As one of the leading elevator consulting firms in the United States, we get a lot of questions from building owners, investors, and even REITS about elevators and vertical transportation assets. One of the more common is, “What is a Maintenance Control Program or MCP?”
In this blog post, we’ll discuss what an MCP is and how it relates to regulatory requirements for elevators. If you’re looking for an elevator consulting firm, reach out to us for a consultation. We bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the table, helping building owners, managers, and even investors by analyzing what’s going on with their elevators and other vertical transportation assets.
A Maintenance Control Program
A maintenance control program or MCP is part of the code in ASME A17.1/CSA B44 Safety Code for Elevator and Escalator Safety section 8.6. This requires that a maintenance control program (MCP) is present for each conveyance. A conveyance is an elevator, escalators, lift, dumbwaiter, moving walkway and the like.
The Safety Code for Elevators and Escalators, ASME A17.1/CSA B44, states that a conveyance owner must have a Maintenance Control Program in place for their conveyance(s).
The building owners and their agents, i.e., the property managers, should be fully aware of the maintenance control program (MCP). It is the building owner’s responsibility to make sure that a maintenance control program (MCP) is being implemented and followed by the elevator service provider. It is a misnomer that the elevator service provider is responsible for the maintenance control program. It is the building owner’s responsibility to make sure that the elevator service provider follows the code required maintenance control program (MCP) and that there is proof of adherence. The building owner should check with the local Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) to make sure that they are following the right record-keeping, safety requirements, and maintenance for their elevator, escalators, lifts, etc. The building owner must also know which ASME A17.1/CSA B44 code year the Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) is following to ensure full compliance. A missing or incomplete maintenance control program (MCP) is a common inspection violation which can usually be correlated with proper maintenance not being performed on the conveyances jeopardizing the safety of individuals riding the elevators, escalators, lifts, etc. A Maintenance Control Program (MCP) is easily implemented.
Reach out to an Elevator Consultant
We at The Elevator Consultants can help you with your elevator and vertical transportation assets. As part of this process, we can assist with the requirements of a Maintenance Control Program. Reach out for a consultation with us, today.