296-56-60183 - Hoistway landings

296-56-60183. Hoistway landings

(1) You must protect every hoistway landing on all sides other than the landing opening side with a standard guard rail and intermediate guard rail. All landings except the bottom landing must have a toe board installed on all sides except the landing opening side.

(2) You must make sure all hoistway entrances are not less than six feet six inches in height and in no case shall the width exceed the corresponding car dimensions.

(3) You must provide all hoistway entrances with an approved maze or with a hoistway gate which must:

(a) Be at least thirty-six inches in height.

(b) Extend downward to within one inch of the landing sill.

(c) Be of the self-closing type, designed to swing horizontally out from the hoistway and closing against a full jam stop.

(d) Be located within four inches of the hoistway edge of the landing sill.

(e) Have a "DANGER" sign conspicuously posted on the landing side of the hoistway gate.

(f) Withstand a two hundred fifty pound horizontal thrust.

(4) You must make sure all projections extending inwardly from the hoistway enclosure at the entrance side of the car platform are bevelled and substantially guarded on the underside by smooth solid material set at an angle of not less than sixty degrees, nor more than seventy-five degrees from the horizontal when cars are not equipped with gates.

(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), § 296-56-60183, filed 1/17/86; 85-01-022 (Order 84-24), § 296-56-60183, filed 12/11/84.

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