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Eagle Elevator Offers an Affordable Package to Avoid the Top Seven Elevator Safety Code Violations


“The top seven elevator safety code violations are easily avoidable,” says Eagle Elevator owner and operator, Russell Renick. “Unfortunately, the awareness and/or understanding of the codes are very low, or people are not spending the money to comply, so violations and fees are common for these items.”

Under the Elevator Safety Standards, Chapter 399 Florida Statutes, the most common elevator safety violations in layman’s terms have to do with:

1. Car Door Restrictors that prevent the doors from opening unless they are within four inches of a floor level. Elevators without the door restrictors can open between floors and passengers are at risk of a fatal fall into the hatch.

2. Two-way, 24-hour Emergency Communication so at the touch of a button, an answering service picks up and hears a recording, which automatically indicates the location of the elevator where a passenger needs assistance. This is especially important for the hearing and/or speech impaired or in situations where there is a language barrier.

3. Electric-eye, Door Re-opening Device that protects passengers from getting hit by closing elevator doors. If any object is between the doors, they will re-open without contact on that object or person.

4. Emergency Lighting that prevents passengers from getting left in the dark. It operates the lighting and the emergency alarm bell with a back-up battery pack. The light shines over the car station button panel, phone and alarm bell.

5. Floor Numbers with Brail that are displayed on each floor on the outside of the doors on both sides.

6. “In Case of Fire Do Not Use Elevator” Signs posted on the outside of the elevator doors on every floor.

7. Door Fire Tabs that prevent doors from popping out of the door tracks as the elevator travels. Without door tabs, doors could swing into the hatch causing injury to passengers and extensive damage to the elevator.

Any person not complying with these elevator safety requirements may be subject to fines of $1,000 per violation, in addition to any other liability to the passengers. “I can guarantee that persons not complying with these safety codes will receive a violation notice and have to pay penalties. Inspectors are looking for these safety features, especially on older elevators,” states Renick, a 35-year elevator veteran. “It is easier, more cost-efficient and less liability to comply, especially when Eagle Elevator offers a safety package for all these items starting at $3,000.”

Eagle Elevator has a full staff of experienced administrative and industry professionals in order to offer consumers the best products and service at prices 20 percent less than the major competitors. Eagle Elevator has extensive commercial and residential experience for: 1. New Installations / Renovations for all Makes and Models (Passenger / Freight, Remodels / Hydraulic Cylinders); 2. Refittings; 3. Maintenance / Repairs (Same Day Response, Service Agreements with 30-day cancellation notice); 4. Annual and Full-load Testing; and 5. Professional Consultation via a FREE survey. Eagle Elevator is a DBE-, SBE- and WBE-certified company.

For more information on elevator safety code violations and how to stay compliant, contact Eagle Elevator at (954) 351-0440 or


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