Ohio Admin. Code 4101:5-3-01 - Accepted engineering practice and approved standards

Unless otherwise specifically provided for in rules 4101:1-30-01 or 4101:5-1-01 to 4101:5-3-02 of the Administrative Code, compliance with the applicable technical provisions and requirements of the standards listed in "Table 4101:5-3-01" of the Administrative Code is prima facie evidence of conformity with accepted engineering practice or with an approved standard governing the design, construction, repair, alteration and maintenance of elevators.

Table 4101:5-3-01

Authority Promulgating Agency (Note a)

Designation Standard Identification (Note c)




A 17.1 (Note b)

2010 2016

Safety Code for Elevators and Escalators


A 17.3 (Note d c)

2008 2015

Safety Code for Existing Elevators and Escalators.


A 17.6


Standard for Elevator Suspension, Compensation, and Governor Systems


A 17.7


Performance-based Safety Code for Elevators and Escalators


A 17.8


Standard for Wind Turbine Tower Elevators


A 18.1

2008 2014

Safety Standard for Platform Lifts and Stairway Chairlifts


A 90.1

2009 2015

Safety Standard for Belt Manlifts


E 1.42


Design, Installation, and Use of Orchestra Pit Lifts

Note a

ASME means the "American Society of Mechanical Engineers" and ESTA means the "Entertainment Services and Technology Association"

Note b

Section the last sentence; Section to read as follows: Periodic tests, as required in 8.6, are not required to be witnessed by a general or special inspector.; Section change to read as follows: Periodic test reports shall be submitted to the division within five business days of the completion of the periodic test. The test reports shall be on forms prescribed by the superintendent and shall include the date and type of test(s) performed, detailed results of the test(s), and a statement as to any corrective action taken.

Note c

Where additional standards are referenced both in the "Ohio Building Code" and the standards referenced within this rule, the applicable edition of the standard shall be the edition referenced in rule 4101:1-35-01 of the Administrative Code

Note d c

The rules of the board shall not be retroactively applied to existing elevators that are not otherwise being altered or repaired. Portions of an elevator not altered and not affected by an alteration are not required to comply with the code requirements for a new elevator.


Ohio Admin. Code 4101:5-3-01
Effective: 1/1/2018
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 10/17/2017 and 10/17/2022
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4105.011(A)
Rule Amplifies: 4105.011(A)
Prior Effective Dates: 4/1/74, 9/10/79, 7/1/84, 12/1/85, 7/1/88, 7/1/89, 1/1/92, 5/15/95, 4/1/99, 4/1/02, 1/1/03, 8/15/03, 3/1/05, 7/1/06, 3/15/12

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