The Virginia Elevator Safety Association held a general meeting on July 29, 2015 at the Sentara Hospital, 100 Sentara Cr., meeting room in Williamsburg, Virginia from 9:00 AM to 1:30 PM.
The meeting was called to order by Secretary Mike Henley (Commonwealth of Virginia and the Pledge of Allegiance was conducted, along with an opening prayer.
Mike Henley reminded members that participants need to sign the sign in sheet. He also discussed current educational status items and different organizational responses. He reminded members that VAESA is still looking for an individual to coordinate continuing education at meetings. He gave an update on from the Building Code Academy Advisory Committee Meeting of March 31. He also indicated that the Elevator Inspector Module Committee members (for DHCD) were finalized and scheduled to meet in the upcoming months.
The initial meeting discussion involved updates and comments on the recent escalator fatalities.
The led into our educational topic – Escalator Step/Skirt indexing presentation, which involved the video by EIWPF and NAESA.
At conclusion of the video and discussion, the meeting took a lunch break from 12:15 to 12:45 PM.
After lunch break, the following general VAESA business and operational items were discussed with Dale Powers presiding:
The minutes were approved as email and posted on the website.
There was no balance report available as Treasurer Paula Johnson could not be in attendance.
No unfinished business remained.
Dale Powers gave an update on the next (future) Joint Conference event.
There were no volunteers for a continuing education coordinator.
Discussions on the issue of reporting code violations in elevator shafts (under other trade codes – non A17.1), and how it should be reported/violations issued. Examples were smoke/HVAC system dampers, fire alarm device distances/locations…
A motion to adjourn was passed and the meeting closed at 1:30 PM.