“Alteration” means a change or addition to equipment, other than the ordinary repair or replacement of an existing part of the equipment.
“Certified elevator inspector” means an employee or representative of a casualty insurance company or companies who has passed the required examination and has been issued a certificate of competency as an elevator inspector by the Department of Consumer and Business Services.
“Elevator” means a hoisting and lowering mechanism equipped with a car or platform that moves in guides, and that serves two or more landings, and includes but is not limited to dumbwaiters, escalators, manlifts, platform hoists, vertical parking units for motor vehicles and moving walks.
“Moving walk” means a power-driven, horizontal or inclined, or combination, passenger-carrying device, in which the passenger-carrying surface remains parallel to its direction of motion, and is uninterrupted.
“Operating permit” means a permit issued by the department for the operation of an elevator.
“Platform hoist” means a hoisting and lowering mechanism equipped with an open platform that moves in a substantially vertical direction and that travels a limited distance above or below a building floor or dock level.
“Temporary operation authorization” means an authorization issued by the department to operate an elevator for a specified period pending the issuance of an operating permit. [1961 c.427 §3; 1963 c.330 §1; 1971 c.753 §50; 1973 c.528 §1; 1987 c.414 §31; 1993 c.744 §108; 2005 c.616 §1; 2005 c.758 §22; 2009 c.696 §1]