The elevator must be in compliance with all requirements to be certified for use. Arno elevator inspector will have a checklist of items that includes (but is not limited to) examining/testing the following:
• Car Buffers
• Counterweight Buffers
• Safeties
• Overspeed Governor
• Slack-Rope Devices
• Normal Limits
• Final Limits
• Firefighters’ Emergency Operation.
• Standby Power Operation.
The above items must be periodically checked by Arno elevator maintenance mechanic. As a building manager, you cannot control or monitor the items above. But you can help to insure successful inspections by doing the following:
• Make sure all fire extinguishers are kept in their proper locations and tags are up to date
• The machine room door closer works properly and the door is self-locking.
• The machine room is kept clear of any items not related to the elevator. This must not be used as a storage closet
• Maintain good lighting at all landings
• Phone service for the elevator is kept operational with a dedicated line
• Notify your mechanic if you notice any irregular operation of the elevator, including noises, bumps, door closing differently, inoperable lights, broken buttons.
• Post proper paperwork as required by local code enforcement