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39-8603.  Definitions. As used in this chapter, the terms defined in this section shall have the following meanings unless the context clearly indicates another meaning:
(1)  "Administrator" means the administrator of the division of building safety for the state of Idaho.
(2)  "ANSI" means the American national standards institute.
(3)  "ASME" means the American society of mechanical engineers.
(4)  "Conveyance" includes elevators, escalators, moving walks, platform lifts, material lifts, and dumbwaiters.
(5)  "Division" means the Idaho division of building safety.
(6)  "Dumbwaiter" means a hoisting and lowering mechanism equipped with a car of limited size that is used exclusively for carrying materials and that moves in guide rails and serves two (2) or more landings.
(7)  "Elevator" means a hoisting or lowering machine equipped with a car or platform that moves in guides and services two (2) or more floors or landings of a building or structure.
(8)  "Escalator" means a power-driven, inclined, continuous stairway used for raising and lowering passengers.
(9)  "Installation" means a complete conveyance including any hoistway, hoistway enclosures and related construction and all machinery and equipment for its operation.
(a)  "Existing installation" means an installation that has been completed or upon which construction was commenced prior to July 1, 2004.
(b)  "New installation" means any installation not classified as an existing installation by definition, or an existing conveyance moved to a new location subsequent to July 1, 2004.
(10) "Maintenance" means a process of routine examination, lubrication, cleaning, adjustment, and replacement of parts for the performance in accordance with applicable code requirements.
(11) "Major alteration" means any change to equipment or other maintenance, repair or replacement where work is defined by any applicable code requirement.
(12) "Material lift" means a hoisting and lowering mechanism normally classified as an elevator, equipped with a car that moves within a guide system installed at an angle of greater than seventy degrees (70°) from the horizontal, serving two (2) or more landings, for the purpose of transporting materials that are manually or automatically loaded or unloaded.
(13) "Modernization" means the replacing or upgrading of any major operating component(s) of a conveyance.
(14) "Moving walks" means a type of passenger-carrying device on which passengers stand or walk and in which the passenger-carrying surface remains parallel to its direction of motion and is uninterrupted.
(15) "Owner" includes the designated agent or representative of the owner.
(16) "Platform lift" means a hoisting and lowering mechanism that moves within a guide system and serves two (2) or more landings and may include vertical or inclined platform lifts used by persons who are mobility impaired.
(17) "Private residence" means a separate dwelling or a separate apartment in a multiple dwelling occupied only by the members of a single family unit.
(18) "Qualified elevator inspector" or "QEI" means a person who is currently certified by the National Association of Elevator Safety Authorities International (NAESA International) accredited certifying organization as meeting the requirements of the ASME QEI-1 Standard for the Qualification of Elevator Inspectors and who is employed by or under contract to the division of building safety.
(19) "Repair" means the process of rehabilitation, upgrading or replacement of parts that are basically the same as the originals for the purpose of ensuring performance in accordance with the applicable code requirements.
(20) "Replacement" means the substitution of a device or component in its entirety with a new unit that is basically the same as the original for the purpose of ensuring performance in accordance with the applicable code requirements.

[39-8603, added 2004, ch. 359, sec. 1, p. 1068; am. 2020, ch. 99, sec. 1, p. 258.]

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