Elevator UnitTN Department of Labor & Workforce Development
About Elevator Unit of the Workplace Regulations & Compliance Division
The Elevator Unit inspects every device, such as passenger and freight elevators, escalators, dumbwaiters, moving walks, ski lifts, sky lifts, and aerial trams. Each device is initially inspected for compliance with code, rules and laws adopted by the State of Tennessee to ensure they are installed properly. These devices are then inspected twice a year for the life of the device.
Inside the Elevator Unit
This page has links to the following: Permit Application for New Installations or Alterations to Existing Devices; Acceptance Requirements; and Acceptance Inspection Request Document.
This page lists the amount of various required fees. Inspection and operating permit fees apply to elevators, escalators, dumbwaiters, moving walk, ski lifts, sky lifts, aerial trans, etc.
Report an Accident
Cease operation of device and contact the Elevator Unit. An owner/operator must report any accident immediately involving serious physical injury or fatality involving elevators or other related devices.
This page lists the Elevator Inspector Chief and Elevator Inspector Assistant Chief and features a list of Tennessee elevator inspectors, the counties assigned to each inspector, and the inspectors' contact information. There's also a searchable list grouped by county.
Elevator & Amusement Device Safety Board
The advisory board provides technical expertise, grants or denies requests for variances, and promulgates rules that govern elevators, escalators, amusement devices, etc.
Elevator & Amusement Device Safety Board Rules
This links to the Rules of the Elevator & Amusement Device Safety Board (PDF), covering elevators, dumbwaiters, escalators, aerial passenger tramways, moving walks, and amusement devices.