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  2. The American Society of Mechanical Engineers A N M E R I C A N A T I O N A L T A N D A R D A N S STANDARD FOR THE QUALIFICATION OF ELEVATOR INSPECTORS ASME QEI-1-2001 (Revision of ASME QEI-1-1997) COPYRIGHT American Society of Mechanical Engineers Licensed by Information Handling Services
  3. Date of Issuance: February 23, 2001 The 2001 edition of this Standard is being issued with an automatic addenda subscription service. The use of an addenda allows revisions made in response to public review comments or committee actions to be published on a regular basis; revisions published in addenda will become effective 6 months after the Date of Issuance of the addenda. The next edition of this Standard is scheduled for publication in 2004. ASME issues written replies to inquiries concerning interpretations of technical aspects of this Standard. The interpretations will be included with the above addenda service. ASME is the registered trademark of The AmericanSociety of Mechanical Engineers. This code or standard was developed under procedures accredited meeting thecriteria for as American National Standards. The Standards Committee that approved the code or standard was balanced to assure that individuals from competent and concerned interests have had an opportunity toparticipate. The proposed code or standard made availablefor public review was and comment that provides an opportunity for additional public input fromindustry, academia, regulatory agencies, and the public-at-large. ASME does not "approve," "rate," or "endorse" any item, construction, proprietary device, or activity. ASME does not take any position with respect to the validity of any patent rights asserted in connection with any items mentioned in this document, does not undertake o insure anyone and t utilizing astandard against liabilityfor infringementof any applicable letterspatent, nor assume any such liability. Users of a code or standard are expressly advised that determination of the validity of any such patent rights, and the risk of infringement of such rights, is entirely their own responsibility. Participation byfederal agency representative(s) or person(s) affiliated with industryis not to be interpreted as government or industry endorsement of this code or standard. ASME accepts responsibility for only those interpretations of this document issued in accordance with the established ASME procedures and policies, which precludes the issuance of interpretations by individuals. No part of this document may be reproduced in any form, in an electronic retrieval system or otherwise, without the prior written permission of the publisher. The American Society of Mechanical Engineers Three Park Avenue, New York, NY 10016-5990 Copyright Q 2001 by THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERS All Rights Reserved Printed in U.S.A. COPYRIGHT American Society of Mechanical Engineers Licensed by Information Handling Services
  4. Participants fromtheNationalAssociation of ElevatorSafety Authorities, theNational Elevator Industries, Inc., the American Insurance Association, and the Alliance of American Insurers met in early 1981 to discuss the recent trend among state and municipal governments to relyon private inspection agencies and self-inspection by elevator companies to perform inspections that hadtraditionally been done by thejurisdictional authorities. One of the prime concerns of thegroupwasto develop a means for ensuringthatthequality of the inspections remained at a high level. The group determined that addressing the qualifications of the persons performing the inspections is an importantpart of achieving thisgoal. The Ameritan Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) hadbeen activelyinvolved in elevator safety through the sponsorship of the Al7 Elevator and Escalator Committee, and was asked to participate in the group's discussions. ASME expressed an interest in this project and established an ad hoc committee consisting of members of the above organizations to develop a scope andguidelines for the establishment of a standards-writingcommittee. On November 12, 1981, theASME Council on Codes and Standards respondedtothis request, and approved the formation of the ASME Committee on the Qualification of Elevator Inspectors (QEI Committee) to develop anAmericanNational Standard. The goal established for theQEI Committee is to provide for thepublichealth, safety, and welfare by supplementing existing standards in thisfield.ASMEA17.1,SafetyCode for Elevators and Escalators, covers design, construction. operation, inspection, testing, maintenance, alteration, and repair. ASME A17.2, for Guide Inspection of Elevators, Escalators,and Moving Walks, supplements the SafetyCode by providing guidelines for the inspection and testing of the equipment. Neither A17.1 norA17.2, however, covers the qualifications of inspection personnel, and the duties of the inspectorareonlycovered ' briefly in the Introduction to theInspectors'Manual. The excellent safety record of elevators, escalators, and related equipment has been maintained, in part, by qualityfield inspections andtests.However, advancing technology and safety requirements have highlightedtheneed for establishinguniform criteria forthe persons performing these inspections. The quality of inspections, of course, depends on the competence of the inspector, andthe Standard for theQualification of ElevatorInspectors is dedicated to that purpose. Safety codes and standards areintended to enhance publichealthand safety. Revisions result from committee consideration of factors such as technological advances, new data, and changing environmental and industry needs.Revisions do not imply previous that editions were inadequate. The 2001 edition of QEI-l is a compilation ofthe 1997 edition,the 1999 addenda,and additional revisions, and was approved by the AmericanNational Standards Institute on January 3, 2001. ... 111 COPYRIGHT American Society of Mechanical Engineers Licensed by Information Handling Services
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  6. ASME COMMIlTEE ON THE QUALIFICATION OF ELEVATOR INSPECTORS (The following is theroster of the Committee as of July 2000.) OFFICERS E. A. Donoghue, Chair C. H. Murphy, Vice Chair J. Pang, Secretary COMMITTEE PERSONNEL L. Bialy. Otis Elevator Co. J. W. Coaker, US. Postal Service E. A. Donoghue, Edward A. Donoghue Associates, Inc. R. T. Fadey, National Association of Elevator Safety Authorities G. W. Gibson, George W. Gibson and Associates, Inc. G. A. Kappenhagen, Schindler Elevator Corp. K. S. Lloyd, Abel1 Elevator International J. A. Marchack, National Elevator Inspection Services, Inc. 2. R. MeCain, McCain Engineering Associates. Inc. C. H. Murphy, State of Massachusetts, Department of Public Safety R. L Seymour, R. L. Seymour and Associates, Inc. . R. S. Seymour, Ahernate, R. L. Seymour and Associates, Inc. M. B. Taylor, Taylor Technologies Group D. M. Winkle, S . International Union of Elevator Constructors r, R. A. Young, National Elevator Industry Educational Program V Previous page is blank. COPYRIGHT American Society of Mechanical Engineers Licensed by Information Handling Services
  7. CONTENTS Foreword ....................................................................................... ... 111 CommitteeRoster ............................................................................... V Summary of Changes ............................................................................ ix Preface ......................................................................................... xi Part 1 Introduction ......................................................................... i 1.1 scope ................................................................................. 1 1.2 Definitions ............................................................................ i 1.3 Referenced Standards .................................................................. 2 1.4 Credentials ............................................................................ 3 1.5 Use of QEI Logo ..................................................................... 3 Part 2 Qualifications and Duties of Inspectors ........................................... 5 2.1 Qualifications .......................................................................... 5 2.2 Duties ................................................................................ 6 2.3 Maintenance of Qualifications .......................................................... 6 Part 3 Qualifications and Duties of Inspection Supervisors .............................. 7 3 .I Qualifications .......................................................................... 7 3.2 Duties ................................................................................ 7 3.3 Maintenance of Qualifications .......................................................... 7 Part 4 Accreditation of Certifying Organizations ......................................... 9 4 .I scope ................................................................................. 9 4.2 Requirements for Obtaining a Certificate of Accreditation ................................ 9 4.3 Procedures for Obtaining a Certificate of Accreditation .................................. IO Figure 1.2 QEI Logo ............................................................................. 2 Nonmandatory Appendices A Related Documents .................................................................... 13 B Recommended Qualifications andDuties of Inspector Trainees ........................... 15 C Sample Certification Card .............................................................. 17 D Model Language for Enforcement Authorities to Recognize Certified Inspectors and Inspection Supervisors From Accredited Organizations ................................. 19 Previous page is blank. COPYRIGHT American Society of Mechanical Engineers Licensed by Information Handling Services
  8. ASME QEI-1-2001 SUMMARY OF CHANGES The 200 I edition of ASME QEI- I includes editorial changes, revisions, andcorrections introduced in QEI- 1-1997 and QEI- la-1999, as well as those listed below, identified on the pages by a margin note, (01). Page Location Change ... 111 last and Foreword Fourth paragraphs revised V Revised Committee Roster xi Preface entirety Revised in its 1 1.1 Revised in its entirety 2 1.3 (1) CABO/ANSI references changed to ICU ANSI (2) ASME A17.2 references updated (3) ASME Al8.l and International Building Code added 3 1.4 ( I ) Title revised (2) Last paragraph added 5 ASME Al 8.1 reference added 6 ASME A 18.1 reference added Added Revised ASME A 18.1 references added IO Second paragraph revised 13 CABO references changed to ICC Revised 14 Added A I redesignated as A8 and subparagraph (c) revised A9 ( I ) A8 redesignated as A9 (2) ASME, BOCA, and Elevator World addresses revised (3) CABO changed to ICC 16 Nonmandatory Appendix C Revised SPECIAL NOTE: The interpretations to ASME QEI-I are included as a separate section for the user’s convenience. Previous page is blank. COPYRIGHT American Society of Mechanical Engineers Licensed by Information Handling Services
  9. PURPOSE may be of special interest tousers of thisStandard, are listed in Appendix A. This Standard is intendedfor the purpose of establish- inguniform criteria, whichwill aid in: (a) qualifying and training of inspection personnel CORRESPONDENCE WITH QEI COMMIllEE for government agencies, insurance companies, elevator companies,buildingowners,and managers; ASME codes and standards are developed and main- (b) theaccreditation of inspection agencies; tained with intent the to represent the consensus of ( c ) reducing the liability exposure of insurance com- concerned interests. As such, users of this Standard panies,manufacturers,installers, and building owners. may interact with the committee by requesting interpre- It is also intended to serve as a guideline on which tations, proposing revisions, and attendingcommittee certification is basedby detailing the expertise necessary meetings. Correspondence should be addressedto: in performinginspections. Secretary, QEIMain Committee It is recommendedthat state, municipal, and other The AmericanSociety of MechanicalEngineers jurisdictional authorities reference this Standard in their Three ParkAvenue governing regulations covering subjects included in this New York, NY 10016-5990 Standard. Model language for enforcement authorities to recognize certified inspectors and inspection supervisors from accredited organizations is shown in Appendix D. ProposingRevisions Revisions made to this Standard will incorporate ACCREDITATION changes thatappearnecessary or desirableasdemon- strated by the experience gained fromitsapplication, The AmericanSociety of Mechanical Engineers has and in order to conform to developments in the elevator established procedures to authorize organizations to field. Approved revisions will published be annually certifythatpersons havemet the requirements of this in the form of addenda. Standard (see Part 4 . ASME does not “approve,” ) The committee welcomes proposals forrevisionsto “certify,” ‘‘rate,’’ or ”endorse”anypersoncertified by this Standard. Such proposals should beas specific as an organizationholding a Certificate of Accreditation, possible, citing the paragraph number(s), theproposed and there shall be no statement or implicationthat wording, and a description of the reason(s) for the might so indicate. proposal, includingany pertinent documentation. FORM AND ARRANGEMENT Requesting Interpretations The Foreword, Preface, and Appendices are included ASME issues written replies to inquiries concerning in this Standard for information only. Theyhavebeen interpretation of technical aspects of Standard. this approved by the QEI Committee. The requirements Interpretations are includedwiththeaddendaservice. therein are nonmandatory. Interpretations canonlyberendered inresponseto a writtenrequestsenttothe Secretary oftheQEIMain Committee. RELATEDPUBLICATIONS ASME procedures provide for reconsideration of any This Standard one the is of numerous codes and interpretation when or if additional information that standards thathavebeen developed andpublished by might affect the interpretation is available. Further. The American Society of Mechanical Engineers. These personsaggrieved by an interpretation may appeal to and publications o f other organizations, all of which thecognizant ASME committee or subcommittee. ni Previous page is blank. COPYRIGHT American Society of Mechanical Engineers Licensed by Information Handling Services
  10. ASME does not“approve,”“certify,”“rate,” or “en- dorse”any person, company, organization, item, con- struction, proprietary device, or activity. Attending Committee Meetings The QEI Main Committee regularly holds meetings, which are open to the public. All portions of meetings that concern evaluation of certifying organizations are closed to the public. Personswishing to attend any meeting should contact the Secretary of the QEI Main Committee. COPYRIGHT American Society of Mechanical Engineers Licensed by Information Handling Services
  11. ASME QEI-1-2001 PART 1 INTRODUCTION (01) 1.1 Scope ASME A18.1. It applies to persons typically employed by,butnotlimited to, thefollowing: 1.1.1 Inspectors andInspectionSupervisors. (a) jurisdictional authorities; ThisStandard includes requirements for thequalifica- ( b ) independent inspection agencies and elevator con- tion, duties, and responsibilities of inspectors and inspec- sultants; tion supervisors engaged in the inspection and testingof: (c) insurers ofthe equipment; (a) hoisting and lowering mechanisms, equipped with a car or platform, move that between two or more ( d ) manufacturers, installers, and maintainers of the landings; this equipment includes, is limited but not equipment; to,the following: ( e ) buildingownersand managers; and (I) elevators (ASME A17.1); If) testing laboratoriesperformingfield inspections (2) platformandstairwaychairlifts(ASME andtests. See alsopara. 1.1S . A18.1); (b) power-drivenstairwaysandwalkwaysforcar- 1.1.5 Exempt Inspections. This Standard does rying persons between landings; thisequipment includes, not coverpersonnelengaged in engineering and type butisnotlimitedto,thefollowing: testing as covered in Section 8.3 of ASME A17.1, (I) escalators (ASME A17.1); Section 8 of ASME A18. I , andCAN/CSA-B44.1/ (2) moving walks (ASME A 17.1); ASMEA17.5,includinginspection by laboratories in (c) hoisting and lowering mechanisms equipped with associationwiththesetests. a car that serves two or more landings and is restricted to the carrying of material by its limited size or limited 1.2 Definitions accessto thecar; this equipment includes, butisnot limited to, the following: Terms used in this Standard shall have the meanings ( I ) dumbwaiters (ASMEA17.1); specified in the following definitions. Other terms used (2) materialliftsanddumbwaiterswithautomatic shall have the meanings specified in Section 3 of ASME transfer devices (ASME A 17.1). A17.1. NOTE: Appendix B also includes recommended qualifications and accredired certibing organization: a certifying ogani- duties of inspector rrainees. holds that zation a valid Certificate o Accreditation. f ASME: The American Society of Mechanical Engi- 1.1.2 Accreditation. This Standard includes re- neers. quirements for accreditation of organizations that certify inspectorsinspection and supervisors. a certificate Certificate of Accreditation: issued by ASME to a certifying organization that verifies the Certification* *17’1’ Sections adequacy of the organization meet to the requirements 8. I O. l . 1 and 8.1 I . l . I , requires inspectors and inspection of Part 4 ofthisStandard. supervisors to be certified by an organization accredited by ASME in accordance withthe requirements contained certificarion manual: thedocumentation of a certifica- in this Standard. program. tion 1 .I .4 Covered Inspections. This Standard applies certification program: a certifying organization’s con- to any person who is making an inspection to determine trolled management program, is whichutilized for compliance with requirements the of ASME A17.1, the purpose of certifying inspectors and inspection ASMEA17.3,CAN/CSA-B44.I/ASME A17.5, and supervisors. COPYRIGHT American Society of Mechanical Engineers Licensed by Information Handling Services
  12. STD-ASME QEI-II-ENGL 2OOII 0759b70 Ob207bb 3TB W STANDARD FOR THE ASME QEI-1-2001 QUALIFICATION OF ELEVATOR INSPECTORS (2) References to ASME A17.2 refer to the latest edition of Guide for Inspection of Elevators, Escalators, andMoving Walks. (3) References to National the Electrical Code refer to the latest edition ofANSVNFPA 70, National Electrical Code. ( 4 ) References to building codes refer to the latest FIG. 1.2 QEI LOGO edition of the following: (a) NationalBuildingCode (6) Standard BuildingCode certified inspection supervisor: a personcertified by (c) UniformBuildingCode an accredited certifying organization as meeting the (d) International BuildingCode requirements of P r 3 of thisStandard. at (5) References to standards regarding accessibility cert$îed inspector: a person certified byan accredited for people with disabilities refer to thelatest editions certifying organization as meetingtherequirementsof ofthefollowing: Part 2 ofthisStandard. (a) ICC/ANSI AI 17.1,Accessibleand Usable Buildingsand Facilities, anAmericanNational Stan- certifying organization: an organizationthat certifies dard; and that persons are qualifiedtoperformthedutiesofan (6) ADAAG,Americans With DisabilitiesAct inspector or inspectionsupervisor. Accessibility Guidelines for BuildingsandFacilities. equivalenr field: a field that deals with electronic, (6) References to ASME A17.3 refer to the latest electrical, mechanical(includinghydraulic),and safety edition of ASME A17.3, Safety Code for Existing principles to thesamedegree of complexity as found ElevatorsandEscalators, an AmericanNational in elevators. Standard. (7) References to B44.1/A17.5refertothe latest inspection supervisor: a personmeetingthequalifica- edition of CAN/CSA-B44.I/ASME A17.5, Elevator and tions of para. 3.1 who is responsible for the supervision Escalator Electrical Equipment, a National Standard of of inspectors andinspectortrainees. Canadaand an AmericanNationalStandard. inspector: a personmeetingthequalificationsofpara. (S) References to ASME A l 8.1 refer to the latest 2.1 who engaged is in theinspection and testing of edition of ASME A18.1, Safety Standard for Platform equipment withinthescope of ASMEA17.1. Lifts and Stairway Chairlifts. inspector trainee: a person is who being trained to NOTE: See Appendix A for related documents. Also see para. 4.2.10. becomeaninspector. (6) The following list contains documents that shall QEI logo: the shown logo in Fig. 1.2, which is a beheldby each certificate holder (see para.4.2.7): registered trademark. The logo may be used by accred- ( I ) current and allpreviouseditionswith supple- ited organizations and individuals holding valid certified ments of ASME A17.1, Safety Code for Elevators and inspector credentials or valid certified inspection super- Escalators; visor credentials (seepara. 1.5). (2) current edition with supplements of ASME A17.2, Guide for Inspection of Elevators, Escalators, (O11 1.3 ReferencedStandards andMoving Walks; ( a ) The latest edition referstothelatest edition in (3) current andallpreviouseditionswith supple- effect or the specific edition referenced by ASME ments of ASME A17.3, Safety Code for Existing Eleva- A 17.l. Where the referenced standard does not include torsand Escalators; an effective date and a specific edition is not referenced ( 4 ) current edition of ASME A17.4, Guide for in ASMEA17.1,theeffectivedateshall be 6 months Emergency Evacuation ofPassengersFromElevators; from the date of publication. More recent editions may (5) current andallpreviouseditionswith supple- beused. ments of CAN/CSA-B44.1/ASME A17.5, Standard for ( I ) References to ASMEA17.1refertothelatest Elevatorand Escalator ElectricalEquipment; edition of ASME A17.1, Safety for Code Elevators ( 6 ) all published interpretations of A17 documents and Escalators, an AmericanNationalStandard. from June 14, 1972through to most current; 2 COPYRIGHT American Society of Mechanical Engineers Licensed by Information Handling Services
  13. STANDARD FOR THE QUALIFICATION OF ELEVATOR INSPECTORS ASME QEI-1-2001 (7) current edition of A 17.1 Handbook; An inspector or inspection supervisor may also state (8) current all and previous editions, beginning in oral and written reportsthat he or sheis“certified with1972edition,oftheNationalElectrical Code; by [name or acronym of accredited certifying organiza- ( 9 ) current all and previous editions, beginning tion] in conformance withtherequirements ofASME with1981edition, of the International, National, Stan- QEI-l.” Inspectors shallnot state or imply thatthey dard, andUniformBuildingCodes; arecertified byASME. (IO) current edition of ICC/ANSI A l 17.1and ADAAGaccessibility standards. 1.5 Use of QEI Logo Certificateholderswithlimitedcertificates shall be The QEI logo (see Fig. 1.2) is limited to use by requiredtoholdonlythosedocumentsthatapply to accredited organizations and by individuals holding thatprogram. valid certified inspector credentials or certified inspec- tion supervisor credentials, as defined in para. 1.2. In (01) 1.4 Credentials addition to using this symbol in their certification An inspectorholding a validcertificationfrom an documentation, these organizations, as well as certified accreditedcertifyingorganization (see para.1.2)may inspectors and certified inspection supervisors, may use usethedesignation CE1 after hisher name denoting the symbol for advertising materials or other literature. “Certified Elevator Inspector” or CEIS denoting “Certi- The QEI logo shall have the name or acronym of the fiedElevatorInspectionSupervisor.” certifying organization immediately adjacent to the logo. 3 COPYRIGHT American Society of Mechanical Engineers Licensed by Information Handling Services
  14. STANDARD FOR THE QUALlFICATlON OF ELEVATOR INSPECTORS ASME QEI-1-2001 PART 2 QUALIFICATIONS AND DUTIES OF INSPECTORS 2.1 Qualifications applied to theoperation of valves,pumps,plungers, piping,andbuffers; An inspectorshallhave the following qualifications ( h ) knowledgeofthevarioustypesof equipment; (see Appendix B for therecommended qualifications anddutiesof inspector trainees): their code requirements, uses, and limitations; andany special problems or applications as included in ASME (a) knowledge of personal safety practices necessary A17.1(pastand present) andlocalregulations: toperformthe following: ( I ) classificationsofusage: (I) acceptance inspections ofnew construction; (a) passengerelevators; (2) routine and periodicinspections of existing ( b ) freight elevators (Classes A, B, Cl, C2, equipment; and and C3); (3) inspections of equipment in hazardous environ- (c) privateresidence elevators; ments,where applicable; (d) sidewalkelevators; (b) familiarity withindustryterminology, including (e) specialpurposepersonnel elevators; thefollowing: (fJ inclined elevators; (O11 ( I ) terms defined used and in ASME and A17.1 (8) material lifts and dumbwaiters auto- with ASMEA18.1; matictransfer devices; (2) terms used in ASMEA17.2; (h) dumbwaiters; (3) terms defined and used in the National Electri- (i) elevatorsusedforconstruction: calCode;and (2) classifications of drivingmeans: (4) administrative terminologyused by the juris- ( a ) traction; dictional authority; (6) winding drum; (c) ability to read architectural and installation draw- (c) hydraulic (direct-plunger hydraulic, electro- ings, including hoistwayandmachineroom layouts; hydraulic, maintained-pressure hydraulic, and roped hy- (d) working knowledge of electrical, electronic, and draulic); circuit construction principles,includingbutnotlim- ( d ) screwmachine: itedto: ( e ) rackandpinion; ( I ) voltage, currents, andresistance; Ifl hand; (2) series andparallelcircuits; (g) belt andchaindrives; (3) grounding; and (3) escalatorsandmovingwalks;and ( 4 ) ability to read circuit diagrams; ( 4 ) inclined and vertical wheelchair lifts and stair- ( e ) knowledge of the purpose and function of safety way chairlifts; devices in the following locations: (i) working knowledgeof the functions and operation ( I ) machineroomsandmachinery spaces; of elevator systems, including machines, motors, gover- ( 2 ) hoistways; nors,andothermachineroomequipment: controllers; (3) on the cars; position devices; door operator systems; hoistway sys- ( 4 ) pits; and tems; safety system testing and functions; pit equipment; (5) escalators, moving walks, and other related escalators; moving walks;electrical devices; and hy- equipment; draulics; f) j workingknowledge ofmechanical principles as ( j ) knowledgeofinspectionandtestingprocedures applied to structures, machines.mechanisms,andthe as described in ASME A17.2; effects of traction on ropesandsheaves; ( k ) workingknowledge of applicable building, fire, (8)working knowledge of hydraulic principles as electrical.andaccessibility codes; Previous page is blank. COPYRIGHT American Society of Mechanical Engineers Licensed by Information Handling Services
  15. STANDARD FOR THE ASME QEI-1-2001 QUALIFICATION OF ELEVATOR INSPECTORS ( I ) demonstrated ability to perform the duties speci- description of the scope of the inspection. The ASME fied in para. 2.2; checklist forms as published by ASME for electric (m) working knowledge of the requirements of ASME elevators, hydraulic elevators, and escalators and moving A17.3; walks shall only be used when the inspection complies (01) ( n ) awarenessof B44.1lA17.5 to the extent that it with the requirements in ASME AI 7.1, Section 8. IO isspecified in ASME A17.1 and ASME A18.1; and or 8.1 1. (01) ( o ) knowledgeof the various of typesequipment; ( 2 ) The report be shall signed bythe certified functions and operations; their code requirements, uses, inspector, and shall include his or her certification and limitations; and any special problemsor applications numberand certifying agency. asincluded in ASME A l 8.1 (pastandpresent) and (3) All Code deficiencies noted in the report shall localregulations. include a reference the to applicable code rule and number(s). ( 4 ) The report shall include the date and time that 2.2 Duties theinspectionwas conducted. The duties ofaninspectorincludethefollowing: (a) making acceptance inspections witnessing and 2.3 Maintenance of Qualifications tests to determine whetherallpartsof the installation In order to maintain the qualifications as an elevator conform to the requirements ofthe applicable code or inspector, an inspector shall: regulations whether required and the safety devices (a) become familiar with the applications of new function as requiredtherein; technology, including the electronic and material fields; (6) making routine or periodic inspections andwit- (b) maintainknowledge of current localadministra- nessing tests of existing installations to determine that tive or operating procedures necessary to discharge the equipmentis in apparentsafeoperatingcondition, duties; has not been altered except in conformity to the applica- (c) maintainknowledge of themostrecentrevisions (01) ble code or regulations,andperformsinaccordance of ASMEA17.1,ASMEA17.2,ASMEA17.3, and with testrequirements;and ASME A 18.1, and awareness of B44.IIAl7.5 tothe (c) reporting the results of the inspection and testing extentthat it isspecified in ASME A17.1 and ASME in accordance with the appropriate administrative proce- AI8.1, as well as the applicable require,ments in the duresandthefollowing: building,fire, electrical, and accessibility codes; (O1 I ( I ) The certified inspector’s shall report include (d) activelyparticipate in selected meetings, semi- a clear description of the scope of the inspection nars,andeducational programs relatedtoduties; performed, including the type of inspection (acceptance, ( e ) comply with the code of ethics established by periodic, or routine) and whether or not the inspection the certifying organization; was performed in accordancewiththeapplicablere- cf3 have in his or her possession, or shall have quirements of ASME A17.1, Section 8.10 or 8.1 I , or workplace access to, reference standards listed in para. ASME AI 8.1, Section 1 O. If any other type of inspection 1.3 and shall attest to this upon certification and annual was performed, report include the shall a complete renewal of certification. 6 COPYRIGHT American Society of Mechanical Engineers Licensed by Information Handling Services
  16. STANDARD FOR THE QUALIFICATION OF ELEVATOR INSPECTORS ASME QEI-1-2001 PART 3 QUALIFICATIONS AND DUTIES OF INSPECTION SUPERVISORS 3.1 Qualifications cfl personnel matters, such as petformance appraisals anddisciplinary actions; An inspection supervisor shall have the qualifications (g) handlingpublic relations mattersandserving as of para. 2.1 andthefollowing: a liaisontoconcerned parties; (u) demonstrated aptitude for leadership, administra- ( h ) mediationof disputes; and tion, and management (should acquire management training withinthefirstyear); (i) assuring that inspectors under his or her supervi- sion perform their duties in compliance with the require- ( b ) demonstrated in-depth knowledge of the applica- ments of para. 2.2. ble codes; and (c) demonstrated ability to perform the administrative 3 2 2 Technical. The technical duties of an inspec- .. and technical duties in para. 3.2. An inspection supervi- tion supervisor include, but are not limited the to, sor shall also meetone of the following experience following: requirements: (a) reviewing inspection reports ensuring and en- (1) five years’ experience as an elevator inspector forcement of legally adopted requirements; or in a job in an equivalent field at an equivalent level, ( b ) reviewing applications for waivers and variances 2 years of which must have been spent dealing directly andmaking recommendations to properauthorities as with elevator inspections; required; (2) four years’ experience as an elevator inspector (c) mediating disputes; and a diplomaorcertificateofsuccessfulcompletion (d) answering questions on Code, and obtaining for- from a technical/vocationalschool(including high mal interpretations from code-developing organizations; school) inanequivalentfield; (e) actively participating in relevant code-developing (3) three years’ experience as an elevator inspector committees on national, regional, or locallevels; and a bachelor’sdegree in an equivalent field;or cfl assuring review of elevator plansanddrawings; ( 4 ) two years’ experience as an elevator inspector (g) investigating complaints andaccidents;and and a bachelor’s degree in engineering from an accred- ( h ) helping to develop localpoliciesandlaws,and itedschool in an equivalentfield. advocating adoptionof the latestnationalcodes. 3.2 Duties 3.3 Maintenance of Qualifications 3.2.1 Administrative. The administrative duties of In order to maintain the qualifications as an inspection aninspection supervisor include,but are not limited supervisor, an inspection supervisor shall conformto to,thefollowing: therequirements of para. 2.3 and: ( a ) scheduling of inspectionsandassignments; ( a ) attend or conduct at least one professional level (b) training of inspectors where and, appropriate, seminar or workshop per year related to one or more others requiringelevatorsafety familiarity; of the above duties; (c) development of budget; (b) spend a minimum of 10% of time work with (dl selection of new inspectorsandtrainees; theinspectors in the field; and ( e ) maintenance and analysis of records that include (c) have in his or her possession, or shall have records of inspections,accidentreports,andinspector workplace access to, reference standards listed in para. performance, includinginspector compliance with the 1.3 and shall attest to this upon certification and annual requirements of para. 2.2; renewal of certification. 7 COPYRIGHT American Society of Mechanical Engineers Licensed by Information Handling Services
  17. STD.ASME G E I - 1 - E N G L 2001 m 0759b70 Ob20771 7b5 m STANDARD FOR THE QUALIFICATION OF ELEVATOR INSPECTORS ASME QEI-1-2001 PART 4 ACCREDITATION OF CERTIFYING ORGANIZATIONS Scope 4.1 shall Means be certified that assure provided to inspectors meet the maintenance of qualification provi- This section covers theprovisions under which ASME sions of para. 2.3 and that certified inspection supervi- will accredit an organization to certify thatinspectors sors meet the maintenance of qualification requirements and/or inspection supervisors meet maintain and the of para. 3.3. The certificationprogram shall include applicable requirementsofthis Standard. provisions to detailhow a meeting, seminar,or education Organizations meeting these provisions will be issued programcan be accepted as meetingthe criteria for a Certificate of Accreditation. maintenance of certification. A list of currently approved meetings,seminars,andeducationprogramsshall also 4.2 Requirements for Obtaining a Certificate be maintained file. on The information shall be made of Accreditation knownand all inspection inspectors certified to super- visors. Organizations shall have a certification program that includes all those planned and systematic actions neces- 4.2.3 Document Control. Means shall be provided sary to provide confidence that the requirements of this to control issuance, the revision, disposition and of Standard will be complied with. This program shall be a l l documents,includingexaminations,and to prevent documented in a certificationmanual,whichshall be accessibility to unauthorized persons. Examinations shall the basis fordemonstrationof compliance. Thedocu- not be accessible to any persons except those directly mentation shall includea completed QEI program check- involved in theirdevelopment. list. The certification program shall include the following elements. 4.2.4 Control of Subcontracted Services. The certifying organization may subcontract services to other 4.2.1 Authority, Responsibility, and Person- organizations, provided that they ascertain thecapability nel. The authority and responsibility of those in charge ofthesubcontractortomeettheapplicableprovisions of the certification program shall be clearly established of this Standard. The certifying organization shall moni- and documented. They shall have the organizational tor the activities of the subcontractor to assurecontinued freedom and administrative and technical expertise nec- essarytoimplementthe program. compliance. Thecertifyingorganizationretains the ultimatere- Personnel records shall be maintained for all persons sponsibility for the subcontractor’s activities necessary with a direct involvementin the program, shall and to assurecompliancewiththisStandard. include the education, training, and experience of each person. 4.2.5 Control of Certification Documentation. 4.2.2 Methods of Evaluation of Qualification. Accredited certifying organizations shall issue certifica- The certification program shall clearlydelineatethe tion cards or otherdocumentation to personswhoare method of evaluating whether applicants meet the quali- certifiedundertheaccreditedprogram,indicatingthat fications of inspectors (Part 2 ) and/or inspection supervi- they have met the requirements thisof Standard. It sors (Part 3). shall include the following information (seealso Appen- The method of evaluation may include written exami- dix C): nations, oral examinations, verification of employment, (a) certifiedperson’sname; verification of attendance or successful completionat (b) a photograph ofthe certifiedperson; educational institutions, or other methods, provided that (c) scope of the certification (inspector or inspection they assure compliance with para. 2.1 for inspectors supervisor); or para. 3.1 for inspection supervisors. (d) effectivedateandexpirationdate; 9 Previous page is blank. COPYRIGHT American Society of Mechanical Engineers Licensed by Information Handling Services
  18. STANDARD FOR THE ASME QEI-1-2001 QUALIFICATION OF ELEVATOR INSPECTORS (e) nameofthe accredited certifyingorganization; certified,plus 3 years. Examinations shall be retained and for notlessthan 1 year. J‘( the QEI logo. Records shall be legible, identifiable, and retrievable. The accredited certifying organization shall assure Records shall beprotected against damage, deterioration, control of the distribution of certification cards and or loss. Requirements and responsibilities for record other documentation by sequential numbering at the transmittal, distribution, retention, maintenance, and dis- time of printing, or by other equivalentmeans. positionshall be established and documented. Accredited certifying organizations shallmaintain a current list, including addresses, of ail certified persons. 4.2.9 Upgrading Previous Certifications. An This list shallbemadeavailabletothepublic. inspector or inspection supervisor certified by an organi- Means shall be provided to assure that the documenta- zationprior to the acceptance of their program may tion to persons who have not maintained their qualifica- become a certified inspector or inspection supervisor, tions is revoked or not renewed. provided that compliance with the qualifications of this Proceduresshallbe established for handlinglost or Standard is demonstrated. The procedures for upgrading stolen certification cards andothercertification docu- the certificationof these personsshall be described in mentation. the certification manual. The accredited certifying organizationshallhave a 4.2.10 InternationalAccreditation. Organiza- procedure for the authorized usethe of QEI logo tions that certify persons as being qualified to inspect together with the name or acronym of the certifying equipment for conformance with national or multina- organization. tional standards of other countries shall conform with NOTE: See para. 4.2.10. the following requirements. (a) The nationally accepted reference standards of 4.2.6 Disputes and Appeals. The program shall the applicable country or countries shall be used in contain provisions for a fair and equitable handling place of the reference standards listed in para. 1.3. of disputes, and shall provide for a detailed appeals (b) The certification documentation (para. 4.2.5) shall mechanism in the event of a dispute. include the country or countries to which the certification The program shall also includeprovisions for han- applies. dling complaints regarding the qualifications of persons who have been certified. Within 30 days of receipt, 4.2.11 Code of Ethics (Conduct). The certifica- certificate holders shall notify ASME that a complaint tion manual shall establish a code of ethics and means has been received. Upon adjudication, the certificate for implementation and enforcement. Interpretation and holder shall submit a generic synopsis of the complaint enforcement of the accredited organization’s “code of to ASME outlining the nature of the complaint and its ethics” is the responsibility of the accredited organiza- resolution. tion. Appealof their decision cannot be made to the The program shall include provisionstomakethe ASME QEI Committee or ASME. Each person certified disputes and appeals mechanismknown to applicants under the program will agree to comply with the code for certification, certified personnel,enforcing authori- of ethics. Any alleged violation of the code of ethics ties, and organizations that contract or relyon reports will be handled as set forth in para. 4.2.6, Disputes fromcertified personnel. andAppeals. 4.2.7Revisions to Standards. Provisions shall 4.3Procedures for Obtaining a Certificate of beincluded in the certified program update to it in Accreditation conformance with revisions to the QEI-I Standard, and to the reference standards listed in para. 1.3. Copies 4.3.1 Application. Certifying organizations shall of these standards shall be keptonfile. apply for accreditation on the forms supplied by ASME. The applicant shall also be supplied with a QEI program 4.2.8Certification Records. Records shall be checklist. compiled and maintained for all certified inspectors and certified inspection supervisors as documentaryevidence 4.3.2 Evaluation of Certification Program. The thattheyhavemet the applicablerequirements. These certificationprogramshallbe evaluated by ASME for records, except examinations, shall beretained for as compliancewiththis Standard initially, at each audit, long as theinspector or inspectionsupervisorremains and upon renewal. The QEI program checklist shall Io COPYRIGHT American Society of Mechanical Engineers Licensed by Information Handling Services
  19. STANDARD FOR THE QUALIFICATION OF ELEVATOR INSPECTORS ASME QEI-1-2001 beutilized for evaluating the program’s compliance of Accreditationand be evaluated foracceptance by withthisStandardinitiallyand upon renewal. If the ASME, which reserves the right to cancel or refuse to programisfoundnottobe in compliance, corrective renewthe Certificate. action shall be taken or ASME may withdraw or refuse The Certificate shall identify the specific location of to issue a Certificate of Accreditation. thecertifying organization, and state the scope and Priortoissuanceof a Certificate of Accreditation, limits of any activities for which authorization is granted. thecertificationmanualshall be accepted by ASME ASME may, at its discretion, limit or extend the scope and a copy shall be filed with ASME. The organization ofan accreditation. shall make available foron-site review by ASME After implementation, the certification program shall such documents are as necessary understand to the conform to the accepted copy of the certification manual certification program and demonstrate compliance with filed with ASME. If the organization wishes to change this Standard. The certification manual shall be ASME’s themanual, or theprogram to a degree requiring guide for auditing the organization’s continued compli- changes to the manual, shall it submit the proposed ance withtheacceptedcertificationprogram. changesto ASME, whichshall acceptor rejectthem in writing within 45 days of receipt. Organizational changesthat affect compliancewith this Standardre- 4.3.3 Issuance of Certificate of Accreditation. quire prior approval of ASME. The accredited certifying The Certificate of Accreditation may be granted or organization shall keep a controlled copy of the current withheld by ASME at its discretion. If a certifying certification manual in a place and manner readily organization is acceptedandtheproperadministrative availabletoASME’sauditteam. fees arepaid, a Certificate of Accreditation, expiring no than triennial later the anniversary will date, be 4.3.4 Audits. T h e accredited certifying organization forwarded to the applicant. Certificate Each will be shall be subject to a periodic audit program by ASME signed by duly authorized ASME personnel. Six months at least twice during the 3 year term of the Certificate prior to the date of expiration of such a Certificate, the of Accreditation. These audits shall be ASME’s assur- certifying organization desiring to maintain accreditation ancethat the acceptedcertification program isbeing shall apply for renewal for issuance of a new Certificate followed. II COPYRIGHT American Society of Mechanical Engineers Licensed by Information Handling Services
  20. ASME QEI-1-2001 NONMANDATORY APPENDIX A RELATED DOCUMENTS This Appendix includes descriptions nationally of (c) UniformBuildingCode(publisher:ICBO) or regionallyrecognizeddocuments pertinent to the inspection of elevators, escalators, and related equip- ment.The jurisdictional authorityshould be consulted to determine whether or not these codes and standards A4ACCESSIBILITYSTANDARDS arelegallyin force, the applicable editions, and the Thefollowing two standards includespecifications existence of modifications or additions to therequire- for making elevators accessible and to, usable by, ments. peoplewithdisabilities: ( a ) ICC/ANSI Al 17.1, American National Standard, A l ELEVATORCODES AccessibleandUsableBuildingsand Facilities (pub- lisher: ICC); and ASME AI 7.1, Safety Code for Elevators and Escala- (b) ADAAG, Americans With Disabilities Act Acces- tors, covers the design, construction, operation, inspec- sibility Guidelines for Buildings and Facilities (pub- tion, testing, maintenance, alteration, and repair of lisher:ATBCB). elevators, escalators, dumbwaiters, moving walks, mate- rialliftsand dumbwaiters with automatic transfer de- vices, vertical and inclined wheelchair lifts, and stairway chairlifts(publisher:ASME). A5 INSPECTORS GUIDE ASME A17.3,Safety Codefor Existing Elevators ASME A17.2, Guide Inspection Elevators, for of and Escalators, covers retroactive requirements for elec- Escalators, and Moving Walks, provides recommended tricandhydraulic elevators, and escalators (publisher: inspection and testing procedures for elevators, escala- ASME). tors,andmovingwalks,basedon the requirements of ASME A17.1.It also includes pertinent information A2 ELECTRICALCODES on theinspection of equipmentinstalledunderearlier editions of ASME A17.1and other information useful ANSVNFPA 70, National Electrical Code, covers the to the inspector. The checklists shown in the inspectors’ installation of electric conductors and equipment in manual are also published in convenient-size pads (pub- buildings and other structures. Article 620 of this code lisher:ASME). pertains specifically to elevators, escalators, and related equipment (publisher: NFPA). ASME A17.1, Safety Code for Elevators and Escala- tors, requires electrical equipment to be certified to A6 INTERPRETATIONS OF AT? CAN/CSA-B44. I/ASME A17.5, Elevator and Escalator PUBLICATIONS ElectricalEquipment(publisher: ASME). Interpretations of thevarious Al7 publicationsare issuedperiodically. The interpretations of A17.1and A3 BUILDINGCODES A17.2, approved by the A17 Committee from June 14, 1972, through June 14, 1979, were published in a book The following are the three most widely used building in 1980. A second book of interpretations, covering codes in theUnited States. They include requirements the period from June 1979 through 1989, May was relative to the construction of hoistways,venting, published in 1989.Bothinterpretationbooksareavail- standby (emergency) power,andmeansof egress. able from ASME. Starting in 1981, interpretations have ( a ) National Building Code (publisher: BOCA) been publishedwitheach new editionandsupplement (b) StandardBuilding Code (publisher: SBCCI) of the applicable standard(publisher:ASME). Previous page is blank. COPYRIGHT American Society of Mechanical Engineers Licensed by Information Handling Services


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