WSR 05-02-030

INTERPRETIVE AND POLICY STATEMENT

DEPARTMENT OF

LABOR AND INDUSTRIES

[ Filed December 30, 2004, 9:52 a.m. ]

In accordance with RCW 34.05.230(12), following are the Policy and Interpretive Statements issued by the department for November 2004.

If you have any questions or need additional information, please call Carmen Moore at (360) 902-4206.


POLICY AND INTERPRETIVE STATEMENTS


Specialty Compliance Services Division


Elevator Licensing, Hours for Certification, Policy #04-01

When you apply for an elevator mechanics license and your work experience was in the elevator industry, you will be given credit for all verifiable hours that are properly submitted to the Department of Labor and Industries. For purposes of this policy, 1,800 hours of employment is considered one-year.

For example, if you are applying for a Category 01 license, you must have minimum of three years experience or 5,400 hours. This new policy was issued November 16, 2004.

Contact Person: Christine Swanson, Mailstop 4400, phone (360) 902-6411.


Elevator Licensing, Exemption, Policy #04-02

1. RCW 70.87.270 (1)(a) states that licensing requirements do not apply to the maintenance of conveyances in facilities in which:

a. Agricultural products are stored;

b. Food products are processed;

c. Goods are manufactured;

d. Energy is generated; or

e. Similar industrial or agricultural processes are performed.

2. As long as the conveyance is not accessible to the general public, maintenance can be performed by a qualified individual who is employed by the employer.

For purposes of this policy, subcontractors and vendors are not considered the general public. This new policy was issued November 16, 2004.

Contact: Christine Swanson, Mailstop 4400, phone (360) 902-6411.


Elevator Licensing, Temporary License Policy #04-03

RCW 70.87.250 allows for a temporary elevator mechanic license. This license will be issued to qualified individuals certified by a licensed elevator contractor. This license is valid for thirty days from issuance and for the specific geographic area split between the Cascade Mountains. Temporary licenses must be purchased for each side of the state. The department's Regions 1, 2, 3, and 4 are the west side of the state and Regions 5 and 6 are the east side of the state. This new policy was issued November 16, 2004.

Contact: Christine Swanson, Mailstop 4400, phone (360) 902-6411.

Carmen Moore

Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office