Elevator Maintenance Control Program [A Simple Guide]

Elevator Maintenance Control Program

If you’re looking for more information on elevator maintenance control programs, then you’ve come to the right place.

This quick guide will review all the details you need to know. Plus, we’ll show you free samples from different sources.

Let’s get started.

What is an Elevator Maintenance Control Program (MCP)?

An elevator maintenance control program (MCP) is a document created for each elevator that lists schedules and tasks for elevator service, examinations, and tests. An MCP is designed to prevent elevator failure, maximize reliability, and improve safety.  

How Can I Find Free Examples?

Below is a list of free samples.

Is an Elevator Maintenance Control Program Required by Code?

Yes.  The elevator safety code states that elevator owners must have a program in place.  The MCP must be stored in a central location accessible by elevator personnel.  

Elevator MCP

Where Should I Store the MCP Documents?

The MCP should be stored near each elevator controller.  If your local code allows electronic storage, then instructions to locate the electronic copies should be stored near the elevator controller. 

Who is Responsible for Providing and Maintaining the Files?  

The elevator owner is responsible for the MCP.  However, it’s standard for elevator owners to hire elevator companies to manage the written document.  In this case, MCP responsibilities should be clearly listed in the elevator maintenance contract.  

What Happens When Paperwork is Missing?

If an elevator inspector is not able to locate the MCP, the elevator will fail the inspection. The missing MCP will be listed in the citation. 

Which Elevators Need an MCP?

The elevator code is built for all elevators. It is required for older equipment, newer equipment, LULAs, dumb waiters, freight elevators, traction elevators, hydraulic elevators, moving walks, and escalators. 

When Did an Elevator Maintenance Control Program Become Code?

The code began with the A17.1b-2003 edition. Each location adopted the law at different times.

Have you failed an inspection for not having an MCP? Comment below to share how you handled it.

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