FPAM Elevators with Phase II Issue
Please see the attached spread sheet for informational purposes only.
You may find it useful to save the file. You can then search for any in your jurisdiction by using the sort feature. This feature can be found by using the clickable down arrow in line 1 that is to the right of Location or to the right of Zip Code. The Equipment Name will help you identify the particular elevator(s) in question should you go out and look for the placard in the elevator. Although they should be in the elevator car, however, sometimes these placards may be on file with the building and not in the elevator itself.
So far, out of the +/- 7k known MA elevators faced with the issue, around +/- 6k still have the issue. It is believed (in my own opinion) that a couple of the elevator companies simply did not want to believe the problem exists and further, that if they stalled long enough the problem would go away. They could be thinking that if political pressure was brought on that it too may make the problem go away. We -as a board- undoubtedly got it right in that no way no how should the doors be impacted by the in car stop switch. Also in my opinion, there should be no fee incurred by the customer (for this discussion the municipality) as this is a compliance issue that has always existed. Just because it has been brought to light by modified testing sequences does not make it "a new code requirement". The October notice sent out by the DOL gives plenty of relief with timing for folks to get it fixed. Some might be getting caught up because of the 12/31/2022 "deadline" language that their elevators will be automatically shut down come 1/1/2023. This is NOT the case. This simply was the date that they needed to act on seeking permit for the fix. In reality some could have as much as a date in 2024 for a fix.
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