D&D Elevator on Tuesday, August 4, 2020 at 12:00:00 am
In the elevator field, safety has become a top-line topic as licensing standards are increasingly becoming law all around the country. In New York State, it’s the Elevator Safety Act, which requires the state Labor Department to license mechanics and others involved in elevator maintenance and other conveyance work, and to participate in more extensive education and training, to gain the knowledge, experience and expertise to provide the highest degree of safety. Because D&D historically has been widely regarded as a go-to resource for elevator safety and education, principals of the company, including President and CEO Bob Schaeffer, were called upon to participate in the formulation of the Act. Says Schaeffer: “For quite some time now – beginning many years before this bill was even envisioned – D&D has met or exceeded the standards that the law is now defining. Our mechanics have been and are trained using the CET™ (Certified Elevator Technician) program, which is ANSI and ISO accredited, and adheres to federal and state apprenticeship requirements. At D&D, education/training traditionally has been and continues to be a top priority as we deliver the highest level of experience and expertise to our customers.”
An elevator industry veteran, Schaeffer has throughout his career been a strong advocate for education. Among his many accreditations, he served as board president of the National Association of Elevator Contractors (NAEC) and, as Education Chairman, was instrumental in creating the CET certification. This nationally-recognized program provides the elevator industry with the means of obtaining and verifying knowledge and experience requirements related to compliance with industry codes, elevator and escalator specific technical theory, components, and competencies. Most recently, Schaeffer has established a 2,500-sq-ft Elevator Learning Center in Yonkers, NY, minutes north of New York City, with classes taught by highly-experienced and certified instructors.
For the ultimate in peace-of-mind, the experts at D&D Elevator right now stand ready to deliver service to you at the highest level of safety standards!
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New York State contains 10% of all elevators in the country, making it a prime area of concern. The state’s governor, Andrew Cuomo, has approved a bill (S.4080-C/A.4509) requiring the licensing of the state's elevator mechanics, but, in a deal worked out with the legislature, has delayed its taking effect until January 2022. The "Elevator Safety Act" requires the state Labor Department to license mechanics and others involved in elevator maintenance, other conveyance work, and to participate in more extensive education and training. The bill, which creates a thirteen-member Board of New York State Elevator Safety and Standards, is structured in two parts; part “A” requires the licensing of persons engaged in the design, construction, operation, inspection, maintenance, alteration and repair of elevators and other automated people-moving devices covering cities with a population of less than one million, while part B relates to the licensing of approved elevator agency directors, inspectors, and technicians performing elevator work in the City of New York.