North Carolina elevator safety upgrade in rentals homes advancing

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The Associated Press recently reported on the advancement of legislation in the state Senate that is paramount to an invaluable principle that is at the core of work conducted in the elevator industry safety standards. The bill dictates that all elevators in cottages and/or related short-term housing rentals will be required to have space guards that close the gap between the elevator car and the elevator landing doors.

Check out the proposed NC House Bill here.

Several months ago, ElevatorInfo covered IUEC General President Frank Christensen releasing a statement praising a recall on home elevators due to this same issue, as well as commending U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and other advocacy groups for their efforts on improving safety on home elevators.

The full space guard article from the Associated Press can be viewed at