296-56-60139 - Hoistway enclosures and landings

296-56-60139. Hoistway enclosures and landings

You must fully enclose hoistways or make sure they are enclosed on all landings to a height of six feet above the landing floor or six feet above highest working level or stair level adjacent to the hoistway. Perforated hoistway enclosures can be used where fire resistance is not required, provided:

(1) Steel wire grill or expanded metal grill must be at least thirteen U.S. gauge steel wire.

(2) Openings in the enclosure must reject a one inch steel ball.

(3) All hoistway landings must be properly and adequately lighted.

(Amended by WSR 15-24-102, Filed 12/1/2015, effective 1/5/2016)

Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.040 and 49.17.050. 86-03-064 (Order 86-02), § 296-56-60139, filed 1/17/86; 85-01-022 (Order 84-24), § 296-56-60139, filed 12/11/84.

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