(225 ILCS 312/5)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2028)
    Sec. 5. Purpose. The purpose of this Act is to provide for the public safety of life and limb and to promote public safety awareness. The use of unsafe and defective lifting devices imposes a substantial probability of serious and preventable injury to employees and the public exposed to unsafe conditions. The prevention of these injuries and protection of employees and the public from unsafe conditions is in the best interest of the people of this State. Elevator personnel performing work covered by this Act shall, by documented training or experience or both, be familiar with the operation and safety functions of the components and equipment. Training and experience shall include, but not be limited to, recognizing the safety hazards and performing the procedures to which they are assigned in conformance with the requirements of the Act. This Act shall establish the minimum standards for elevator personnel.
    The provisions of this Act are not intended to prevent the use of systems, methods, or devices of equivalent or superior quality, strength, fire resistance, code effectiveness, durability, and safety to those required by the Act, provided that there is technical documentation to demonstrate the equivalency of the system, method, or device, as prescribed in ASME A17.1, ASME A18.1, or ASCE 21.
(Source: P.A. 94-698, eff. 11-22-05.)