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- NH002 New Hire Probationary Program
- Semester 100 Trade Skills
- OSHA 10 Certification: Introduction to OSHA
- Introduction to Safety in the Elevator Industry
- Safety During Construction, Installation, Service, Repair, and Modernization
- American Heart Association Heartsaver® First Aid CPR AED
- Scaffold and Access Industry Association’s (SAIA) Competent Person Training for Framed Scaffolds
- Scaffold and Access Industry Association’s (SAIA) Training Program for Suspended Scaffolds
- Elementary Technical Mathematics: Review of Basic Mathematic Concepts
- Elementary Technical Mathematics: Measurement
- Introduction to Installation Drawings
- Detail Drawings and Material Specifications
- Hoistway Structures 200
- Electrical Fundamentals 300
- Review of Basic Mathematic Concepts
- Working with Measurement Prefixes and Units
- Fundamentals of Equations and Formulas
- Ratio and Proportion
- Electrical Safety
- Basic Electricity
- Understanding the Relationship Between Voltage, Current, and Resistance
- Basic Electrical Circuit Components
- Series Resistive Circuits
- Parallel and Series-Parallel Resistive Circuits
- Magnetism and Electromagnetism
- Alternating Current Theory
- Electrical Theory & Application 400
- Installation 500
- Planning, Piping and Wiring
- Piping and Wiring the Machine Room and Hoistway
- Piping and Wiring the Car
- Start-Up Procedures
- Passenger Elevator Door and Entrance Installation
- Elevator Cab Assembly and Door Operators
- Freight Elevator Doors and Gates
- Freight Door Operators
- Machine Room Maintenance
- Hoistway Maintenance
- Asbestos Awareness
- Solid State 600
- Power & Logic 700
- Advanced Topics in Elevators 800
- Installing and Servicing the Jack
- Piping and Temporary Operation
- Basic Hydraulic Theory
- Hydraulic Elevator Maintenance
- Escalator Components and Installation Procedures
- Moving Walk Components and Installation Procedures
- Service, Maintenance, and Repair
- Residential and LULA Elevators
- Residential and LULA Platform and Chair Lifts
- Rack and Pinion Hoists
- On-the-Job Learning (OJL)
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NH002 New Hire Probationary Program
New Apprentices serve a 12-month probationary period. During the first six months, they are required to successfully complete a probationary training course provided by NEIEP (NH002). All organized Apprentices are also required to complete NH002. Probationary Apprentices who have not completed NH002 are not eligible to attend RC semester training.
Unit 1: Introduction to Training & Awareness
Unit 2: Safety for Basic Tools & Tasks
Unit 3: Working Safely
Unit 4: Harassment & Discrimination in the Workplace
Unit 5: Financial Tools for the Trades
Unit 6: Customer Relations
Unit 7: Tools for Success: Critical Skills for the Construction Industry
Unit 8: Elevator Industry Work Preservation Fund for New Hires
Semester 100 Trade Skills
Apprentices who complete this semester are certified OSHA 10, hold a CPR card from the American Heart Association, and may challenge SAIA’s Scaffolding certification. The NEIEP units in this course build a framework for these safety certifications, concentrating on basic mathematics, measurement, and on-the-job safety training.
OSHA 10 Certification: Introduction to OSHA
Promotes safety culture through peer training. The training is participatory, hands-on, and tailored for elevator constructors. The 10-hour training program is primarily intended for entry-level workers and covers an overview of the hazards a worker may encounter on a jobsite. Training emphasizes hazard identification, avoidance, control, and prevention.
Introduction to Safety in the Elevator Industry
Apprentices will recognize industry-specific hazards, as well as identify proper safety equipment, PPE, and safety procedures associated with common power and hand tools as well as basic self-protective procedures and how to protect against potential environmental hazards on the jobsite. The importance of and need for lockout/tagout (LOTO) is stressed throughout the unit.
Safety During Construction, Installation, Service, Repair, and Modernization
Considers the need for barricades and overhead protection, workers’ rights and responsibilities, hazards specific to dumbwaiters, escalators and moving walks, and the importance of lockout/tagout (LOTO). Identifies hazards that might pose a threat to other workers and the public and describes steps that can be taken to mitigate those hazards. Includes a hands-on lab where apprentices identify and demonstrate safety gear given to them on the jobsite.
American Heart Association Heartsaver® First Aid CPR AED
Taught by AHA-certified instructors, this unit teaches students critical skills needed to respond to and manage an emergency until medical professionals arrive. Covers first aid; choking relief in adults, children, and infants; and what to do for sudden cardiac arrest in adults, children, and infants.
Scaffold and Access Industry Association’s (SAIA) Competent Person Training for Framed Scaffolds
SAIA’s Competent Person Training trains on the skills needed to erect and dismantle framed scaffolding and provides the knowledge to observe, correct, and prevent hazards associated with framed scaffolding and its use. Apprentices who successfully complete this course receive a Competent Person certification.
Scaffold and Access Industry Association’s (SAIA) Training Program for Suspended Scaffolds
Provides the knowledge to observe, correct, and prevent hazards associated with suspended scaffolding and its use. Apprentices who successfully complete this course receive a Hazardous Awareness certification.
Elementary Technical Mathematics: Review of Basic Mathematic Concepts
Covers basic math operations with whole numbers, fractions, decimals, and percentages and also covers the order of operations, how to calculate area and volume, and powers and roots.
Elementary Technical Mathematics: Measurement
Presents methods for how to approximate numbers, use vernier and micrometer calipers, perform basic operations for measurements, how to calculate relative error and percent of error, and how to read scales.
Introduction to Installation Drawings
Covers the basic elements found on a print then describes the different drawing methods such as orthographic projections and three-dimensional views. Explores the types of working drawings and job abstracts used in the industry, emphasizing the final layouts, which are the prints used for all installations. Includes PDF prints of final layouts for a geared traction installation and a hydraulic installation.
Detail Drawings and Material Specifications
Explores the mechanical drawings (custom, marked-up, standardized, and component) that give details about equipment installation or specific components. Includes descriptions of different classes of fits and the ways to measure clearances and tolerances. Also covers different types of threads, fasteners, and locking devices found on the job. Culminates with information on how to conduct a proper survey.
Hoistway Structures 200
Course 200 continues where course 100 left off in the instruction of fundamentals. It progresses to the basic structures of an elevator starting from the pit up.
Tools and Material Handling
Part one provides information on how to use basic tools, such as wrenches, screwdrivers, ladders, and scaffolds. Part two describes the different types of handling equipment encountered on the job and the proper methods for moving, handling, and storing materials.
Rigging and Hoisting
Introduces basic knots and different types of ropes used in the industry with a focus on safety and best practices. Apprentices will explore typical rigging devices such as chains, slings, hooks, and shackles. Concludes with a section on setting up hoist supports and how to properly conduct the rigging procedure through hand and audible signals
Introduction to Pit Structures
Demonstrates how components in an elevator pit are used and how to install them. Details the importance of elevator pit maintenance.
Introduction to Guide Rails
Defines the purpose of guide rails, the more common types of rails and sizes used, and some of the components and tools necessary for their installation.
Guide Rail Installation
Apprentices learn the installation process for guide rails from initial unloading to final alignment. Introduces important safety information when working in the hoistway. Presents the proper procedures for handling and storage including the differences between T-rail and formed rail preparation. Details initial steps of installation and emphasizes how to properly set and plumb the hoistway and rails. Describes how to compensate for building compression and alignment of the rails using the proper gauges and tools.
Machine and Sheave Installation
Covers basic information about the types of machines, sheaves, and beams found in the industry. Provides procedures for typical geared and gearless machine installations with deflector and secondary sheaves. To assist the apprentice, oversized prints accompany the installation procedures. Discusses additional installation procedures, including machine room floors for machines above and below, as well as installation procedures for MRLs. Describes different overhead sheave installations.
Elevator Control Equipment Installation
Introduces general machine room installation and safety requirements. Covers major components including governors, selectors/encoders, and control panels. Each topic includes functional descriptions as well as installation information.
Car and Counterweight Assembly
Familiarizes apprentices with car types, car assembly, car frame components, and car frame installation procedures; as well as counterweight theory, counterweight components, and counterweight assembly.
Identifies different types of safeties and describes their operation. Explains why compensating ropes and chains are used. Calculates the amount of weight needed to counterbalance an elevator car. Explains and describes the purpose and operation of a seismic derailment system.
Installing Suspension Means
Details the different types of ropes and belts that suspend the elevator car in the hoistway. Describes how suspension means are used in the industry, along with proper handling procedures. Presents details on wire seizing, socketing, embedment methods, and the use of rope wedge clamps. The procedures are based on current ASME Code. Concludes with descriptions of typical suspension means and compensation rope/chain installation procedures.
Inspecting and Replacing Suspension Means
Explores in detail the major procedures involved in re-roping and re-belting work. Topics include wire rope and belt inspection criteria, lubrication of wire rope, rouging, rope stretch, rope diameter, the process of ordering replacement ropes and belts, and setting up the job with the customer. Details work site setup, tools and rigging equipment, car and counterweight setup, tensioning and re-belting/re-roping procedures for both 1:1 and 2:1 configurations.
Electrical Fundamentals 300
Course 300 starts with an in-depth review of mathematics needed for electrical fundamentals. This course exposes the apprentice to basic electrical theory as applied to direct current and alternating current.
Review of Basic Mathematic Concepts
Covers basic operations for whole numbers, fractions, decimals, percentages, and roots as a foundation for later concepts. Explores exponential and scientific notation, as well as direct and inverse proportions.
Working with Measurement Prefixes and Units
Introduces the metric system including length, mass and weight, volume and area, time, current, temperature, as well as metric and U.S. conversion.
Fundamentals of Equations and Formulas
Apprentices will learn how to solve equations, as well as work with equations that contain variables, parentheses, formulas, and solve reciprocal formulas using a calculator.
Ratio and Proportion
Details how to express ratios, solve proportions, and understand how to write inverse variations.
Introduces basic concepts of electricity. Apprentices must be aware of the hazards of working with power, both in general as well as more specifically within the elevator trade. Engages the learner in recognizing, evaluating, and controlling hazards associated with electrical work.
Discusses the composition of matter and how it affects electricity. Explores important concepts such as current, voltage, and resistance. Prepares apprentices to tackle problems in basic electricity and to develop an understanding of the interrelationships between current, voltage, and resistance.
Understanding the Relationship Between Voltage, Current, and Resistance
Applies apprentices’ understanding of equations to the relationship between voltage, current, and resistance. Ensures accuracy in performing calculations using the Ohm’s Law formula. Concludes with descriptions of equipment that is used to automatically measure unknown values—ammeters, voltmeters, and ohmmeters.
Basic Electrical Circuit Components
Describes the practical aspects of basic electricity. Familiarizes apprentices with common wiring diagram symbols so they understand the connection between the wiring diagram and the components that comprise control circuits in the elevator industry. Explores resistors in detail. Presents information on fuses and circuit breakers.
Series Resistive Circuits
Introduces the voltage and current relationship that exists in a series electrical circuit using Kirchhoff’s Laws and the application of Ohm’s Law. Explores the different methods used to determine voltage, current, and resistance for series electrical circuits.
Parallel and Series-Parallel Resistive Circuits
Examines the relationship between voltage and current that exists in parallel and series-parallel electrical circuits using Kirchhoff’s Laws and the application of Ohm’s Law.
Provides several methods for determining voltage, current, and resistance for parallel and series-parallel circuits.
Electrical Theory & Application 400
Course 400 puts theory to work by instructing apprentices in electrical applications. The course covers vital electrical components, real-world measurements, and includes hands-on and virtual labs to reinforce apprentices’ classroom instruction.
Introduction to Meters
Explores the basic functions of the VOM multimeter, including measuring voltage, current, and resistance. Identifies aspects of meter safety, care of the multimeter, and protecting equipment. Discusses the characteristics of the digital multimeter, as well as the clamp-on meter. Covers reactive circuit elements—capacitors and inductors—and then addresses practical applications of both current and resistance measurements. Includes a meters lab book supplement, with experiments to be performed on the mini Electra Lab.
Challenges apprentices with hands-on lab work to test voltages with meters, measure AC and DC current, measure AC and DC current with a clampon ammeter, measure DC current using a precision shunt, and measure resistance.
Demonstrates how alternating current (AC) is distributed in elevator systems. Presents fundamental theory on the properties of mutual inductance. Describes the elementary transformer including the ratio of transformation, power ratings, and step-up and step-down transformers. Concludes with troubleshooting procedures for open primary and secondary windings and tips for determining partially shorted windings.
Transformer Mini Electra Lab Workbook
Provides demonstrations of hard-to-visualize, basic electrical concepts through hands-on experimentation. The experiments allow apprentices to apply and practice actual operations, including the application of Ohm’s Law, calculating resistance, determining current, and operating relays.
DC Generator and Motor Theory
Explores magnetism and the basic laws that affect magnetic materials. Employs the elementary generator to demonstrate how magnetic fields interact with a moving wire loop and monitors the output to show how we develop AC voltage from 360 degrees of rotation. Describes commutation to convey how an AC generator can be changed to produce DC at the output. Describes how to purify and increase the DC levels from the generator. Concludes with a clear description on counter electromotive force (CEMF) and its effects on armature current.
Components of DC Motors and Generators
Challenges apprentices to apply their knowledge of DC motors beyond theory. Begins with the main frame which acts as a support and magnetic path for the DC machine. Covers armature core construction, including the type of laminations and windings. Describes the commutator, ventilation, and the types of bearings used. Concludes with general guidelines on how to properly disassemble and assemble a DC machine.
Types of DC Motors and Generators
Introduces the two general types of generator configurations: separatelyexcited and self-excited fields. Presents information on the different types of DC motors. Details the methods of DC hoist motor control including rheostatic starting. Introduces the basic loop circuit between the hoist motor armature and the generator armature. Describes how generator fields can be precisely controlled to directly affect the speed and direction of the hoist motor. Details the various small DC machines used throughout the industry such as door motors, regulators, exciters, and tachometers.
DC Motors and Generators Apprentice’s Lab Manual
Provides apprentices, through hands-on lab work, with a deeper understanding of the principles and components related to DC motors and generators, including Lenz’s Law, shunt motor direction control, Ward Leonard Generator Field Control, and suicide circuits.
Maintenance and Service
Provides practical topics related to generators and motors. Begins with general information about cleaning and inspecting DC machines. Presents material on commutators and brushes, and how to troubleshoot commutator problems. Describes how to replace and adjust the brushes to get the optimum performance from the machine. Describes how to troubleshoot grounds, open circuits, and shorts using meters and meggers. Includes procedures for recovering if the exciter loses residual magnetism.
Introduces apprentices to the fundamentals of AC motor theory. Describes how rotation occurs in the common three-phase wire-wound and squirrel cage induction motors. Covers single-phase AC motors and some of the different methods used to develop a rotating field.
Course 500 takes the apprentice from a simple platform and bare hoistway to the piping, planning, and wiring of the elevator system. It also provides the information needed to install any type of door system. It finishes with an overview of preventative and scheduled maintenance.
Planning, Piping and Wiring
Describes the fundamentals of construction wiring. Presents various wiring tools, materials, and methods. Explains the necessary electrical code sections. Details suggested methods for organizing and recording essential data. Includes a non-technical discussion of wire sizes.
Piping and Wiring the Machine Room and Hoistway
Explains the installation of the electrical raceways that contain the elevator wiring system. References the National Electrical Code (NEC) sections relevant to wiring throughout the unit. Stresses proper use of tools and safety equipment. Instructs apprentices on the proper technique for bending conduit to produce a tidy, well-ordered installation. Details methods for grounding and bonding. Describes best practices for dealing with wet and hazardous locations.
Piping and Wiring the Car
Explores how and why the elevator industry uses traveling cables. Details the fabrication, installation, and construction of various types and sizes of traveling cables. Stresses the proper handling and preparation of the cable for installation. Describes methods used to hang and protect traveling cables from undue wear and abrasion on all installations, from low to high rise applications. Concludes with methods of installing piping and wiring associated with the elevator car.
Describes procedures to ensure maximum safety for the mechanic as well as the elevator equipment during the critical start-up phase, when power is applied to the system after wiring.
Passenger Elevator Door and Entrance Installation
Introduces elevator hoistway entrances and doors including car doors. Describes the principles of operation of the various types of doors in use today, such as passenger elevators and service elevators that carry passengers. Details the tools, equipment, materials, and hardware necessary for the installation of passenger elevator entrances and doors. Presents some of the codes applicable to elevator entrance and door work.
Elevator Cab Assembly and Door Operators
Describes the installation steps for passenger elevator cabs, doors, and operators and details the basic components that make up the car door operator and door assembly. Defines the types of operators—direct current open and closed loop, in line resistance control of AC operators, open and closed loop operators, and linear induction motor operators. Concludes with general descriptions of the types of door operating mechanisms, gate switches, and door protective devices found on passenger elevator cars.
Freight Elevator Doors and Gates
Presents information on the various types of hoistway doors used today, including freight loading and requirements for handling material on and off the platform. Covers the installation procedures from the initial hoistway survey to the final checks necessary for putting the doors into operation. Describes how each motor is activated and how braking is applied. Details the gate assembly, including the gate, types of operators, related components, and the retiring cam.
Freight Door Operators
Describes the operation and repair of freight elevator doors, interlocks, and the retiring cam. Emphasizes safety and ASME code requirements. Details car gates, bi-parting freight doors, individually motorized doors, master control, interlocks, retiring cams, repairs, and annual tests.
Examines differences between the two major types of dumbwaiters: powered dumbwaiters and dumbwaiters with automatic transfer devices. Includes significant ASME code requirements where applicable. Describes the installation procedures required for power-operated dumbwaiters. Details the door operator circuits. Demonstrates one type of gate and hoistway door opening and closing using master operation.
Machine Room Maintenance
Highlights the more common areas of maintenance in traction elevator machine rooms and their accepted procedures, including customer relations skills, record keeping, and inventory management. Makes clear for apprentices to follow company procedures or policies where they exist.
Solid State 600
Course 600 pulls the apprentice back into the electrical world of solid-state electronics. Details solid-state components and uses hands-on labs to build apprentices’ electrical repertoire.
Mathematics for Ohm’s Law
Reviews the necessary math skills needed to understand electrical concepts and includes a comprehensive review of technical material covered in Basic Electricity, including Ohm’s Law.
Basic Components and Series and Parallel Resistance
Discusses controller components, then looks at safety with electrical tools. Examines circuit overloads, short circuits, and fuses. Covers series, parallel, and series-parallel circuits in detail.
Magnetism, Electromagnetism, AC Theory and Transformers
Continues the review of the tools necessary to analyze AC waveforms, including phase relationships and frequency assessment. Defines Magnetism and Electromagnetism with respect to application. Examines transformers and their related formulas. Assesses apprentices’ theoretical knowledge as they troubleshoot transformer failures.
Capacitors and Capacitance
Explores the basic theory of capacitors, as well as the different types used in the industry. Examines capacitor operation, showing how they charge and discharge. Describes how capacitors react in AC circuits, presented using simple math examples. Provides guidance on how to troubleshoot problems caused by shorts, leaks, or opens.
Inductors and Inductance
Presents the basic theory of inductors and inductance. Describes the fundamentals such as factors affecting inductance, CEMF, units of measurement, and how they are rated. Reveals how inductors are used in DC and AC circuits. Supports theory with elevator-related examples such as brake circuits, field windings, AC solenoids, and line noise suppressors. Describes the process for testing inductors. Presents methods for isolating open, externally shorted, and internally shorted windings.
Explores diodes and their related components. Describes how diodes work and provides practical examples of how they are used in AC and DC elevator circuits. Details Zener diodes, varistors, light-emitting diodes (LEDs) and photodiodes. Describes how each of these items performs specialized functions in elevator circuits. Applies theory with simple, common examples.
Transistors and Thyristors
Examines two important analog components, transistors and thyristors, starting with basic theory on the transistor with an emphasis on biasing. Describes typical uses of transistors as well as how to properly test for failures. Covers basic circuit operation as related to thyristors. Details the most common use of SCRs in direct drive controllers. Presents techniques for troubleshooting thyristor problems.
Analog Integrated Circuits
Details how the power supply converts AC to DC, then filters and regulates the output voltage. Describes techniques for troubleshooting analog ICs. Concludes with fundamentals of how operational amplifiers work and are used in the industry.
Digital Integrated Circuits
Describes the use of digital ICs. Reviews the differences among the decimal, binary, and hexadecimal numbering systems. Defines the seven basic digital gates used in all digital ICs. Includes truth tables to reveal how the circuit operates for any given input. Concludes with a description of digital integrated circuits and how to handle and maintain the boards on the job.
Power & Logic 700
Course 700 introduces apprentices to the fundamental circuits found in elevator control systems. Apprentices learn basic control logic through complex logic and troubleshooting.
Introduction to Circuit Tracing
Explores the history of elevator development, wiring diagrams and the symbols used to represent elevator and electrical components. Concludes with some general but important troubleshooting philosophy and techniques.
Relays & Timers
Describes two very important elements used in elevator controllers: relays and timers. Details how relays are constructed and includes valuable tips on troubleshooting relay problems. Defines the different types of timers used in elevator controls, including the early dashpot and thermal timers and the more common capacitor timing circuits. Concludes with troubleshooting hints for timers.
Power and Power Control
Examines primary distribution systems which feed controllers. Describes main line disconnects and fuses and includes troubleshooting hints to isolate problems. Details the different types of motor control systems found throughout the industry, including AC drives, hydraulic control, Ward Leonard configuration, static drives and the variable voltage, variable frequency (VVVF) drives. Addresses motor protection against overloads and phase reversal as well as the different brakes used on the hoist motors.
Describes selector circuits, which control the operation of the logic functions. Discusses dump switches, jump/notch selectors, synchronous selectors, and solid-state selectors. Defines logic functions: call registration, direction selection, starting, stopping, call cancellation, and door operator control. Examines common safety circuits found in the industry: primary safety circuits, door safety circuits, and safety features for special conditions.
Constant Pressure Push Button Systems and Single Automatic Push Button Systems
Presents two fundamental types of elevator control systems: Constant Pressure Push Button (CPPB) and Single Automatic Push Button (SAPB) control. Applies power control and logic functions to CPPB and SAPB control. Introduces apprentices to reading larger prints before moving on to more complex systems.
Describes the use of hydraulic collective system prints. Details Wye-Delta starting and the low oil timer associated with the collective print. Introduces firefighters’ service. Analyzes the functions of Phase I and Phase II operation. Includes for reference the complete unit on firefighters’ service from the ASME code.
Hydraulic Controller Theory & Troubleshooting
Sharpens troubleshooting skills and reinforces knowledge of hydraulic controller theory with a hands-on lab. Uses up to eighty possible fault scenarios to represent trouble calls to demonstrate logical procedures for finding faults.
Variable Voltage Selective-Collective Control Systems
Introduces Selective-Collective Controls for simplex and duplex installations. Challenges apprentices to trace the circuit through various circuits and relay contacts. Refines diagram reading skills and familiarizes apprentices with the selective-collective control used in either simplex or duplex operations. Includes information on high-speed and group controls.
Advanced Topics in Elevators 800
Course 800 details hydraulic elevators and the non-traditional sectors of the industry. Escalators, residential lifts, and rack and pinion are the other main topics of this course.
Installing and Servicing the Jack
Relates a brief history of the first hydraulic elevators. Compares hydraulic elevators with traction elevators. Discusses safety guidelines for drilling elevator jack holes and installing hydraulic elevators. Describes the typical steps for hydraulic elevator installation, as well as the proper ways to unload, handle, and store materials on the jobsite. Details the installation of the cylinder (handling, rigging, plumbing, corrosion protection, and backfilling). Defines the basic parts of the jack and describes the installation of the plunger.
Piping and Temporary Operation
Explains location and placement of the hydraulic power unit and completion of the oil line. Describes assembly of the car sling and the steps necessary to achieve a safe, temporary running platform for convenience in completing work in the hoistway. Outlines techniques and guidelines for cutting and threading pipe. Discusses grooved joint piping. Explains the various types of pumps. Defines specifications of oils used with hydraulic elevators.
Basic Hydraulic Theory
Describes how mechanical advantage is gained in fluids using Pascal’s Law. Presents calculations of area and volume necessary to apply Pascal’s Law and reviews the mathematics involved. Describes the design, function, operation, and adjustment of the various types of hydraulic valves, together with methods of performing the required tests.
Hydraulic Elevator Maintenance
Outlines common maintenance items and problem areas associated with hydraulic equipment, including motor starting and protection systems, noise reduction, belt maintenance, and valve and solenoid care. Examines the area of the pit and discusses safety issues of the jack, pit shutoff valve and hydraulic piping.
Escalator Components and Installation Procedures
Explores moving walk and escalator installation. Details the necessary equipment to conduct the lifts and the proper handling gear for safe execution of the work. Describes the major components found on a typical escalator, including the truss, motors, track systems, step arrangements, and balustrades. Provides an example of the electrical control circuit. Includes a step-by-step procedure for installing and assembling a two-segment escalator.
Moving Walk Components and Installation Procedures
Introduces moving walk components and installation. Details the major components found on a typical moving walk, including the truss, motors, track systems, treadway arrangements, and balustrades. Explores an example of the electrical control circuit. Includes a step-by-step procedure for installing the upper and lower truss and assembling the intermediate section. The installation coincides with the NEIEP Moving Walk Final Layout included in the Print Package for Escalators and Moving Walks.
Service, Maintenance, and Repair
Addresses contract service—detailing the types of service and maintenance normally performed on an escalator under contract—as well as troubleshooting—exploring the type of work performed on a call back.
Residential and LULA Elevators
Outlines procedures for professional and safe installation of home elevators. Compares limited use/limited application (LULA) elevators with residential elevators. Describes all the elevator components in depth, before moving into installation and safety.
Residential and LULA Platform and Chair Lifts
Details the specifics for platform and chair lifts, focusing on safety and code requirements. Describes major stairway chair lift components, providing details for each piece of equipment, including how to assemble the track, the recommended electrical installation sequence, seat installation and adjustment, and maintenance. Details different system components, covering drive units, rack and pinion, aircraft cable design, and safeties. Summarizes different equipment options, such as fire alarm integration and required testing.
Rack and Pinion Hoists
Explores the installation and maintenance of rack and pinion hoists. Details code requirements governing installations. Describes all the components of a rack and pinion elevator. Discusses temporary and permanent installation, repairs, and safety when working with these systems.
On-the-Job Learning (OJL)
During their participation in On-the-Job Learning Hours, apprentices work under the close supervision of a licensed Elevator Constructor Mechanic to apply concepts learned in the related training classroom to actual field work.
1st Year OJL Hours: 2,000
2nd Year OJL Hours: 2,000
3rd Year OJL Hours: 2,000
4th Year OJL Hours: 2,000
Total OJL Hours: 8,000
NEIEP follows the national guidelines for Apprenticeship Standards. As a registered apprenticeship program, it is aligned with the necessary required standards. Apprentices must maintain successful enrollment and participation in their NEIEP semester courses concurrently with their On-the-Job Learning Hours. Apprentices must abide by the Disciplinary Code for Apprentice Training with regard to their active participation in classroom and OJL hours at all times.