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Elevator Commissioning Checklist

An elevator commissioning checklist aims to clearly detail elevator specifications and accurately measure the elevator ride quality. This checklist includes general information of the elevator ride quality measurements and their boundaries to provide evidence that it performs according to its intended function. Start by specifying the elevator type, capacity, rated speed, and more, then examine the elevator well and pit, machine room, elevator car, and control station.
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Elevator Commissioning Checklist
Elevator Type
Capacity (Person/Load)
Rated Speed (m/s)
Total Number of Entrances
Location of Designated Point of Entry
Floors served
Location of Machine Room
Elevator Car Dimension (width x depth x height)
Rated Supply Voltage (kW)
Type of Protection Against Uncontrolled Car Movement
Overspeed Governor
Overspeed Governor (shall be of the centrifugal type operating at a speed at least equal to 115 % of the rated speed, where the means of adjusting the overspeed governor shall be sealed)
Safety gear for the elevator car (shall be tripped by its own overspeed governor, where tripping of safety gears by devices which operate electrically, hydraulically or pneumatically is not allowed)
Operation of the overspeed governor (motor control and brake control circuits shall be opened before or at the same time as the governor trips)
Elevator Well & Pit
Stoppers (shall be provided on ends of guide rails)
Guide rails and fixing
Guide shoes
Suspension rope termination including compensating chain/rope
Traveling cables (shall be properly fixed with no twist or kink while traveling)
Function of interlock among emergency doors and electric safety device
Function of submersible pump in elevator pit
Cleanliness and dryness of elevator pit
Elevator Machine Room
Motor Type complied with approved document
Provision for protection of Traction Sheaves, Pulleys and Sprockets
Seismic Sensors (shall be capable of detecting the primary wave and secondary wave of an earthquake and provide the protection against earthquake as specified in clause C14.10 of the GS) with audio & visual alarm on supervisory panel
Provisions for Post-voltage-dip operation
Digital multi-function metering devices installed
Machine Room-less Elevator
Lockable elevator equipment cabinet with hinged doors outside elevator well for housing controls, devices, panels and facilities that is accessible by authorized persons only and can be locked without a key from outside and bears a warning notice
A window of the control panel for observing overspeed governor and motor brake.
The platforms and works areas inside the elevator well shall be adequate and able to support the weight of at least two persons and additional tools and equipment for carrying out the maintenance and repair.
A suitable lockable container for storage of facilities, together with clear instructions on the method for releasing the brake and moving the elevator car in an emergency
Elevator Car
Means provided to minimize the risk of dragging children’s hands into gaps between car door panels and uprights.
Height of detection devices for re-opening of elevator door follows requirements
Automatic switching off of Ventilation Fan, Air-conditioning and Lighting inside an elevator car within an adjustable period of 2 minutes to 15 minutes after the last registered call is answered
CCTV camera
Monitor for information display system
Stainless steel drain water storage tank for goods elevator installed in markets and abattoirs
Emergency exit
Stainless steel load plate (no. of persons & kg)
Stainless steel “No smoking” and "In case of fire, do not use the elevator" notice
Overload device (shall be tested where floating car platform type device is not acceptable)
Full load device (floating car platform type device not acceptable)
Control Station
Call button with acceptance signal
“Door open” & “Door close” push buttons
Audible & visible signals for overload
Alarm push button with protection from being operated accidentally
An emergency alarm push button together with a buzzer, an indication light for acknowledgment and an intercom provided in the elevator car and connected to the building management office or the caretaker’s office which shall be equipped with a buzzer, an indication light and an intercom connected to the elevator car(s)
All lift control buttons with a minimum dimension specified in particular specification
Tactile markings of high contrasting color as specified in particular specification
Voice annunciator for indicating the stopping floor
Illuminated visual indicator for indicating the direction of elevator car travel and the position of the elevator car
Emergency key switch for bed/passenger elevator
Light switch, alarm reset switch, fan switch and cleaner’s stop-switch (shall be in the form of key switches or housed in a recessed metal box with hinged or sliding lid which shall be key-locked)
Non-stop button & key-operated attendant control switch for elevators with attendant control
Elevator Ride Quality
No presence of sound sources extraneous to the normal operation of the elevators or the building plant and equipment (e.g. building environmental noise, audible construction, refurbishment or cleaning work etc.)
All building plant and equipment, including the adjacent elevator(s), in normal service
Documentary evidence or calculation proof provided to demonstrate that the feet of the instrumentation exert pressure on the floor of not less than 60 kPa
Elevator ride quality measurements boundaries
1) at least 0.5 s before commencement of door close operation at the departure terminal floor; 2) full travel of the lift from terminal to terminal; and 3) at least 0.5 s after completion of door open operation or cessation of lift motion at the arrival terminal floor, whichever occurs last
At least one complete UP run and DOWN run measured
General information of measurements
Includes: - date and time of the measurement; - instrument identification number and the date of last calibration; - name(s) and affiliation of the persons present during measurement; - status of any equipment as defined; - building type; - lift number; - departure and arrival terminal floor designations; - direction of travel; and - distance of travel
Additional Comments
Checked by
Witnessed by
Contractor Name & Signature
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Please note that this checklist template is a hypothetical appuses-hero example and provides only standard information. The template does not aim to replace, among other things, workplace, health and safety advice, medical advice, diagnosis or treatment, or any other applicable law. You should seek your professional advice to determine whether the use of such a checklist is appropriate in your workplace or jurisdiction.
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