Safety Code for Elevators and Escalators


In addition to the State Building Code, the Office of the State Building Inspector is responsible for certification and inspections of elevators, escalators, dumbwaiters, moving walks, private residence elevators, tramways and personnel hoists used for construction and demolition.

At present we have 15,400 elevators registered in Connecticut, all of which are inspected every 18 months. Our inspectors, aside from inspecting elevators, are required to witness required tests by state licensed elevator contractors, and will investigate accidents and complaints.



On January 3, 2018 Connecticut has adopted the ASME A17.1-2013 Elevator Safety Code for Elevators and Escalators.  Please note the major changes:  

Maintenance Control Program:

A written Maintenance Control Program for each elevator or escalator shall be installed on-site in each machine room or machine space, provided by the person(s) and or firm who is maintaining the equipment.  The MCP shall include all maintenance, repair, replacement and testing records of such equipment.  

Single Bottom Cylinders:

All hydraulic single bottom cylinder elevators, where the cylinder is installed below ground, shall either have the cylinder replaced, safeties installed or an installation of a plunger gripper. This requirement does not pertain to cylinders which were installed with a safety bulkhead.    Please consult with your elevator maintainer to determine if your cylinder meets this requirement. If the cylinder has been replaced, please show documentation in the on-site Maintenance Control Program.