(b) A private residence elevator installed in a nonresidential setting which was in use on July 1, 2007, may continue in use so long as the elevator:
(1) Meets the specifications as set forth in the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Safety Code for Elevators and Escalators A17.1 5.3 "Safety Code for Elevators";
(2) Has a method of two-way communication between the car and each floor served by the elevator;
(3) Is operated automatically; and
(4) Is inspected annually by an inspector and is issued a certification of operation by the division.
(c) New residential elevators shall undergo an acceptance test performed by an inspector, and the inspector shall file a report of the test with the division.
(d) An elevator in a residential property shall be inspected by an inspector when the residential property is transferred, and the inspector shall file a report of the inspection with the division.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2015 Regular Session
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