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Managing Your Elevator Testing Needs

If you’re the manager of a commercial space with an elevator, you likely know that the elevator will have to undergo inspections in order to be in compliance with all state and national elevator codes. To do this, partner with Brandywine Elevator Company and we will work with you and your inspection agency to manage these requirements. We can coordinate elevator testing for your property and work with your inspection agency to be certain your elevators are code compliant and in proper working condition. If your elevator should have any issues which would not allow it to pass inspection, we will work to remedy those issues in a timely manner so your elevator is compliant and you receive your elevator certificate of operation.

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Pennsylvania Elevator Regulations

In the state of Pennsylvania, elevator regulations are enforced by the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry. Brandywine Elevator Company will comply with all of these laws and regulations and schedule tests with the appropriate inspectors when needed. For additional information, you can call the Department of Labor and Industry or visit the website at The main elevator safety code in the state of Pennsylvania is:

  • ASME A17.1: This code requires that all elevators should have a three-year periodic pressure test, and if applicable, the five-year full load test.

New Jersey Regulations

In New Jersey, all elevators are required to follow the laws and regulations of the State of New Jersey Elevator Division. The tests are required to be conducted by the elevator sub-code official according to state and local guidelines. Some of the main points of New Jersey elevator codes are as follows:

  • Periodic inspections shall be made at intervals of not more than six months for all lifts.
  • Hydraulic elevators are required to have an annual pressure test.
  • Traction elevators are subject to an annual no-load safety and governor test, along with a full load safety test conducted every five years.

Delaware Elevator Regulations

Much like Pennsylvania, Delaware regulations call for compliance with ASME A17.1. Specific inspection requirements are dictated by each county and municipality. However, each building with an elevator is required to have a certificate. Building owners much contact an independent inspector to perform an inspection and witness the annual safety or pressure test.

If you would like more information or have any questions about independent agencies certified to complete state testing, please reach out to our office.

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