Third Party Category Test Witnessing

As you may or may not know, the Owner of any elevated property is solely responsible for insuring that the proper inspections/tests and witnessing of such inspections/tests are performed on their elevator(s) between January and December of each year. New Code changes went into effect beginning January 1, 2009. Non compliance with the new code could result in fines of up to $5,030.00 per elevator device.

The annual Category 1 Test/Inspection is a combined performance of an annual inspection (periodic) /no-load safety test. If any of the devices (elevators) are due for a Category 5 Test/Inspection, then a combined periodic inspection and Category 5 test will be scheduled, performed and witnessed by a third party agency.

The building owner will be responsible to hire a third party licensed inspection agency (Sierra Consulting) to act as a witness and certify that the inspection/test procedure was performed in accordance of the new code. Subsequently, all of the necessary forms and fees need to be filed with the NYC DOB. Sierra Consulting Group, Inc., a licensed agency, is able to provide these services as the third party licensed agency on the owner's behalf.

Sierra Consulting Group, Inc. welcomes the opportunity to assist your firm with these new code changes. If you have any questions, please feel free to call.