Overview

An inspection and mechanical and safety of all device components. New York City, it’s the city’s Department of Buildings (DOB) that has jurisdiction over building escalators. Category testing ensures the safe and reliable performance of the escalator. 

6.1.1. Scheduling

 The inspection should be scheduled 3 months in advance of deadline, December 31st. If your building also has an elevator, your escalator inspection is typically scheduled along with your CAT1 elevator annual inspection.  

6.1.2. Inspection

The inspection must be performed annually by an Approved Elevator Inspection Agency and a 3rd Party Witness, not affiliated with the elevator company performing the test. The inspection typically last 2 hours per escalator. 

6.1.3. Filing

Test report for must be submitted within 60 calendar days of the date of inspection. If defects are noted in the report, the defect is to be corrected within 120 days of the date of inspection and an Affirmation of Correction filed within 60 days from the date the defect is corrected.