There are approximately twenty-two thousand elevators and moving conveyances in the City of Chicago, and it is the mission of the Bureau of Elevators to inspect them all. Elevator Inspectors inspect the following:
Passenger Elevators Freight Elevators Escalators Dumbwaiters Moving walks Material handling devices Personnel hoists Vertical platforms. Mechanical amusement rides Installations of elevators and elevators being upgraded are also inspected, as well as any accidents. Inspections can also be generated by dialing 311, the non-emergency phone number for city services.