2013 ORS § 460.005¹
Definitions for ORS 460.005 to 460.175

As used in ORS 460.005 (Definitions for ORS 460.005 to 460.175) to 460.175 (Disposition of fees), unless the context requires otherwise:

(1) Alteration means a change or addition to equipment, other than the ordinary repair or replacement of an existing part of the equipment.

(2) Certified elevator inspector means an employee or representative of a casualty insurance company or companies who has passed the required examination and has been issued a certificate of competency as an elevator inspector by the Department of Consumer and Business Services.

(3) Elevator means a hoisting and lowering mechanism equipped with a car or platform that moves in guides, and that serves two or more landings, and includes but is not limited to dumbwaiters, escalators, manlifts, platform hoists, vertical parking units for motor vehicles and moving walks.

(4) Elevator contractor license means an authorization issued by the department under ORS 460.005 (Definitions for ORS 460.005 to 460.175) to 460.175 (Disposition of fees) for the licensee to engage in the business of installing, altering, repairing and maintaining elevators.

(5) Installation permit means a permit issued by the department for the installation, alteration or repair of an elevator.

(6) Minimum safety standards means safety standards provided by ORS 460.005 (Definitions for ORS 460.005 to 460.175) to 460.175 (Disposition of fees) or by rules adopted under ORS 460.005 (Definitions for ORS 460.005 to 460.175) to 460.175 (Disposition of fees).

(7) Moving walk means a power-driven, horizontal or inclined, or combination, passenger-carrying device, in which the passenger-carrying surface remains parallel to its direction of motion, and is uninterrupted.

(8) Operating permit means a permit issued by the department for the operation of an elevator.

(9) Platform hoist means a hoisting and lowering mechanism equipped with an open platform that moves in a substantially vertical direction and that travels a limited distance above or below a building floor or dock level.

(10) Provisional operating permit means a permit issued by the department on the basis of a variance from the minimum safety standards under ORS 460.005 (Definitions for ORS 460.005 to 460.175) to 460.175 (Disposition of fees).

(11) Temporary operation authorization means an authorization issued by the department to operate an elevator for a specified period pending the issuance of an operating permit. [1961 c.427 §3; 1963 c.330 §1; 1971 c.753 §50; 1973 c.528 §1; 1987 c.414 §31; 1993 c.744 §108; 2005 c.616 §1; 2005 c.758 §22; 2009 c.696 §1]