at cs.elevators.escalators@tdlr.texas.gov.

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As of December 1, 2011, passenger elevators in Texas must meet the safety standard requirements set out in Chapter 754 of the Health and Safety Code. Any passenger elevator without door restrictors or found to have non-working door restrictors after December 1 will immediately be removed from service. The elevator will not be placed back into service until it is inspected and all required safety features are verified by a registered elevator inspector.