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2020 Elevator Safety
Mission Statement To ensure that conveyances are correctly and safely installed and operated within the state by regulating the design, installation, construction, operation, inspection, testing, maintenance, and alteration of conveyances.
Program Goals and Objectives
  1. Maintain records for conveyances that are regulated by the state and not the local authority.
    1. Issue inspection company licenses to inspect conveyances within buildings or structures.
    2. Verify that the company meets the current American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) QEI-1 Standards for the Qualifications of Elevator Inspectors.
    3. Collect fees.
    4. Verify that the company provides the agency with an insurance policy or certificate copy issued by an insurance company authorized to do business in the state that meets the requirements of the state law.
  2. Issue licenses for contractors who are erecting, constructing, installing, altering, servicing, repairing, or maintaining elevators or related conveyances.
    1. Collect fees.
    2. Monitor continuing education.
  3. Issue licenses for elevator mechanics that erect, construct, wire, alter, replace, maintain, remove, or dismantle any conveyance contained within buildings or structures in the jurisdiction of this state.
    1. Collect fees.
    2. Verify that all applicants meet experience requirements for examination.
    3. Monitor continuing education.
    4. Verify work experience.
  4. Issue apprentice licenses to work under the direct supervision of a licensed elevator mechanic.
    1. Collect fees.
    2. Verify that they are registered in an approved apprenticeship program approved by the U.S. Department of Labor.
  5. Issue elevator inspector licenses to inspect any conveyance within buildings or structures.
    1. Verify that he or she meets the current ASME QEI-1 Standards for the Qualifications of Elevator Inspectors.
    2. Collect fees.
    3. Verify that he or she provides the agency an insurance policy or certificate copy issued by an insurance company authorized to do business in the state that meets the requirements of the state law.
  6. Maintain registration of all conveyances outlined in the act.
    1. Verify that each conveyance has been inspected by a licensed elevator inspector.
    2. Collect fees.
    3. Collect all information concerning conveyance for data input.
  7. Continue the effective enforcement of Illinois statutes and rules as they relate to elevators, dumbwaiters, escalators, moving sidewalks, platform lifts, stairway chairlifts, and automated people-movers and by licensing personnel and businesses that work on these conveyances.
    Source of Funds Fire Prevention Fund Statutory Authority 225 ILCS 312
    Fiscal Year 2021 Target/Projected Fiscal Year 2020 Actual Fiscal Year 2020 Target/Projected Fiscal Year 2019 Actual Fiscal Year 2018 Actual
    Input Indicators
    Total expenditures - all sources (in thousands) $ 1,916.5 $ 1,881.5 $ 1,895.1 $ 1,667.7 $ 1,605.1
    Total expenditures - state appropriated funds (in thousands) $ 1,916.5 $ 1,881.5 $ 1,895.1 $ 1,667.7 $ 1,605.1
    Average monthly full-time equivalents 10 10 11 9 8
    Output Indicators
    Total number of active conveyances requiring inspections 37,100 36,683 37,300 36,567 36,064
    Total number of conveyance inspections performed (by state or third party) (a) 14,000 10,668 37,300 33,648 36,064
    Total number of contractor licenses issued (b) 20 133 147 3 24
    Total number of inspector licenses issued 320 66 313 75 71
    Total number of mechanic licenses issued (b) 1,600 359 1,562 901 354
    Total number of apprentice licenses issued 130 137 100 127 108
    Total number of inspection company licenses issued 65 11 51 19 13
    Footnotes
    Fiscal year 2020 inspections were lower due to the suspension of some inspections during the COVID-19 pandemic. These licenses are renewed every two years.

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