Title 23
Health and Safety

Chapter 33
Elevators, Escalators, and Dumbwaiters

R.I. Gen. Laws 23-33-17

 23-33-17.  Notice of new installation — Temporary permit for testing.

No elevator or other device subject to the provisions of this chapter shall be erected in any building within the limits of this state unless it shall be constructed, installed, and equipped in compliance with the rules set forth in the code; and any person erecting or installing any elevator or other device shall immediately notify the division and the chief shall thereupon satisfy himself or herself, either by inspection or by guaranty from the manufacturer of the device, that the elevator or device complies with the requirements of this chapter. Upon being so satisfied, the chief shall furnish to the owner of the elevator or device a permit authorizing the installation of the elevator or device, and the right to operate the elevator or device temporarily for test purposes. The permit shall be conspicuously posted adjacent to the elevator or device being installed. The permit shall not authorize the regular operation of the elevator or device for the usual function of carrying freight or passengers.

History of Section.
P.L. 1947, ch. 1882, 8; G.L. 1956, 23-33-17; P.L. 1992, ch. 81, 1.