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Accidents: Notification of Mechanical Compliance Section; Investigation; Inspection and Report (NAC 455C.526)

The owner of the elevator or his or her agent shall promptly notify the Mechanical Compliance Section of every accident involving the elevator.  

The elevator mechanic, licensed elevator contractor or owner of the elevator or his or her agent shall provide any assistance required by the Mechanical Compliance Section for the investigation of an accident or for any inspection relating to an accident.  

The Mechanical Compliance Section shall, as soon as practicable after receiving notification of an accident, make an inspection and keep in its files a complete report of its findings, including a detailed list of all material facts and information available and the cause, as far as it can be determined, for the accident.  

If an accident may have been caused by the failure, malfunction or destruction of any part of an elevator, the elevator must be shut down immediately and cannot be restored to service until:

· The Mechanical Compliance Section has been notified;

· The elevator has been made safe;

· The elevator has been inspected by the Mechanical Compliance Section and, if necessary, tested by an elevator mechanic; and

· Any repairs, changes or alterations have been approved by the Mechanical Compliance Section.

If an accident involves the failure of an elevator, no part of the elevator may be removed from the premises until the Mechanical Compliance Section authorizes that removal.

As used in this section, “accident” means an event resulting from the operation of an elevator that:

Causes serious bodily injury; or

Requires an alteration, repair or replacement of the elevator.

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    How to Obtain a Certification of Accreditation

    An applicant for a certificate of accreditation as an authorized inspection agency must submit to the Mechanical Compliance Section:

    1. An application on a form prescribed by the Mechanical Compliance Section; and

    2. The fee for the issuance of a certificate of accreditation set forth in NAC 455C.450;

    a.   Provide proof that the applicant maintains adequate insurance coverage against liabilities resulting from claims incurred in the course of operation, including, without limitation:

    i.   Workers’ compensation insurance pursuant to chapters 616A to 617, inclusive, of NRS for its employees;

    ii.   Insurance for professional errors and omissions covering its inspection activities in this State in an amount of not less than $4,000,000; and;

    iii.   Commercial general liability insurance in an amount of not less than $4,000,000; and

    b.  Certify that the applicant maintains a library of each publication adopted by reference pursuant to NAC 455C.500 and copies of all Mechanical Compliance Section inspector checklists.

    The application submitted pursuant to subsection 2 must include, without limitation:

    1. The physical address of the location where inspection records will be maintained;

    2. The state business license number assigned by the Secretary of State upon compliance with the provisions of chapter 76 of NRS;

    3. The name, business address and contact information for the person or persons designated to be the primary contact for the Mechanical Compliance Section; and

    4. The name of each special inspector who will be employed by the applicant to conduct elevator inspections.

    An authorized inspection agency shall not have common ownership with a licensed elevator contractor or an elevator maintenance company.

    If an applicant satisfies the requirements set forth in this section, the Mechanical Compliance Section shall issue a certificate of accreditation as an authorized inspection agency to the applicant.

    A certificate of accreditation as an authorized inspection agency issued pursuant to this section expires 3 years after the date of issuance unless the certificate is renewed.

         (Added to NAC by Div. of Industrial Relations by R077-14, eff. 1-16-2015)

    To renew a certificate of accreditation as an authorized inspection agency, an authorized inspection agency must, not more than 45 calendar days before the expiration of the certificate, submit to the Mechanical Compliance Section:

    A renewal application on a form prescribed by the Mechanical Compliance Section;

    The fee for the renewal of a certificate of accreditation set forth in NAC 455C.450; and

    All the information required to be submitted for the issuance of a certificate of accreditation pursuant to section 8 of this regulation.

         (Added to NAC by Div. of Industrial Relations by R077-14, eff. 1-16-2015)