WRITTEN MAINTENANCE CONTROL PROGRAM
Section 8.6, Requirement 22.214.171.124.1
Beginning with the A17.1b-2003 edition of the A17.1 Safety Code Standard, a written maintenance control program is required for all equipment covered by Section 8.6, Maintenance and Testing. This includes, but is not limited to: Electric and Hydraulic Commercial Elevators, Electric and Hydraulic Private Residence Elevators, Roped-Hydraulic Elevators, Escalators, Moving Walks, Dumbwaiters and more.
Section 8.6 governs all equipment, new and existing, regardless of when it was originally installed or upgraded.
Requirement 126.96.36.199.1(a)(1) states that the maintenance procedures in the MCP shall be based on the equipment age, condition, accumulated wear, desgin and inherent quality of the equipment, usage, environmental conditions, improved technology, and more. A code compliant MCP is also required to have additional written documents that provide maintenance and testing procedures for unique or product specific equipment as well as logs that indicate when service, testing, replacement or repair actions are performed.
Creating a Code Compliant MCP is not an easy task.
A written MCP is required for each unit individually. "One-Size-Fits-All" does not apply when it comes to having a MCP for all of the equipment your company or organization owns or maintains. Additionally, the MCP is a living document. As conditions or maintenance procedures change, the MCP documentation needs to reflect those changes.
If the Elevator or Escalator your company owns or services is installed in a location governed by the applicable editions of the A17.1 Elevator and Escalator Safety Code a written Maintenance Control Program for each unit, individually, is required by code. Check with your local Authority Having Jurisdiction to confirm the requirement applies, then give us a call. Our experts are ready to answer your questions or concerns and help you with the process of creating and maintaining a WRITTEN MAINTENANCE CONTROL PROGRAM.
WMCP Form files simplify the process of creating a Maintenance Control Program (MCP) as required by Section 8.6 of the ASME A17.1 Elevator and Escalator Safety Code. WMCP Forms are designed for use by authorized Elevator Service Personnel or other persons responsible for creating a Maintenance Control Program.The requirements contained in Section 8.6 are referenced in each form specific to the type of equipment; Electric Elevators, Hydraulic Elevators, Escalators, Dumbwaiters, Moving Walks and more. Each individual WMCP Form can be reused as many times as needed. As conditions change or additional maintenance procedures apply, the document is easily updated and reprinted to maintain on-going MCP code compliance. WMCP Forms are available for virtually all types of Vertical Transportation Equipment that are required by Code to have and maintain a Written Maintenance Control Program.
In addition to the WMCP Forms, a "Logs and Procedures Supplement" is provided at no additional cost. The Supplement contains multiple templates for creating the many other documents that are required as part of a code compliant MCP. The Supplement also uses a pdf fillable-forms format that can be completed on a computer or by hand. All WMCP Forms are fully printable and can be saved to a hard drive or external device.
The WMCP Forms product was first introduced to the Elevator & Escalator Industry in 2012. Since then it has proven to be valuable asset to Elevator Service Companies, In-House Elevator Shops (Universities), and Consultants throughout the country with the process of acheiving overall Code Compliance by having and maintaining a written Maintenance Control Program.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
How can I be sure we need a MCP?
We already have a Service Contract. Why do we need a MCP?
Who is responsibile for creating and maintaining the MCP document?
Our elevator(s) were installed over 30 years ago. Why do we need this MCP now?
What is the difference between Maintenance Logs and a Maintenance Control Program?
Are dumbwaiters, Private Residence Elevators and Special Service Elevaotrs required to have a MCP?
I have 100 Hydraulic and 75 Electric Elevators we maintain. How many WMCP forms do i need?
How long does it take to fill out these forms?
Can i save the WMCP file to my computer?
Are these forms accepted as a Code Compliant MCP by my inspector?
The cost of the WMCP Forms are $600, with a discount for Elevator World Magazine subscribers. Contact us for details.
HOW TO ORDER:
To order your WMCP Forms contact us by phone, email, or use our order form to send us your requirements. A representative will be able to answer any questions you may have and discuss which WMCP forms are appropriate for the type of equipment and the current A17.1 Code editions based on the jurisdiction where the equipment is located. After your order is processed, your forms will be forwarded to your email account, with the CD's sent via USPS within 2-3 days.
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