State Mandated Preliminary Orders


Your lift is essential for getting from one place to another, so it’s frustrating when it isn’t working as it should. But the inconvenience may just be the first step, and a visit from California’s Safety Engineer could result in your elevator getting shut down altogether.

A preliminary order can stem from a mandatory state safety inspection. If the Safety Engineer finds that your lift is in violation of any codes, or requires repairs, you will be notified by the Department of Industrial Relations in your district by way of a preliminary order. Inside, you will find any corrections and repairs that need to be made, as well as contact information to get additional details.California Commercial Elevators

Infractions can show up for several reasons. Safety is often of the biggest concern, and the state might even shut down your elevator to avoid accidents until necessary repairs have been made. Your unit may also be shut down if you’re found to be using non-compliant equipment that doesn’t conform to state regulations.

When you receive a preliminary order, it’s in your best interest to have the matter resolved as soon as possible. That’s why you can rely on Diamond Elevator to get your lift back in service. We offer prompt accessibility and elevator repair and upgrades to make sure you’re complying with all applicable state regulations.

After receiving the state-mandated preliminary order, you will have 30 days to have it fixed.

  • 30 Days Following Preliminary Order: Additional letter received, no fines. DOSH Permit fee sent at the same time that MUST be paid IMMEDIATELY to avoid 100% fine at 31 days
  • 60 Days Following Preliminary Order: Additional letter received.
  • 90 Days Following Preliminary Order: Unit shut down, additional fines. Penalty and Fees double every 30 days if not paid on time.

At Diamond Elevator, we want you to avoid your unit being shut down. Since the state-mandated repairs must be completed by a reputable company, we are your solution!

We understand the importance of meeting state regulations, how to fulfill mandated requirements, and can get your lift within serviceable guidelines without undue stress or extra costs. Our team is made up of Certified Competent Conveyance Mechanics who are factory-trained and certified by local state organizations. They have extensive experience dealing with preliminary orders in the San Francisco or Los Angeles areas.

Our expertise is only matched by excellent customer service and our dedication to getting your equipment up and running again. We’ve been serving California for over 35 years and continue to grow and adapt to constant changes in regulations and machinery. If a preliminary order is keeping your elevator out of service, call us today.

We serve the San Francisco and Los Angeles area.

Call today for more information! (800) 439-9808

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We receive quite a few questions and inquiries on a daily basis. Please read this General Frequently Asked Questions About Home Elevator Installation in California before contacting us to see if your question is in there.

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