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No. 267 Order of Wuhan Municipal People’s Government
source:     2018-01-02

It is hereby promulgated that the Measures of Wuhan Municipality for the Administration of Elevator Safety have been adopted at the 155th Executive Meeting of Wuhan Municipal People’s Government on December 30, 2015, and shall be implemented as of March 1, 2016. 

  

  

Mayor:   Wan Yong 

January 27, 2016 

  

 Measures of Wuhan Municipality for the Administration of Elevator Safety 

 

  

Chapter One   General Provisions 

Article 1   With a view to strengthening the administration of elevator safety and protecting the safety of peoples lives and properties, these Measures are formulated in accordance with the Law of the Peoples Republic of China on the Safety of Special Equipment and in the light of the actual situation of this Municipality.  

Article 2   These Measures are applicable to the production (incl. manufacture, installation, renovation and repair), use, maintenance, inspection as well as relevant safety supervision and management of elevators in the administrative areas of this Municipality.  

The elevators as mentioned in these Measures include passenger (freight) elevator, escalator, moving walkway, etc. The specific scope is specified in the special equipment catalog and the technical code for special equipment safety formulated by the State.  

Article 3   The Municipal Peoples Government and the peoples governments at the district level (including the administrative committees of the Development Zones, the Scenic Spot and the Chemical Industry Park, the same below) shall strengthen their leadership over the elevator safety work and incorporate it into the appraisal scope of safe production responsibility system, and urge relevant departments to fulfill their responsibilities for the supervision and administration of elevator safety according to law and to coordinate in solving the problems existing in their work timely. 

The sub-district offices (the peoples governments at the township and town levels) shall urge elevator management entities to detect and report the hidden hazards in elevator use within their own jurisdictions, urge the forming of an elevator social supervisor system, organize and coordinate owners committees to raise funds for elevator repair, renovation and replacement.  

Article 4   The supervisory departments of special equipment safety at the municipal and district levels (incl. the Development Zones, the Scenic Spot and the Chemical Industry Park, the same below) shall exercise supervision and administration over the elevator safety under their own jurisdictions.  

The administrative departments of construction shall be responsible for the design review of elevator specifications and quantities of buildings as well as the supervision and administration of building quality, such as the conditions of elevator hoistway, motor room, pit, monitoring room, etc., and urge developers to fulfill their management responsibility for elevator safety before delivering elevators to elevator management entities. 

The departments of housing security and administration shall be responsible for guiding and supervising property service enterprises, which are entrusted to act as elevator management entities, to fulfill elevator management responsibility according to law, to set separate accounts for the daily operating maintenance of residential elevators and use the special fund for its designated use only, and to establish and use according to law the special residential maintenance funds in residential elevator repair, renovation and replacement.  

The public security organs shall be responsible for establishing elevator emergency rescue platforms to ensure timely rescue in the event of elevator malfunctions, and enabling information sharing with the supervisory departments of special equipment safety.  

The administrative departments of planning, work safety, industry and commerce, and pricing shall, in line with their respective roles, well perform the work related to the supervision and administration of elevator safety.  

Article 5    The special equipment industry association shall establish an industry self-discipline mechanism, develop an industry credit system, provide elevator safety publicity, technical training and safety evaluation service, collect and publicize such industry information as elevator maintenance hours and reference price, popularize elevator safety responsibility insurance, strengthen industrial exchanges, and promote a healthy development of the industry.   

Article 6   Entities specializing in elevator manufacture, use and maintenance are encouraged to purchase elevator safety responsibility insurance.   

  

Chapter Two   Production 

Article 7   An elevator manufacturer shall obtain a special equipment production license according to law, conduct production activities in accordance with the relevant national standards and technical code for safety, and be responsible for their elevator quality.  

Article 8   An elevator manufacturer shall, along with ex-works elevators, provide the related technical data and documents such as the design documents that conform to the technical code for safety, the quality conformity certificate, and the instructions on installation, use and maintenance, and set plates, safety warnings and instructions at the striking positions on elevators.    

Article 9   An elevator manufacturer shall fulfill the following duties:  

(1) to specify the warranty period for free repair and replacement of parts and components in case of elevator malfunctions;  

(2) to provid necessary spare parts and components, technical training and other technical assistance to elevator management entities;   

(3) to propose improvement suggestions to elevator management entities if finding out hidden hazards in follow-up surveys or enquiries of elevator safety; and 

(4) to suspend production and call back products immediately, to notify elevator management entities timely, and to report to the municipal supervisory department of special equipment safety, where unsafe identifiable defects exist due to design, manufacture or other causes.    

Article 10   Elevator installation, renovation and repair must be conducted by an elevator manufacturer or an entity entrusted by an elevator manufacturer that has obtained relevant qualifications. The aforementioned entrusted entity shall not transfer or transfer in disguised forms its elevator installation, renovation and repair businesses to a third party. 

Where an original manufacturer has canceled or no longer possessed the elevator manufacture license of the corresponding model, an elevator management entity may, upon consent of the elevator owner, entrust an entity with corresponding qualifications to conduct renovation or repair. In the event of renovation, a renovation entity shall inspect and debug an elevator in accordance with the technical code for safety, issue a quality certificate, replace the elevator ID label, and indicate the name of renovation entity, license number and renovation date on the ID label and the quality certificate, and shall be responsible for the safety performance of the elevator. In the event of repair, a repair entity shall be responsible for the repair quality.    

Elevator installation, renovation and overhaul must meet the requirements of the technical code for safety, and be supervised and inspected by special equipment inspection agencies. Elevators that fail to receive or pass supervision and inspection shall not be delivered for use.  

Article 11   An elevator installation, renovation or repair entity shall notify the supervisory department of special equipment safety at the district level of the time, location and content of the planned works; and the latter shall urge the former to file an application for elevator supervision and inspection.  

Article 12   For a construction project designed with elevators, the developer shall observe the relevant provisions and standards to ensure that the elevator specifications and quantity match the building structure and demand; ventilation and cooling facilities shall be installed in the elevator motor room to satisfy its environmental requirement; an elevator monitoring room shall be built, and the normal operation of communication alarms and monitoring circuits from the monitoring room to the elevator cars shall be ensured; it is encouraged to provide double-circuit and backup power, or equip an emergency outage leveling device. For a construction project whose elevators fails to meet the requirements, the administrative department of planning shall refuse to issue the permit of construction project planning, and the administrative department of construction shall refuse to issue the certificate of construction drawing review.  

Public traffic elevators conforming to the national standard shall be selected for escalators and moving walkways in public transport such as airports, docks, stations, rail transit terminals, pedestrian overpasses, pedestrian underpasses, etc..  

Article 13   Video monitoring facilities shall be installed in the elevators of public places including schools, kindergartens, hospitals, stations, rail transit terminals, pedestrian overpasses and pedestrian underpasses, airports, passenger docks, markets, sports venues, exhibition buildings and parks, as well as new residential buildings, and their normal operation shall be guaranteed; it is encouraged to install video monitoring facilities in the in-use elevators of existing residential buildings.  

Article 14    A manufacturer shall, along with elevators newly installed in this Municipality, provide monitoring devices with the functions of operating parameter acquisition and network remote transmission as well as standard data interfaces.  

An elevator maintenance entity shall, by use of Internet of Things and other advanced technologies, establish a remote monitoring system to exercise remote monitoring over the operation and maintenance of new elevators and in-use elevators of public places, and shall send the relevant information to a supervisory department of special equipment safety as required, and be responsible for the authenticity and integrity of such information. 

A supervisory department of special equipment safety shall establish a platform for elevator monitoring information system, which is networked with the remote monitoring system of elevator maintenance entities to supervise their operation.  

  

Chapter Three   Use 

Article 15   The owners of buildings are also the owners of the elevators in the buildings. They shall bear the corresponding obligations for the safe operation of elevators according to law, and specify the elevator management entities as provided by these Measures. 

The owners committees of residential buildings (quarters) shall strengthen their supervision over elevator management entities and fulfill the following responsibilities:  

(1) to supervise elevator management entities in their performance of safety management responsibility; 

(2) to specify, in the property service contracts with property service enterprises, the elevator operation maintenance charges under the property service charges, to set separate accounts for operating maintenance and to use the special fund for its designated use only, where property service enterprises are authorized to manage elevators;  

(3) to organize the fund raising for elevator repair, renovation and replacement; and 

(4) to select one owner as elevator social supervisor among the owners residing in the building units equipped with elevators, to supervise the daily operation of elevators and to timely report the hidden hazards to the persons in charge of elevator safety management.  

Article 16   Elevator management entities shall be responsible for elevator safety and fulfill their safety management responsibility. Elevators of which the management entities are not determined shall not be put into use. An elevator management entity shall be determined in accordance with the following rules:  

(1) Before delivering installed elevators to their owners, the developer is the elevator management entity; 

(2) For elevators with property service, the entrusted property service enterprise is the elevator management entity;  

(3) For elevators without property service or managed by another entrusted entity, if only one owner exist, such owner is the elevator management entity; if several owners exist, the owners shall jointly determine the elevator management entity through discussion; if discussion fails, the local sub-district office (the local peoples government at the township or town level) shall urge the owners committee (owners) to specify the elevator management entity;  

(4) In the lease contract of a site where elevators are equipped, the elevator management entity shall be specified; if the contract fails to specify or explicitly specify the elevator management entity, the elevator owner shall be the management entity. 

Article 17   An elevator management entity shall, within 30 days of the first use of elevators, go through the formalities for use registration with the supervisory department of special equipment safety, and obtain the registration certificate for elevator use. 

In the event of change of an elevator management entity, the new elevator management entity shall, within 30 days of the change, go through the formalities for change registration with the supervisory department of special equipment safety. 

For unserviceable elevators, an elevator management entity shall, within 30 days of the discard, go through the formalities for cancellation registration with the supervisory department of special equipment safety. 

In the event of damage, loss or information change of elevator use labels during their valid period, an elevator management entity shall apply for new labels with a special equipment inspection agency. In the event of change of the maintenance entity, an elevator management entity shall, within 15 days as of the change, apply for new elevator use labels on the strength of the maintenance contract. 

Article 18   An elevator management entity shall apply for periodic inspection with a special equipment inspection agency one month before expiry of the valid period for passing the previous inspection. Elevators failing to receive or pass periodic inspection shall not be used.   

Article 19   An elevator management entity shall fulfill the following safety management responsibilities:  

(1) to establish and strictly execute the safety management system, and to form complete safety technical archives;  

(2) to set up a safety management department or recruit safety management personnel who have corresponding qualifications as provided;  

(3) to entrust an elevator maintenance entity, which has obtained the qualifications according to law, with daily elevator maintenance, and to sign with it a maintenance contract effective throughout the inspection cycle; 

(4) to ensure normal communications between the elevator communication and alarm devices and the safety management department or the persons-on-duty; 

(5) to organize elevator safety propaganda and post safety precautions, warnings, rescue phone number and use signs at striking positions on elevators;  

(6) to supervise and cooperate in elevator installation, renovation and repair, and to arrange safety management personnel to supervise and confirm the maintenance work of maintenance entity on site;  

(7) to organize elevator manufacture and maintenance entities to remove the hidden danger immediately, and report to the supervisory department of special equipment safety at the district level, in the event of suspension of elevator use due to hidden danger, posting signs of hidden danger at striking positions;   

(8) to take measures immediately to comfort and rescue trapped passengers in the event of trapping of elevator passengers, or to notify the elevator maintenance entity immediately to offer on-the-spot rescue if incapable of emergency rescue;  

(9) to formulate an emergency plan and organize regular drills; and  

(10) other safety management responsibilities as specified by laws, regulations and technical code for safety.  

Article 20   For elevators at such public places as airports, docks, bus stops, rail transit stations, pedestrian overpasses and underground passages, an elevator management entity shall entrust the manufacturer or a qualified entity that has obtained the consent of the manufacturer to conduct maintenance. In rush hours, an elevator management entity shall assign special watch at key places, control passenger flows and guide elevator passengers to ensure their safety.  

Article 21   Hospital elevators for the use of patients, sightseeing elevators with a speed of or above 2.5 m/s and other elevators that must be operated by elevator drivers as required by the technical code for elevator safety shall be operated by elevator drivers who have obtained the professional qualification certificate.  

Article 22   The number of safety management persons assigned by an elevator management entity shall match to the quantity of elevators under its management, in principle, one management person shall be assigned for every 50 elevators, or if the total quantity of elevators under its management is less than 50, at least one management person shall be assigned.  

An elevator management entity shall urge its elevator safety management personnel to fulfill the following responsibilities:  

(1) to inspect all elevators under their management at least once a day, and record the daily use of elevators truthfully, which shall be kept for at least two years; 

(2) to keep clear and intact the safety precautions, warnings, rescue phone numbers and elevator use signs in elevators;  

(3) during elevator installation, renovation, repair, inspection and test, to assist construction entities on the spot in their construction works and in implementing the safety measures;  

(4) to cooperate with maintenance entities in their work, and to sign and confirm their maintenance records;   

(5) to make decisions on suspension of use and report immediately to the persons in charge of the entity in the event of suspension of elevator use due to hidden danger; and 

(6) to organize on-the-spot rescue immediately after receiving a malfunction alarm, or to notify the elevator maintenance entity immediately to offer on-the-spot rescue if incapable of emergency rescue.   

Article 23   For a property service enterprise acting also as the residential elevator management entity, the daily operation and maintenance costs of elevators shall be disbursed from the property management costs. A property service enterprise shall set separate accounts for the daily operation and maintenance costs of elevators as agreed with owners committee, and use the special fund for its designated use only, and shall make the receipts and disbursements known to the owners once half a year.  

The daily operation and maintenance costs of elevators include maintenance cost, replacement cost for wearing parts, inspection cost, insurance, etc. 

Article 24   For a residential elevator requiring repair, renovation or replacement, the elevator management entity and the owners committee shall organize immediately, and the owners shall fulfill the duty of fund raise. Where the special fund for residential maintenance has been established, the Measures of Wuhan Municipality for the Administration of Special Funds for Residential Maintenance shall apply. Where the special fund for residential maintenance is not established or is insufficient, the elevator owners shall bear the costs based on the principle of those who benefit shall invest.  

If the hidden danger of a residential elevator is so serious that overhaul, renovation or replacement is the only solution, and the parties concerned fail to reach an agreement on the financing or improvement scheme, the local sub-district office (the peoples government at the township or town level) shall organize the elevator management entity, the owners representatives, the department of housing security and administration, and the supervisory department of special equipment safety to jointly determine through discussion the repair, renovation or replacement scheme as well as the financing scheme.  

Article 25   An elevator management entity shall, during decoration of elevator cars, take effective technical measures for safety protection, without affecting the safety performance of elevators, and shall, after finishing the decoration, notify the maintenance entity to test the elevators; only after the test proves the conformity to the national technical code for safety can the elevators be put into use.  

Article 26   An elevator passenger shall abide by the safety precautions and warnings in elevators, and shall not: 

(1) use an elevator whose unsafe status is clearly indicated; 

(2) open a landing door or car door by abnormal means;  

(3) destroy safety warning signs, alarm devices or elevator parts and components;  

(4) use an overloaded elevator; or 

(5) commit any other act that endangers the safe running or others safe use of elevators.  

  

Chapter Four   Maintenance  

Article 27   An elevator maintenance entity shall possess the qualification for elevator installation, renovation or repair, conduct daily maintenance work as agreed in contracts and required in the technical code for safety, and be responsible for the safety performance of elevators, and shall fulfill the following duties:  

(1) to formulate a daily maintenance plan, conduct half-month, quarterly, half-year and yearly maintenances as required in the plan, ensure a routine maintenance every 15 days, and fill out the maintenance and troubleshooting record truthfully;  

(2) to conduct self-inspection at least once a year, and issue a self-inspection report to an elevator management unit;  

(3) to establish archives for daily maintenance and self-inspection of elevators, which shall be kept for at least 4 years;  

(4) to use replacement parts and components that meet the design and use requirements and have quality certificates, as well as safety parts that have acceptable type test reports;  

(5) not to transfer or subcontract, or to transfer or subcontract in disguised forms its daily maintenance business;  

(6) not to set technical barriers that may affect the normal operation of elevators;  

(7) to assist an elevator management entity in formulating an elevator safety management system and an emergency rescue plan, and to cooperate with a special equipment inspection agency in regular inspections of elevators; and 

(8) other safety management duties as specified by laws, regulations, rules and the technical code for safety.  

Article 28   An elevator maintenance entity who has identified any hidden danger of elevators shall clear the danger timely, or if it is hard to clear the danger temporarily, submit a written solution to an elevator management entity. An elevator maintenance entity who has identified any serious hidden danger shall notify an elevator management entity to suspend the use of elevators and report to the supervisory department of special equipment safety at the district level.  

Article 29   An elevator maintenance entity shall establish a 24-hour on-duty system and set up an emergency rescue hotline. After receiving a passenger trapping report, an elevator maintenance entity shall immediately rush to the scene for rescue, and after completion of the rescue, report the trapping and rescue process to the supervisory department of special equipment safety at the district level within 24 hours. 

Article 30   An elevator maintenance entity specializing in daily maintenance in this Municipality shall enter such information as its name, qualification scope, domicile, operators, equipment conditions, clients, and emergency phone number into the municipal safety management information system for special equipment, and shall, in the event of information change, re-enter the information within 30 days as of the date of change, and be responsible for the authenticity and integrity of its information.    

  

Chapter Five   Inspection and Safety Evaluation 

Article 31   A special equipment inspection agency shall obtain a license according to law and conduct inspection as provided by the national technical code for safety. It shall issue an inspection report within ten workdays after completion of inspection, and be responsible for the authenticity and integrity of the results. 

A special equipment inspection agency shall use the municipal safety management information system for special equipment as required, send real-time equipment and work information to the municipal supervisory department of special equipment safety, and be responsible for the authenticity and integrity of its information.  

Article 32   A special equipment inspection agency shall, when identifying any hidden danger during elevator inspection, notify in writing the elevator management entity and the maintenance entity to take corresponding measures immediately, and when identifying any serious hidden danger, notify the elevator management entity in writing to suspend use and report immediately to the supervisory department of special equipment safety at the district level.    

Article 33   For an elevator involved in any of the following circumstances, the elevator management entity may entrust the special equipment industry association or the special equipment inspection agency to conduct the safety evaluation in accordance with the relevant technical standard or code, and to, based on the evaluation results, propose suggestions on whether it is normal for use or subject to repair, renovation or replacement.  

(1) having high malfunction rate that affects normal use;   

(2) requiring change of main parameters; or 

(3) other factors requiring safety evaluation.  

An elevator management entity shall post the evaluation results inside an elevator car or at a striking position of an entrance.  

Article 34   For an elevator that has been used for over 15 years, the elevator management entity shall conduct the safety evaluation; if the evaluation shows that the elevator can still be used, the elevator management entity and the maintenance entity shall increase the maintenance frequency and maintenance items based on the actualities of operation. 

  

Chapter Six   Supervision 

Article 35   The municipal supervisory department of special equipment safety shall formulate an annual inspection plan for elevator safety supervision and submit it to the Municipal Peoples Government for the record. The supervisory departments of special equipment safety at the district level shall, based on an annual inspection plan, exercise daily supervision and inspection on elevator manufacture, use, maintenance and inspection entities as provided.  

Elevators that have been used beyond the service life or frequency and that have been used for over 15 years as of the date of acceptance shall be deemed key targets for supervision and inspection.  

Article 36   The municipal supervisory department of special equipment safety shall select not less than 10% of the elevators in service every year and entrust qualified technical agencies to conduct special supervision and sampling check over their manufacture, maintenance and inspection, and shall make the results known to the public. The funds for supervision and sampling shall be guaranteed by the fiscal departments, and the supervision and sampling targets shall not be charged.  

Article 37   A supervisory department of special equipment safety shall, when discovering an act against laws, regulations and the technical code for safety or a serious accident potential of an elevator in service during its supervisory work, issue an instruction of special equipment safety supervision and order the entity concerned to make corrections and to eliminate the accident potential immediately. If an elevator manufacture, use management, maintenance or inspection entity fails to make corrections within a prescribed time limit, a supervisory department of special equipment safety shall interview the major persons-in-charge of such entity and impose punishment according to law, and with respect to an elevator with a serious accident potential, shall order the suspension of its use and seal it up according to law.    

Article 38   A supervisory department of special equipment safety shall strengthen the credit monitoring on elevator manufacture, management and maintenance entities, establish credit archives covering qualification scope, offence reports and complaints, field inspection, awards and punishments, accidents, malfunction rescues, drills, etc., and make them known to the public periodically. 

Article 39   When an accident arises, an elevator management entity shall organize troubleshooting and rescue, protect the accident scene, and immediately report to the supervisory department of special equipment safety at the district level and other relevant departments. A supervisory department of special equipment safety at the district level shall, after receiving an accident report, rush to the scene immediately to verify the information and then report to the superior authority as specified.  

For ordinary accidents, the municipal supervisory department of special equipment safety shall make investigation jointly with the supervisory and public security organs and the trade unions according to law, and submit the investigation reports to the Municipal Peoples Government. For accidents at or above the serious level, the relevant provisions of the State shall apply.   

Article 40   The peoples governments at the district level shall establish a special fund for elevator safety emergency, which is used for elevator emergency and accident handling under special circumstances.  

  

Chapter Seven   Legal Responsibilities 

Article 41   Where laws and regulations have provided otherwise on the punishment of the acts against these Measures, such provisions shall prevail.  

Article 42   An elevator manufacturer who violates the provisions of Article 9 of these Measures shall be ordered by the supervisory department of special equipment safety at the district level to make corrections within a prescribed time limit; if such violator fails to make corrections within the prescribed time limit, a fine of not less than RMB10,000 but not more than RMB20,000 shall be imposed.  

Article 43   An elevator renovation entity, who, in violation of the provisions of the second paragraph of Article 10 of these Measures, fails to replace product nameplates and indicate the relevant information after renovation shall be ordered by the supervisory department of special equipment safety at the district level to make corrections within a prescribed time limit; if such violator fails to make corrections within the prescribed time limit, a fine of not less than RMB10,000 but not more than RMB20,000 shall be imposed. 

Article 44   A developer or management entity of elevators in public places or new residential buildings who violates the provisions of Article 13 of these Measures shall be ordered by the supervisory department of special equipment safety at the district level to make corrections within a prescribed time limit; if such violator fails to make corrections within the prescribed time limit, a fine of not less than RMB1,000 but not more than RMB5,000 shall be imposed. 

Article 45   An elevator management entity who fails to fulfill its management responsibility in violation of the provisions of Article 17, Items (2) to (5) and Item (7) of Article 19, Item (1) of the second paragraph of Article 22, and Article 25 of these Measures shall be ordered by the supervisory department of special equipment safety at the district level to make corrections within a prescribed time limit; if such violator fails to make corrections within the prescribed time limit, a fine of not less than RMB1,000 but not more than RMB5,000 shall be imposed. 

Article 46   A management entity of elevators in hospitals who violates the provisions of Article 21 of these Measures shall be ordered by the supervisory department of special equipment safety at the district level to make corrections within a prescribed time limit; if such violator fails to make corrections within the prescribed time limit, a fine of not less than RMB1,000 but not more than RMB5,000 shall be imposed. 

Article 47   A property service enterprise who violates the provisions of Article 23 of these Measures shall be ordered by the department of housing security and administration at the district level to make corrections within a prescribed time limit; if such violator fails to make corrections within the prescribed time limit, its fault shall be recorded into the credit information archives for property service enterprises by the department of housing security and administration at the district level. 

Article 48   An elevator maintenance entity who violates the provisions of Items (1), (2) and (3) of Article 27 and Article 29 of these Measures shall be ordered by the supervisory department of special equipment safety at the district level to make corrections within a prescribed time limit; if such violator fails to make corrections within the prescribed time limit, a fine of not less than RMB1,000 but not more than RMB5,000 shall be imposed. 

Article 49   An elevator maintenance entity who violates the provisions of Items (4), (5) and (6) of Article 27 of these Measures shall be ordered by the supervisory department of special equipment safety at the district level to make corrections within a prescribed time limit, and a fine of not less than RMB10,000 but not more than RMB20,000 shall be imposed concurrently. 

Article 50   An elevator maintenance entity who violates the provisions of Article 30 of these Measures shall be ordered by the municipal supervisory department of special equipment safety to make corrections within a prescribed time limit; if such violator fails to make corrections within the prescribed time limit, a fine of not less than RMB1,000 but not more than RMB5,000 shall be imposed. 

Article 51   A special equipment inspection agency who violates the provisions of Article 31 and Article 32 of these Measures shall be ordered by the municipal supervisory department of special equipment safety to make corrections within a prescribed time limit; if such violator fails to make corrections within the prescribed time limit, a fine of not less than RMB1,000 but not more than RMB5,000 shall be imposed. 

Article 52   Where the supervisory departments of special equipment safety and other administrative departments and their functionaries, in violation of the provisions of these Measures, commit any of the following acts, their persons-in-charge directly responsible and other persons directly responsible shall be given punishment by the superior authorities or the supervisory authorities according to law: 

(1) failing to accept relevant applications, complaints, offense reports and accusations proposed by citizens, legal persons or other organizations;  

(2) illegally implementing administrative punishments;  

(3) illegally implementing administrative coercive measures such as sealing up or detention;  

(4) handling perfunctorily, delaying, or refusing to handle the cases transferred from other departments or assigned by the superior authorities; or 

(5) other acts of neglecting their duties or delaying their work.  

  

Chapter Eight   Supplementary Provisions 

Article 53   The definitions of terms used in these Measures:  

(1) Renovation means activities of changing the original main loading structure, mechanism (driving system) or control system of elevators by adopting the approaches of replacement, adjustment or retrofitting, whereby the performance parameters and technical indexes of elevators are changed. 

(2) Repair means activities of replacing original parts with new ones, or dismantling, processing or repairing original parts without changing the performance parameters and technical indexes of elevators. The specific scope shall be determined in accordance with the relevant provisions of the State.  

(3) Daily maintenance means activities of cleaning, lubricating, checking or adjusting elevators or replacing wearing parts to meet the requirements under the technical code and standard for elevator safety.  

(4) Elevator malfunctions mean incidents of losing required functions or endangering safety during elevator use due to certain reasons, such as the abnormity of control system, electromechanical components or safety protection devices, resulting in operation stop, passenger trapping, ascending to the top or collapsing to the bottom of elevator shaft.   

(5) Safety evaluation means activities that evaluation agencies, as entrusted by their clients for the purpose of elevator safety, conduct risk analysis and assessment by detecting the risks or hidden dangers existing in elevator equipment, management and/or daily maintenance, and propose reasonable and feasible safety countermeasures.   

Article 54   These Measures shall come into force as of March 1, 2016.  

  

  

   

 

 

To:

People’s governments at the district level, departments of the Municipal Peoples Government.

Office of Legislative Affairs of the Provincial Peoples Government.

General Office of the Municipal Party Committee, Wuhan Garrison Command, people’s organizations, Democratic Parties.

General Office of the Standing Committee of the Municipal People’s Congress, General Office of CPPCC Wuhan Committee, Municipal People’s Court and Procuratorate.

News agencies, enterprises and institutions affiliated to ministries.

General Office of Wuhan Municipal People’s Government

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