N.J. Admin. Code § 13:44M-1.2 - Definitions

The following words and terms, when used in this chapter, shall have the following meanings, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:

"ASME" means the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.

"Board" means the Elevator, Escalator, and Moving Walkway Mechanics Licensing Board.

"CET" means the Certified Elevator Technician certification offered by the NAEC.

"Dwelling unit" means a single unit providing complete, independent living facilities for one or more persons living as a single housekeeping unit, including permanent provisions for living, sleeping, eating, cooking, and sanitation. "Dwelling unit" also includes outside access dedicated solely to that unit.

"Elevator, escalator, or moving walkway" means a hoisting and lowering device equipped with a car or platform that moves in guides for the transportation of individuals or freight in a substantially vertical direction through successive floors or levels of a building or structure; or a power driven, inclined, continuous stairway used for raising or lowering passengers; or a type of passenger carrying device on which passengers stand or walk, and in which the passenger carrying surface remains parallel to its direction of motion and is uninterrupted. This includes elevators, escalators, moving walks, dumbwaiters, wheelchair lifts, manlifts, stairway chairlifts that are not within a dwelling unit and any device within the scope of ASME A17.1 (Safety Code for Elevators and Escalators), ASME A18.1 (Safety Standard for Platform Lifts and Stairway Chairlifts), or ASME A90.1 (Safety Standards for Belt Manlifts), published by the ASME, 2004 Edition, ASME, PO Box 2900, 22 Law Drive, Fairfield, NJ 07007-2900, which are incorporated herein by reference, as amended and supplemented. "Elevator, escalator, or moving walkway" does not include any conveying devices, process equipment, and mine elevators. Conveying devices include personnel hoists, material hoists, conveyors, and any other device outside of the scope of ASME A17.1, A18.1, or A90.1.

"Licensed elevator mechanic" means an individual who holds a current, valid license issued by the Board.

"NAEC" means the National Association of Elevator Contractors.

"NEIEP" means the National Elevator Industry Educational Program.

"Stairway chairlift" means a lifting device that has a foot rest and seat, which is attached to stairs.


N.J. Admin. Code § 13:44M-1.2
Adopted by 50 N.J.R. 1287(a), effective 5/21/2018

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