Elevator Safety Review Board


All meetings are held in the Large Conference Room in the Central office at 9:00am
Division of Fire Safety
1311 US Route 302 – Suite 600
Berlin, Vermont 05641-2351

For questions please call 802-479-7564


2019 Board Meeting Dates


  • February 12, 2019
  • April 9, 2019
  • June 11, 2019
  • August 13, 2019
  • October 8, 2019
  • December 10, 2019

Please Note: In order for your item/application to be reviewed at a meeting all documents must be received at the Central office 2 weeks prior to the meeting

Vermont Safety Board Variance Form


The Elevator Safety Review Board assures that elevators and other automated conveyances are correctly and safely installed and operated within the state by authorizing and enforcing rules for the design, installation, operation and maintenance of automated people conveyances, and by licensing mechanics and inspectors who work on these conveyances.

Board Members

  • Joseph Benard, Ex-Officio Chair for Commissioner Anderson, Department of Public Safety
  • Les Burns, Ex-Officio Chair for Commissioner Noonan, Department of Labor
  • Frederick Bashara, Sr., Representing Owner of a multi-store building in which a conveyance is installed
  • Vacant, Representing Elevator Technician/Installer
  • James Bushey, Representative of an elevator servicing company
  • William Henry, Representing Elevator Inspectors
  • Alan Lawler, Representative of Elevator Companies

Michael Desrochers, Executive Director
Joseph Benard, Deputy Director

1311 US Route 302 – Suite 600
Barre, VT 05641
Phone:  802-479-7561
Toll Free:  800- 640-2106

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