Residential Elevator Code Compliance Changes: What Customers Need to Know


When you're shopping for a residential elevator you shouldn't have to worry about safety.

The recent change to the residential elevator code was made to further enhance customer safety while the lift is in operation.

The proposed revisions make it virtually impossible for a small child to become trapped between the hoistway door and elevator door. The new code also ensures a general improvement to the safety of the elevator itself.


Enjoy the peace of mind knowing your family and pets are safe with a compliant elevator


Residential elevators should be held to strict safety standards, and it's important for you to know the difference between a compliant elevator and one that is not.

You can find out by visiting the manufacturer's website first, and then speaking to a dealer who sells that particular brand's elevators.

You should always get confirmation that the elevator you are purchasing complies with ASME 17.1-2016, and ask whether it has any additional safety features available.

You and your loved ones deserve to be safe, and you should make certain that your residential elevator company and dealer feel the same way!

Safety Code FAQ


Q. I've just had an elevator installed. How do I know if it's compliant with these new changes?


Contact the dealer from whom you have purchased the elevator, or contact the manufacturer. They will be able to tell you whether your elevator includes any additional safety features and whether your specific model is compliant with the new code changes.

Q. What are the basic benefits of the new code?


The changes reduce the amount of available space between the hoistway door and car door, to prevent entrapment and injury of small children between the hoistway door and the car door.