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24.142.302    SCOPE OF PRACTICE

(1) Elevator mechanic licenses are not required for individuals who do not require access to the pit, hoistway, or top of the car to perform limited maintenance inside the car, which does not impact code compliance issues to include:

(a) signal systems;

(b) fans;

(c) electric light fixtures;

(d) illuminated thresholds; and

(e) feeder wires to the terminals on the elevator main line control.

(2) Elevator mechanic licenses are not required for individuals who perform operational testing after the person doing the test has performed a lock-out and tag-out, and as long as the testing does not impact code compliance issues or require any form of conveyance disassembly. Such testing may include, but is not limited to:

(a) fire service tests;

(b) step/skirt index tests;

(c) starting and stopping of equipment through normal means; or

(d) smoke and heat detectors tests.

(3) The construction or modification of hoistway shaft enclosure or machine room enclosure that does not involve alteration, repair, or maintenance of an elevator does not require an elevator contractor's license. However, the construction or modification of these structures must comply with all other applicable sections of the currently adopted building regulations.

(4) A licensed elevator contractor may use a helper to assist a licensed elevator mechanic or limited mechanic to do conveyance work. Assistance does not include performing any function that requires knowledge, skills, or abilities of an elevator mechanic or limited mechanic.


History: 37-73-102, MCA; IMP, 37-73-102, 37-73-201, 37-73-203, 37-73-208, 37-73-212, MCA; NEW, 2006 MAR p. 553, Eff. 2/24/06; AMD, 2013 MAR p. 52, Eff. 1/18/13.

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