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Elevator and Escalator Safety News Articles

Continuing Education Requirements

HB 1560, the Sunset legislation for the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation, repealed Health and Safety Code §754.0174 from the Elevators / Escalators Safety statute, and transferred authority regarding the continuing education requirements to TDLR’s enabling statute, Chapter 51 of the Texas Occupations Code. Please note that no changes were made, and Elevator Contractor… Read More about Continuing Education Requirements

Expiration of Temporary Suspension of Expedited Plan Review Fees for Equipment Located in Imelda-Affected Counties

In the wake of Tropical Storm Imelda in September 2019, TDLR began offering expedited alteration plan reviews without the usual expedited fees. Thanks to coordinated efforts between Texas building owners and TDLR-licensed Elevator Contractors, we were able to help ease the burden and ensure damaged or submerged equipment could be quickly assessed by a TDLR-licensed… Read More about Expiration of Temporary Suspension of Expedited Plan Review Fees for Equipment Located in Imelda-Affected Counties

Inspector Image Portal No Longer Available

Effective November 11, 2019, elevator, escalator and boiler inspectors and members of the public may access elevator, escalator, and boiler inspection reports and related documents using the search feature on the TDLR website.The Inspector Image Portal is no longer available. If you are unable to locate a document, please submit a request for that document to… Read More about Inspector Image Portal No Longer Available

Safety Alert – Required Maintenance for Elevator Drum Brakes

The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR) issues this safety alert to all building owners and elevator contractors regarding the need for routine elevator maintenance, particularly for elevators with drum brakes. The maintenance schedule for drum brakes is different from the maintenance schedule for more modern disc brakes. Failure to test, inspect, lubricate, or… Read More about Safety Alert – Required Maintenance for Elevator Drum Brakes