Or. Admin. R. 411-087-0490 - Elevator Systems

All buildings having residents' facilities (such as bedrooms, dining rooms, or recreation areas) or resident services (such as diagnostic or therapy) located on a floor other than the main entrance floor shall have electric or electro-hydraulic elevators. Installation and testing of elevators shall comply with requirements of the Oregon Building Codes Division Elevator Safety Section:

(1) Number:
(a) Buildings required to have elevators under this rule shall have at least one hospital-type elevator;
(b) Buildings with 60 to 200 beds located on floors other than the main entrance floor or where the major inpatient services are located on a floor other than those containing resident beds shall have at least two elevators;
(c) Buildings with more than 200 beds located on floors other than the main entrance floor shall have at least three elevators.
(2) Cars and Platforms:
(a) Dimensions. Cars of hospital-type elevators shall have inside dimensions that will accommodate a resident bed and attendants and shall be at least five feet (1.52 m) wide by seven feet six inches (2.29 m) deep. The car door shall have a clear opening of not less than three feet eight inches (1.12 m);
(b) Leveling. Elevators shall be equipped with an automatic leveling device on the two-way automatic maintaining type with an accuracy of 1/2 inch (1.3 cm);
(c) Operation. Elevators, except freight elevators, shall be equipped with a two-way special service switch to permit cars to bypass all landing button calls and be dispatched directly to any floor. Elevator call buttons, controls, and door safety stops shall be of a type that will not be activated by heat or smoke;
(d) Disabled Access. Elevator controls, alarm buttons, signals and telephones shall be accessible to wheelchair occupants and usable by the blind.
(3) Exceptions. Facilities continuously licensed since January 1, 1992 shall be exempt from this rule unless otherwise provided by OAR 411-087-0010.


Or. Admin. R. 411-087-0490
SSD 22-1991, f. 12-31-91, cert. ef. 1-1-92

Stat. Auth.: ORS 410.070 & 441.055

Stats. Implemented: ORS 441.055 & 441.615

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