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CALL ALERT: Upcoming Deadline for Elevator Upgrades

CALL ALERT: Upcoming Deadline for Elevator Upgrades

By December 31, 2023, safety door closing devices must be installed on all elevators in Florida. These requirements originated with the DBPR and were incorporated within the Florida Administrative Code and the Florida Building Code.

On March 23, 2021, the DBPR adopted Section 61C-5.001, Florida Administrative Code, which incorporates several provisions of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (“ASME”) Safety Code for Elevators and Escalators (ASME A17.1-2016) and the Safety Code for Existing Elevators and Escalators (ASME A17.3-2015).  Part of this Code is section 3.10.12, which governs “Systems to Monitor and Prevent Automatic Operation of the Elevator with Faulty Door Contact Circuits.”