Article 1.-introduce the decree with force of law No. 458, 1975, of the Ministry of housing and urban development, which sets the text of the General town planning and constructions Act, following article 159 bis, new: "article 159 bis-lifts, vertical, inclined or funiculars, hoists and ladders or mechanical ramps, which place in public or private buildings" they must be installed and maintained in accordance with the technical specifications of the manufacturers and the provisions which determine the General town planning and constructions Ordinance.
The owners, who must make the corresponding contracts will be responsible for the maintenance.
The installation and maintenance of elevators, vertical, inclined or funiculars, elevators and stairs or mechanical ramps, should be performed by installers and maintainers who have an existing registration in a register that the effect will take the Ministry of housing and urban development. The Ministry may entrust such registration to the entity called "Institute of construction", whose legal status was granted by Presidential Decree N ° 1,115, 1996, the Ministry of Justice or other public or private entities enabled to this effect.
Also, the owners must prove, by means of a certificate issued by a certification authority registered in the relevant category of the register referred to in the paragraph above, to lifts, both vertical and inclined or funiculars, hoists and ladders or mechanical ramps, have been properly kept and are able to continue to operate. The terms and conditions of the certification and the contents of the certificate, shall be established in the General town planning and constructions Ordinance based on the carrying capacity of the installation and the fate of the buildings.
In the installation, maintenance and certification, compliance needs to be to the current techniques Chilean standards on the subject. These rules should be updated permanently.
The certificates referred to in the preceding subparagraph must be placed in a location visible from the lift, both vertical and inclined or funicular, and entered and recorded in the opportunity that set the General town planning and constructions, to the respective direction of municipal works Ordinance. It not timely income must be put in knowledge of the Local police court, by management of municipal works.
Breach of the obligations arising out of this article shall apply as provided in articles 20 and 21 of this Act. For these purposes, the fine will be up to 150 units of development against the owner. "."