Elevator Maintenance Checklist

Use the Elevator Maintenance Checklist to ensure regular inspections of electrical components from switches to doors in the inside, top, and machine room.

Elevator Maintenance Checklist



Inside Of Car

1. Door reopening device


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2. Stop switches


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3. Operating control devices


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4. Sills and car floor


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5. Car lighting and receptacles


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6. Car emergency signal


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7. Car door or car gate


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8. Door closing force


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9. Power closing of doors or gates if applicable


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10. Power opening of doors or gates if applicable


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11. Car vision panels and glass car doors


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12. Car enclosure


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13. Emergency exits


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14. Ventilation


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15. Rated load, platform area and data plate


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16. Standby power operation


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17. Car ride


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18. Earthquake inspection/test


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Top Of Car

1. Top-of-car stop switch


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2. Car top light and outlet


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3. Top-of-car operating device


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4. Top-of-car clearance and refuge space


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5. Normal terminal stopping device


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6. Final and emergency terminal stopping devices


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7. Car levelling and anti-creep devices


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8. Top emergency exit


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9. Floor, and emergency numbering


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10. Hoistway construction


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11. Hoistway smoke control


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12. Pipes, wiring, and ducts


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13. Windows, projections, setbacks, recesses


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14. Hoistway clearances


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15. Traveling cables and junction boxes


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16. Door and gate equipment


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17. Car frame and stiles


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18. Guide rails, fastening and equipment


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19. Governor rope


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20. Governor releasing carrier


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21. Wire rope fastening and hitch plate


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22. Suspension rope


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23. Top counterweight clearance


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24. Car, overhead and deflector sheaves


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25. Broken rope, chain or tape switch


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26. Crosshead data plate


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27. Counterweight/counterweight buffer


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28. Counterweight safety


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29. Compensating ropes and chains


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30. Earthquake inspection/test


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Machine Room

1. Access to machine space


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2. Headroom


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3. Lighting and receptacles


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4. Machine space


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5. Housekeeping


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6. Ventilation


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7. Fire extinguisher


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8. Pipes, wiring, and ducts


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9. Guarding of exposed auxiliary equipment


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10. Numbering of elevators, machines, and disconnect switches


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11. Disconnecting means and control


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12. Controller wiring, fuses, grounding, etc.


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13. Governor, overspeed switch, and seal


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14. Code data plate


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15. Static control


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16. Overhead beam and fastenings


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17. Drive machine brake


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18. Traction drive machines


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19. Gears, bearings and flexible couplings


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20. Winding drum machine and slack cable device


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21. Belt or chain-drive machine


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22. Motor generator


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23. Absorption of regenerated power


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24. AC drives from a DC source


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25. Traction sheaves


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26. Secondary and deflector sheaves


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27. Rope fastenings


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28. Terminal stopping devices


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29. Car and counterweight safeties


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30. Maintenance records


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31. Earthquake inspection


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