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Inspection Handbook, 8th Edition

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Author: John W. Koshak
Publication Date: 2024



The new 8th edition is a convenient field reference. It has just been released and is now available to purchase in either print or digital.

This 8th Edition is intended for the experienced, knowledgeable Elevator Personnel as defined in ASME A17.1/CSA B44.

References to the code refer to ASME A17.1/CSA B44 Safety Code for Elevators and Escalators and ASME A17.3 Safety Code for Existing Elevators and Escalators. Where A17.3 is referenced, the edition in which the requirement first appeared is identified. The rule/requirement number is given in the referenced edition.

Items are referenced to the ASME A17.2-2017 Guide for Inspection of Elevators, Escalators and Moving Walks.

Print or Digital | 145 Pages

Author Bio

John Koshak entered the elevator industry in 1980 in San Francisco, rising to adjuster for Westinghouse, adjuster and supervisor for Dover Elevator, service adjuster and route mechanic for Amtech Elevator. In 1996, he patented and developed the LifeJacket, and elevated to Vice President of Technical Support for Adams Elevator Equipment Company. In 2001, he joined Thyssenkrupp Elevator in a research and design capacity and then as Director of Codes and Standards. In 2008, he went full time into his consulting firm, Elevator Safety Solutions, LLC. In 2016, he founded eMCP, LLC to provide code compliant Maintenance Control Programs for owners and companies.

He holds several U.S. and foreign patents, authored two books, a novel in 2006 (The Pool Manager) and a technical book on the Maintenance Control Program in 2010 (Maintenance on New Equipment Designs), and has authored three Certified Elevator Technician (CET) Courses: Course 7, Unit 13 Construction Wiring, Equipment and Course 8; Unit 14 Hydraulic Theory and Installation; and Course 6, Traction Theory, Maintenance, Testing, and Safety. He has authored over 30 articles, including seven Continuing Education articles for Elevator World magazine.

He is currently an active member of the ASME A17 Standards Committee since 2005, and member of several ASME, CSA, UL and ANSI committees; a NAESA Certified Elevator Inspector, C2346 and Instructor, and a member of Elevator World magazine’s Technical Advisory Group and Board of Directors. He was formerly president of the International Association of Elevator Consultants (IAEC), a member of the NAEC Education Committee and the NAEC Board of Certification for the Certified Elevator Technician (CET) education program, chairman of the NAEC Codes and Standards Committee, and chairman of the Elevator Escalator Safety Foundation.

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