Shutting Down Your Elevator Requires Planning and Coordination

April 20, 2020

VDA Elevator Knowledge Center

From the desk of: Dana Rice – Midwest Region

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Removing Elevators from building power and shutting them down temporarily requires planning and coordination.

• Confirm that you are authorized to shut down your equipment with the local Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ).

• Elevators that are used for ADA compliance and medical emergencies should not be turned off.

• All floors that are served by an elevator must have at least one (1) elevator servicing that floor operational.

• Notify building personnel of any elevator shutdowns, including alternate access routes to the main egress levels.

• Be 100% certain that the elevators are empty at the time they are removed from service.

• Keep Elevator Communication Device inside cab operational at all times.

• Remove Elevator from service per the Original Manufacturers/Service Companies recommendations.

• Memory software and battery backup must be protected. Alternating equipment usage regularly is recommended.

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