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New Database

Effective September 16, 2013, all of our conveyance data was transferred to a new database. Due to technical issues, advance notices for expiring certificates of operation have not been issued. We should be able to begin generating these notices soon. If you receive a notice from OPS for a facility or equipment that does not belong to you, contact us.

The intent of the new database is to serve our customers more efficiently and effectively and we hope to be able to achieve this goal soon!

Witnessed Tests for Hydraulic Elevators

Reminder: All hydraulic elevator owners must submit documentation of a witnessed test to OPS before their Certificate of Operation expires in 2014. The annual safety test performed by the elevator mechanic is required to be witnessed by a third party conveyance inspector every five (5) years. Please refer to the Conveyance Test Witnessing guidance document for more information.

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Hydraulic Elevators with Single-Bottom Cylinders

Conveyance regulations required all hydraulic elevators with single-bottom cylinders (jacks) to have been mitigated by December 31, 2013. Most single bottom cylinders have been mitigated, but in instances where OPS records indicate that a single-bottom cylinder has not been mitigated and a mitigation settlement agreement is not in place, a Notice of Violation will be issued and fines will be assessed. For more information, please see the Single-Bottom Hydraulic Cylinder Mitigation guidance document, or contact Karen Klaversma at 303-318-8497 or karen.klaversma@state.co.us.

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Conveyances Located in City and County of Denver

Pursuant to a Memorandum of Agreement between OPS and the City and County of Denver, all conveyances within the City and County of Denver are under the jurisdiction of the Denver Fire Department as of July 1, 2013. For information about conveyances located in the City and County of Denver, or the City of Sheridan, please contact the Denver Fire Department Fire Prevention Division. The program manager is Mike Stewart and you can contact him at 720-913-3514 or michael.stewart@denvergov.org. You may also search the Denver Conveyance Database for more information.

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Approved Alternate Materials and Methods/Inspector Guidance

Inspectors and Contractors:  Alternate Materials and Methods Requests that have been approved by OPS are now posted on our website, along with the inspection guidelines for those materials or methods. Please contact Dave Harris at 303-318-8550 or davidl.harris@state.co.us if you have any questions.

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Inspector Training

Inspectors: The Conveyance Regulations require that, prior to OPS issuing you a Conveyance Inspector License in 2014, you pass an exam based on regulations and policy. OPS has developed a training program for inspectors that will be offered in conjunction with the exam. There is no cost to attend the training program or to take the exam. Contact Dave Harris at davidl.harris@state.co.us to register for the training and take the exam.  OPS is offering the training and exam at the OPS office (633 17th Street, Denver) on the following dates at the times listed.

  • April 18, 2014: 8:00 am to 1:00 pm
  • May 16, 2014: 8:00 am to 1:00 pm
  • June 13, 2014: 8:00 am to 1:00 pm

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Request a Visit

If you would like to schedule a time for Conveyance Program staff to call you or visit your facility or office to provide you with some guidance, you may now do so by completing the Request a Visit Form.

Once you complete the form, someone from the Conveyance Program will contact you to get more details and finalize the arrangements for your requested visit.

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