Building owner’s guide to elevator safety

Every year in Washington, thousands of notices
are issued for improperly maintained or unsafe elevators that can leave the public at risk. The result – residents and customers in
buildings face safety problems and other challenges, while building owners face loss of reputation
and increased costs. This video is meant to help building owner
improve safety for your customers, hold elevator service companies accountable, and show what
to expect during a Washington State Department of Labor & Industries elevator inspection. Hi, I’m JACK DAY, Chief Elevator Inspector
for the Elevator Program at L&I. Did you know, there are more than 18,000 elevators,
lifts, moving walkways and other conveyances in the state? As a building owner, you’re responsible
for the safe operation and the maintenance of the elevators in your building. How can you ensure the work is being done
and that your elevator is safe for customers? In this video we’ll show you the Maintenance
Control Program or MCP log, the way to track the work performed on your elevator by your
elevator service company. Also, we’ll tell you some of the things
you can do that can improve safety, save money and achieve success on your next elevator
inspection. Let’s get started! Welcome to your machine room, many of you
haven’t been here before; please remember this is a mechanical room so your safety is
priority – stay clear of rotating equipment; and don’t go near open exposed electrical
cabinets. Let’s find the MCP log. Sure enough, here it is – right where it’s
supposed to be. So what’s in the Maintenance Control Program
or MCP log. Well, the MCP log lists routine maintenance
requirements and safety tests that, by law, need to be performed on an elevator. The MCP log makes it easier to track the work
being done on that elevator. You don’t need to be an engineer to figure
it out. If you’ve ever used a porta-potty, or a
restroom at a business, you’ve probably seen a checklist with initials showing when
it was last cleaned. The MCP log is similar; it shows when and
if the work has been completed. You can see the different tasks, how often
the tasks should be done, and initials from the service company’s mechanic that shows
when that task was last performed. If you don’t see any initials and it’s
past the date, you should call your service company – it means the work wasn’t done. When an inspector comes, it will be listed
as a correction and could cost you money until it’s resolved. These maintenance requirements are industry
standards that can help maintain the longevity and safe operation of your elevators; that
reduce the likelihood of costly repairs or situations where someone could get stuck, trapped
or hurt using your elevators. So, what can you do, without needing a service
company, to make sure your elevator is safe? Here’s a list could that could save customers’
lives, save money and improve your reputation as an owner.>>MUSIC

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