Periodic Elevator and Escalator Inspections

Posted on June, 10 2022

DOB has made some changes this year to periodic elevator and escalator inspections. Periodic inspections must be performed by an Approved Agency on behalf of the owner, as of January 1, 2022. The agency performing the inspection cannot be the same as the maintenance company. The DOB NOW: Safety portal has been updated to incorporate these changes. See the DOB’s Service Notice for a detailed list of the changes.

To help industry, DOB has published inspection checklists for elevators and escalators.