Title 23
Health and Safety

Chapter 33
Elevators, Escalators, and Dumbwaiters

R.I. Gen. Laws § 23-33-11

§ 23-33-11. Periodic inspections — Right of access — Consultation with person in charge.

(a) The chief, or any compliance inspector, or any authorized inspector shall make the required inspection of each elevator or other device subject to the provisions of this chapter at least once a year, except that each elevator or other device subject to a full maintenance contract with a qualified service company shall be inspected at least once every two (2) years, and more often if the chief or inspector shall deem it necessary. The owner of any elevator or device subject to inspection under the provisions of this chapter shall allow the compliance inspector free access to the elevator or device at all reasonable times. The compliance inspector shall comply with the convenience and business requirements of the owner as far as he or she reasonably can. The chief, or the compliance inspector, shall consult with the engineer or other person in charge of each elevator or device as to condition and operation thereof, and if he or she shall thereby discover or in any manner learn of any defect or imperfection in that elevator or device, or any dereliction or carelessness on the part of the engineer or other person in charge of the elevator or device relative thereto, or to the operation thereof, the chief or inspector shall, as soon as may be expedient, give notice thereof to the owner of the elevator or device.

(b) Prior to the termination of any elevator or device contract becoming effective, the service company shall be required to provide written notice by certified mail to be sent no less than ten (10) days prior to the date of contract termination to the department of labor and training.

History of Section.
P.L. 1947, ch. 1882, § 6; G.L. 1956, § 23-33-11; P.L. 1992, ch. 98, § 1; P.L. 1997, ch. 326, § 43.