(a) A county or municipality may hire a private inspector or contract with any person
who possesses a West Virginia elevator inspector's certificate of competency issued
by the Division.
(b) The county or municipality shall ensure that every elevator which has been in
use for five years or more is inspected annually. A private inspector may inspect any elevator in the state. A division inspector may inspect any elevator in the state for the purpose of monitoring
whether private inspectors are in compliance with the provisions of this article.
(c)(1) The county or municipality shall ensure that each newly installed elevator
within its jurisdiction is inspected and issued a certificate of acceptance by the
Division prior to being placed in service.
(2) A certificate of acceptance shall only be issued if the elevator was installed
in compliance with the safety standards set forth in the American Society of Mechanical
Engineers Safety Code for Elevators and Escalators (ASME) A17.1-3, “Safety Code for
Elevators” and ASME A18.1, “Safety Code for Platform Lifts and Stairway Chairlifts”.
(3) The acceptance inspection shall be subject to the same procedures and requirements
as any other elevator inspection.
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