Nevada’s New Code Changes
Their Impact On You
Their Associated Costs
How TÜV SÜD America Can Help You Manage.
NAC 455C
A r...
What is NAC455C?
NAC 455C:
Is the Nevada Administrative Code Chapter 455C, which
pertains to the safety of Boilers and Ele...
So How Does it Affect You?
Awareness:
For most building owners and management
companies, the new requirements have been me...
So How Does it Affect You? (continued)
Financial
Just as no two buildings are exactly alike, so too are no inspections
exa...
So How Does It Affect You?
Witnessing
As of July 1, 2015, ALL testing and annual inspections must be witnessed
and certifi...
Associated Costs
As stated in a previous slide, some elevator maintenance contracts include testing.
You should review the...
How We Can Help
TÜV SÜD is one of the oldest and most respected names in
the world. With offices around the globe in every...
Reference Links
http://dirweb.state.nv.us/osha/mech.htm
http://dirweb.state.nv.us/OSHA/docs/LCB-R077-14-Adopted.pdf
http:/...
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NAC 455C review show

Published on: Mar 3, 2016
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Transcripts - NAC 455C review show

  • 1. Nevada’s New Code Changes Their Impact On You Their Associated Costs How TÜV SÜD America Can Help You Manage. NAC 455C A review of the changes prepared by TÜV SÜD Senior Inspector Stanley Daniel Arroyo It is intended for informational awareness and should not be used as a guide or interpretation. Do not copy, print or forward by any means, without permission of tuvam© 2015
  • 2. What is NAC455C? NAC 455C: Is the Nevada Administrative Code Chapter 455C, which pertains to the safety of Boilers and Elevators in the state of Nevada (how they are installed, repaired, maintained, licensed and inspected). The NAC is made law by acts of the Nevada State Legislature through the NRS (Nevada Revised Statutes), in this case: NRS 455C. On January 16, 2015 the NRS was officially amended to (among other changes) provide for the elimination of annual inspections by State Employed Inspectors in favor of 3rd Party Inspectors. (See http://dirweb.state.nv.us/OSHA/docs/LCB-R077-14-Adopted.pdf for specific changes)
  • 3. So How Does it Affect You? Awareness: For most building owners and management companies, the new requirements have been met with complete shock. In some cases the state has actually delivered an NOV (Notice Of Violation), along with a list of Authorized Inspection Agencies, to the property informing them that their elevator operating permits are expired and they are obligated to hire an AIA company to renew their permits. It is because of this that we have prepared this short presentation to inform you of your obligations and expectations.
  • 4. So How Does it Affect You? (continued) Financial Just as no two buildings are exactly alike, so too are no inspections exactly alike. Prior to the new regulations, and depending on the type of elevator maintenance contract you have/had, your elevator maintenance company would have notified the state that they would be testing certain aspects of your equipment (safeties on a traction, relief valves on a hydraulic). In some cases this testing was included as part of the maintenance contract. If the state had the resources they might send an inspector to witness, if not, the elevator company would attach a tag to the equipment showing the date of testing. When the state inspector made the annual inspection the tags were verified and if no other conditions existed, the operating permits were invoiced and provided to you. After July 1, 2015 ALL testing must be witnessed by a Special Inspector employed by an AIA company. Furthermore, ALL annual inspections for re-newel of operating permits also must be done by Special Inspectors.
  • 5. So How Does It Affect You? Witnessing As of July 1, 2015, ALL testing and annual inspections must be witnessed and certified by special inspectors. So what are the tests? Category 1 These are tests on certain safety devices that are not normally engaged in the normal operation of an elevator or escalator. The testing is normally low impacting, testing only the device’s reaction without a rated load. Category 3 These tests only apply to certain types of hydraulic units utilizing water as a pressure medium or certain pressure tanks which are rarely seen or used. Category 5 These are the most rigorous of all testing, requiring the testing of safety devices with the rated load at greater than rated speed. Annual Inspection Inspections that are required to verify the normal operation of the units, conditions of ropes and equipment.
  • 6. Associated Costs As stated in a previous slide, some elevator maintenance contracts include testing. You should review the details of your contract. Because ALL tests must be witnessed, units (elevators) tagged before July 1, 2015 do not need to be tested as long as the testing is less than 1 year prior to the annual inspection. As of today, any unit that is due for an annual inspection and either Category 1, 3, or 5 tests should be done simultaneously for cost effectiveness. For example: The operating permit expires October 15, 2015 and the last Category 1 (test required every year) was performed and tagged November 3, 2014. The unit as inspected would pass prior to November 2. However, if any issues are found the date for compliance would overlap the last tagged date and the state could issue an NOV to have testing done. OR… The state during record review could find that the testing date has elapsed and may issue an NOV to comply. As this would require witnessing by a special inspector costs may have just doubled. The costs? For the elevator maintenance company that is dependent upon the scope and terms of your contract with them. For the AIA it is market cost, the state has imposed limits on what AIA companies can charge. For operating permits the cost has increased from $20 to $200 per unit which is invoiced directly from the state. Needless to say, the costs over the prior year are significant.
  • 7. How We Can Help TÜV SÜD is one of the oldest and most respected names in the world. With offices around the globe in every major market and a reputation second to none in the fields of industrial and construction testing and certification. We having pricing to fit your needs and budgets, we can charge hourly rates, but we also offer upfront and inclusive pricing. So you know what the costs are before we walk in or out your door. Our inspectors have the industry experience and credentials to assure your inspections are done right and within budget. Choose US….. Choose Certainty…. Add Value
  • 8. Reference Links http://dirweb.state.nv.us/osha/mech.htm http://dirweb.state.nv.us/OSHA/docs/LCB-R077-14-Adopted.pdf http://dirweb.state.nv.us/OSHA/docs/2015-01-22_CHAPTER455C_Compilation.pdf http://www.tuv-sud-america.com/us-en/tuev-sued-america/about-tuev-sued-america To get a quote: Email: fatari@tuvam.com Tell us how many units and the type.

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