Code Compliance Services

VDA provides “Third Party” Inspection Services and/or “Witness” Testing of Mandated Periodic Inspections, depending on local law requirements.

These Include: Mandated Periodic Testing (NYC)/Third Party Witness/Annual Inspection Certification (AIC).

Following these Inspection/tests, VDA will file the required report and findings on behalf of the Client. In addition, VDA will provide a copy of the test report to the Client for record.

  • Primary National Codes Applicable to Vertical Transportation:
    • ASME A17.1 Safety Code for Elevators and Escalators
    • International Building Code
    • NFPA 70 National Electrical Code
    • NFPA 72 National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code
  • Each local jurisdiction’s requirements for VT are based on the above standards. Important to note:
    • Each local jurisdiction has adopted these standards with different exceptions and added requirements.
    • Each local jurisdiction’s Code is based on a certain edition (year) of the above standards.
  • Codes are updated regularly, but local jurisdictions don’t adopt updated standards as frequently.
  • Vertical Transportation is required to meet Codes in effect at the time of installation or the last alteration (modernization), although there may be some new requirements that are retroactive.