New inspection requirements for NYC elevators should improve safety
In an effort to reduce elevator accidents in New York City, the city updated the safety law related to elevators with new periodic inspection requirements starting January 1st 2022.
Building owners as well as condo and co-op are now solely responsible for periodic elevator inspections
Previously, periodic inspections were effectuated by third-party agencies subcontracted by the DOB but a recent audit found that with this system, safety violations were not proprely reported. For this reason, it is now the responsibility of the building owner to hire an elevator company to effectuate the inspection. The elevator company can not be affiliated to the one effectuating the testing, maintenance and repair of the elevator. A report must be summitted to the DOB within 14 days of the inspection and defects must be fixed within 90 days. An affirmation of the correction must then be sent to the DOB within 14 days. See previous DOB service update.