Section 399.061, Florida Statutes 2001
399.061 Inspections; correction of deficiencies.--
(1)(a) All elevators or other conveyances subject to this chapter must be annually inspected by a certified elevator inspector through a third-party inspection service, or by a municipality or county under contract with the division, pursuant to s. 399.13. If the elevator or other conveyance is maintained pursuant to a service maintenance contract continuously in force, it shall be inspected at least once every 2 years by a certified elevator inspector who is not employed by or otherwise associated with the maintenance company; however, if the elevator is not an escalator or a dumbwaiter, serves only two adjacent floors, and is covered by a service maintenance contract, an inspection is not required so long as the service contract remains in effect. A statement verifying the existence, performance, and cancellation of each service maintenance contract must be filed annually with the division as prescribed by rule.
(b) The division may inspect an elevator whenever necessary to ensure its safe operation or when a third-party inspection service is not available for a routine inspection.
(2) The division may employ state elevator inspectors to conduct the inspections as required by subsection (1) and may charge an inspection fee for each inspection in an amount sufficient to cover the costs of that inspection, as provided by rule. Each state elevator inspector shall hold a certificate of competency issued by the division.
(3) Whenever the division determines from the results of any inspection that, in the interest of the public safety, an elevator is in an unsafe condition, the division may seal the elevator or order the discontinuance of the use of the elevator until the division determines by inspection that such elevator has been satisfactorily repaired or replaced so that the elevator may be operated in a safe manner.
(4) When the division determines that an elevator is in violation of this chapter, the division may issue an order to the elevator owner requiring correction of the violation.
History.--s. 10, ch. 81-120; ss. 7, 17, ch. 83-145; s. 1, ch. 85-236; s. 36, ch. 87-225; s. 5, ch. 90-73; s. 8, ch. 93-16; s. 26, ch. 2000-141; s. 4, ch. 2000-356; s. 10, ch. 2001-186.