Elevator Escalator Program
The Elevator Escalator Service provides administrative assistance, education, training, and awareness within the State of Oklahoma to ensure public safety when operating an elevator or escalator.
The program strives to provide professional, reliable and efficient service for those governed and affected by elevator and escalator industries in compliance with state statutes, in order to promote a safer Oklahoma.
The Department of Labor, in order to protect public health and safety, has jurisdiction to ensure that elevators, escalators, moving sidewalks and similar devices are installed, maintained, and regularly inspected in compliance with recognized safety standards and codes. All elevator contractors, elevator mechanics and elevator inspectors are required to be licensed by the state. Elevator inspectors must be licensed, pass national standards evaluations, and obtain continuing credits. The program conducts an annual summit that informs industry members of changes to statutes/rules as well as industry trends and safety concerns.
This program works to ensure the safe installation, operation, service, and repair of all eligible elevators and escalators in the state, except for the City of Oklahoma City, which conducts its own inspections. Inspectors are responsible for annual, biennial, or triennial inspections of over 6,200 elevators in the state.