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       Code Compliance

The Safety Code for Elevators and Escalators (ASME A17.1) requires that all elevators and escalators are to be equipped with a code data plate. The specifics of this requirement are found in Section 8.9 of the 2000 and later editions of the code to be used for inspections and tests. The requirement applies to all new, modernized and existing elevators, escalators, moving walks, dumbwaiters and material lifts. The requirements for code data plates became a part of the code in 1996.

The Code Data Plate provides specific code information for the elevator inspector to reference the proper code under which the equipment was installed and/or modernized. Alterations must be specific and reference the proper requirements in Section 8.7. Plates manufactured by CodeDataPlate.com are designed to meet these code requirements.

In addition to Code Data Plates we also provide inspection tags, crosshead plates and many other products that are specific to the code. A jurisdictional database has been developed by CodeDataPlate.com to allow us to provide accurate code information to our customers in the form of required data plates, tags and signs.

What's New

Periodic Inspection Tags Updated

The ASME A17.1-2016 code became effective May 30, 2017 and is adopted immediately by several jurisdictions. We have revised the periodic tags to include the 2016 requirements, but they remain applicable for inspections under earlier editions of the code.

CodeDataPlate adds Smart Tech Elevator, LLC as West Coast Representative and Marketing Partner

In 2017 CodeDataPlate.com added Smart Elevator Tech, LLC as West Coast Distributor and Marketing Partner. Smart Elevator Tech provides engineering solutions with unique products such as the Retracta Ladder®. Complete information is available by clicking on the link.

CodeDataPlate adds MCP to its Products

CodeDataPlate.com has acquired the rights to the Written Maintenance Control Program effective immediately. The links to the product description and the website are found on both this page and the Products page.

Product News


Since 2008 CodeDataPlate.com has provided inspection tags in accordance with the latest requirements of of the A17.1 Code. These tags are available in Category 1 and 5 for Traction and Hydraulic Elevators and for Escalators and Moving Walks. These tags have now been added to our Products pages. These products, including all company templates, have been updated in 2010 and again in 2012 to reflect the A17.1a-2008, A17.1b-2009 and A17.1-2010 changes in testing requirements. In 2011 Special Appendix K Compliant Periodic Inspection Tags and Rope Resocketing Tags were added for our NYC customers. We now also offer special Acceptance Tags for the tests specified for New Installations and for Alterations in Section 8.10 of A17.1 and these will also meet the Acceptance Tag requirements of the 2013 code.

In 2010 we added Distributors in both New York City and Chicago. These Distributors offer counter service to further assist Elevator Contractors. Further information is available from the Contact button. We will continue to work directly with Elevator Contractors for other needs as well as with Colleges and Universities and other large owners who have elevator shops. In 2011 we also added a Retail Distributor to provide services to other owners who wish to order their own plates.

In 2011 the Inspectors page, Kit page and Other Plate pages have all been updated to reflect products which you have asked for over the past few years. The Other Plates page Order Form will take you directly to the Professional’s page where all Standard Plates we stock are listed. There is also the link from the Standard Plate page. Special Plates have been added for New York and Chicago existing modernizations which require Code Data Plates but where the alteration information is limited.

In 2012 CodeDataPlate.com first teamed up with Vertical Assistance, LLC to offer a Written Maintenance Control Program. This product is designed for independent Maintenance Companies and Owners to help them meet the MCP requirements which first came into the A17.1 code with the 2000 edition. Complete information is available by clicking on the link.

Additional information has been provided for Jurisdictional and Private Inspectors on the Inspectors page including links to presentations made to industry groups. This information is periodically updated.

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