Elevator Inspections

Whom to Contact?

  • East: Ronald Mueller, Elevator Code Enforcement Officer, (608) 261-8029
  • Central: Ollie Matthews, Elevator Code Enforcement Officer, (608) 261-8027
  • West: Jan Cramer, Elevator Code Enforcement Officer, (608) 261-8028

Ordinances

Forms

Elevator A17-1 Category 1 Test PDF MS Word
Elevator A17-1 Category 5 and Acceptance Test PDF MS Word
Escalator A17-1 Category 1 Test PDF MS Word
Platform Lift A18-1 Category 5 and Acceptance Test PDF MS Word
Application for Review - Elevators, Escalators and Related Conveyances PDF MS Word
Pre-Inspection Checklist PDF MS Word
***NEW*** Elevator/Escalator Accident Report PDF

Elevator Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance (ITM) Reporting

The City of Madison has a duty to ensure places of employment, residences, and public buildings are as safe as possible and one of the key elements is the safety systems within those buildings. We also know that periodic inspection, testing and maintenance is necessary to ensure these safety systems are working properly.

In order to ensure a higher compliance rate and confirmation that these systems are being maintained MFD has developed an online reporting system. This will reduce the handling of paperwork, allow owners to focus on running their business, and allow first responders to not get bogged down with chasing paper work to complete inspections. This online reporting system will also allow MFD to more quickly respond to reported critical violations and impairments.

Log on to our online reporting system. | User guide: How to use the online ITM reporting system.

Safe Elevator Use Guidelines

  • An overloaded elevator represents a unique hazard of brake slippage. Persons being evacuated from an overloaded elevator should be handled with care, in that no passenger or rescuer should stand partially in the elevator entranceway.
  • Take special care when entering and exiting a car because, particularly with older elevators, the cab might not be level with the landing.
  • Don’t try to stop an elevator’s doors from closing with your arm, hand or leg. Use the ’door open’ button or the hall buttons, which have been provided for this purpose.
  • Check the capacity of the elevator, which can be found posted inside the elevator.

If you find yourself stuck in an elevator, don’t panic, and don’t try to force your way out. You are safest in the car. More accidents happen when people try to self-evacuate from a stalled elevator that’s not at the landing. Use the emergency phone, ring the alarm, and wait for help.