Due to ASME’s recent decision to discontinue their accreditation program for QEI certifying organizations, NAESA International has begun the process to seek accreditation through the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). ANSI is a private non-profit organization that oversees the development of standards for many different industries, including the elevator industry. The standards used in the elevator industry ensure a consistent, uniform groundwork for elevator personnel to work from, providing safer elevators, escalators, and other vertical transportation devices for the public as well as the workers themselves. It is NAESA’s goal to complete the accreditation process with ANSI well before ASME discontinues their accreditation program on December 31st, 2013 thereby relieving some of the effects ASME’s decision may have on elevator inspectors. NAESA has every intention to continue business as usual and hopes to make this transition as smooth and seamless as possible.
If you have any questions regarding this announcement please call us at 360-292-4968.
Felicity Wilkinson NAESA International 360.292.4968 www.naesai.org
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