Copyright ©2005 Automated People Mover Standards Committee
Elevator Code and APM
The International Union of Elevator Constructors (IUEC), have developed a
new Model Elevator Law (code) that includes Automated People Movers. Several
states have inadvertently adopted this new code. Those states are now required
to use Elevator Inspectors to perform safety inspections on APMs. Additionally,
those states that have adopted this code also must now apply for an elevator
permit to install and/or alter their APM system and employ elevator mechanics
for some of the work.
The entire Model Elevator Law can be
downloaded here. Click here for a list of states that have
adopted the standard as of September 2005. When state adopts a standard, it may
choose to adopt the standard in its entirety or it may adopt only specific parts
of the standard and/or modify it to suit its needs. For example, Texas has
adopted the standard but only applies to cable-drawn APM systems. Florida
adopted the standard but has exempted airport APMs.