397-6  Safety inspection by qualified inspectors.  (a)  All safety inspections required under this chapter of boilers and pressure systems shall be performed by deputy boiler inspectors in the employ of the department who are qualified boiler inspectors and, when authorized by the director, may be performed by special inspectors who are qualified boiler inspectors in the employ of insurance companies insuring boilers or pressure systems in this State.

Terms Used In Hawaii Revised Statutes 397-6

  • Boiler: means a closed vessel in which water or other liquid is heated, steam or vapor is generated, steam or vapor is superheated, or any combination thereof under pressure for use external to itself, by the direct application of energy from the combustion of fuels, or from electricity or solar energy. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 397-3
  • Department: means the department of labor and industrial relations. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 397-3
  • Director: means the director of labor and industrial relations. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 397-3
  • Elevator: means a hoisting and lowering mechanism permanently installed in a structure, designed to carry passengers or authorized personnel, equipped with a car or platform which moves in fixed guides and serves two or more fixed landings. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 397-3
  • Elevators and kindred equipment: means elevators, escalators, dumbwaiters, moving walks, stage lifts, inclined lifts, personnel hoists, permanently installed material lifts, and any other similar mechanized equipment used to convey people in places other than a public right-of-way. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 397-3
  • National Board: means the National Board of Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspectors. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 397-3
  • Pressure vessel: means a closed vessel in which pressure is obtained from an external source or by the direct application of heat from a direct or indirect source. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 397-3

     (b)  A qualified boiler inspector is a person eligible for or in possession of a valid commission issued by the National Board of Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspectors, who has satisfied the requirements established by the department, and who has received from the director or the director’s authorized agent briefings and instructions regarding the rules pertaining to boilers and pressure systems in this State.

     (c)  All safety inspections required under this chapter of elevators and kindred equipment shall be performed by deputy elevator inspectors of the department who are qualified elevator inspectors and who are employed primarily for purposes of elevator and related inspection work.

     (d)  A qualified elevator inspector is a person who meets the criteria of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and the standards for the qualification of elevator inspectors of the American National Standards Institute and has satisfied requirements established by the department of labor and industrial relations.