NEII® is pleased to announce the launch of Performance Based Code (PBC) for Elevators web site - the one-stop web portal for information about the new Performance Based Safety Code for Elevators and Escalators, ASME A17.7/CSA B44.7

The new website was developed to help government decision makers, businesses, the media and the public learn how the PBC can complement the processes used by elevator regulators across the U.S.

The site will be updated continuously as jurisdictions adopt the PBC and as new FAQ's and other materials are added.

To access the Performance Based Safety Code for Elevators website click here.

NEII Podcast on the ASME A17.7/CSA B44.7
Performance Based Code for Elevator and Escalator Safety

What is the Performance-Based Code and what does it mean for elevator and escalator safety in North America? The first NEII podcast, available here, provides an educational introduction to the Performance-Based Code (PBC) and presents listeners with a more detailed understanding of the complexities and issues surrounding the PBC as well as adoption and implementation progress.

Throughout the podcast, NEII’s managing director, Ed Donoghue, interviews various industry experts about their views of the PBC, providing an easy, yet comprehensive overview of the code.

In Part 1 of the podcast, Jim Coaker, chairman of the ASME A17 Standards Committee and the ASME A17 New Technology Committee; Lou Bialy, director of Worldwide Codes & Standards for Otis Elevator Company, and the chair of the NEII Central Code Committee, discuss the origins and drafting of the PBC.

In Part 2, Accredited Elevator/Escalator Certifying Organizations (AECO’s) discuss their role in the enforcement and implementation of the PBC.

Finally, in Part 3, Jonathan Brooks, former chief inspector for the State of North Carolina, and Dean McLellan, president of NAESAi and an incident management specialist for the Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA) in Ontario, share their thoughts on the importance of the PBC.

PBC Podcast Download
NEII PBC Podcast Copyrighted © 2010, National Elevator Industry, Inc. National Elevator Industry, Inc. hereby grants a license to any company to reproduce in its entirety this podcast, provided that the reproduction includes the notation that the podcast is copyrighted by National Elevator Industry, Inc. and further provided that the podcast is not altered or modified in any manner. All other rights reserved.


  Jurisdictional Authority under the ASME A17.7/CSA B44.7 Performance-based safety code for elevators and escalators
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