A cease use order should be issued for all elevators, personnel hoists, escalators, and moving walks pursuant to §26-127 of the Administrative Code of the City of New York whenever an imminently hazardous condition exists. In addition, the device should be tagged as unsafe. This tag may not be removed without prior approval from the Department of Buildings. Such imminently hazardous conditions include but are not limited to:
(a) Elevator running with an open hoistway door or car gate/door.
(b) Elevator running with broken or non-functioning upper or lower final hoistway or machine limit switches.
(c) Hoistway or car door vision glass and grille guard missing.
(d) Unravelling or broken hoist, counterweight, governor or compensation cables.
(e) Missing hoistway door or car door gibs.
(f) Inoperable governor.
(g) Elevator running with non-functioning interlock.
(h) Emergency top exit cover missing (passenger elevator).
(i) Side emergency exit door open (passenger elevator).
(j) Emergency stop switch not working (automatic elevator, escalator or moving walk).
(k) Directional switch not working (escalator or moving walk).
(l) Other imminently hazardous conditions as observed by the inspector.