Elevator and Amusement Device Bureau
The Elevator and Amusement Device Bureau checks for the
proper installation and safe operation of elevators, escalators, workman's
hoists, dumbwaiters, moving walks, aerial passenger tramways, amusement
rides and incline railways. The bureau also inspects lifting devices
for people with disabilities that operate in public establishments (except
federal buildings) and private places of employment.
Companies or individuals installing equipment, other than
amusement rides, under NCDOL jurisdiction must submit prints and applications
for approval before installation begins. Companies or individuals planning
to operate amusement devices are required to submit a location notice
in writing to the bureau's Raleigh office at least 10 days before the
intended date of operation. The bureau will issue an installation permit,
which must be posted on the job site. New installations, as well as alterations
to existing equipment, are inspected.
The bureau also conducts regular, periodic inspections
of this equipment in the state and inspects amusement rides before they
operate at each location. Employers, institutions such as churches and
individuals who desire technical assistance in selecting and installing
safe lifting devices for people with disabilities can get help from the
bureau. The bureau also offers architects and builders the service of
reviewing plans for code compliance on proposed installations of elevators
and related equipment.
Companies installing wheel chair lifts/handicap lifts in the state
of North Carolina must have an electrical license number issued by
the Electrical Board of Examiners. This license number will be verified
before the “Application
for Installation” form will be processed. All units must be installed
as to the requirements in A.S.M.E. A18.1.