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1.1 Scope 1.1.1 Equipment Covered by This Standard. This safety Standard covers the dcsign, construction, installa- tion, operation, inspection, testing, maintenance, and repair of inclined stairway chairlifts and inclined and vertical platform lifts intended for transportation of a mobility impaired person only. The device shall have a limited vertical travei, operating speed, and platform area. Operation shall be under continuous control of the user/attendant. The device shall not penetrate more than one floor. A full passenger enclosure on the plat- form shall be prohibited. 1.1.2 Equipment Not Covered by This Siandard. Equipment not covered by this Standard incudes, but is not limited to, the following: (a) clevators, escalators, moving walkways, material lifts, and dumbwaiters within the scope of ASME A17.1b. -1997 and later edition (b) personnel hoists within the scope of ANSI A10.4 (c) manlfts within the scope of ASME A90.1 (d) powered platform and equipment for exterior and interior building maintenance within the scope of ANSI A120.1 (e) portable equipment (f) amusement devices (8) stage and orchestra lifts 1.1.3 Application. This Standard applies to new installations only. 1.1.4 Effective Date. The requirements of this edition to the Standard are effective as of the daie established by the local regulations of the authority having jurisdiction. Where the Standard has not been adopted by local regu- lation and a specific edition has not been stipulated by contractual agreement, compliance with this edition is recommended as of the effective date listed in the front of the document.
The provisions of this Standard are not intended to prevent the use of systems, methods, or devices of equiv- alent or superior quality, strength, fire resistance, effec- tiveness, durability, and safety tu those prescribed by this Standard provided that there is technical documen- tation to demonstrate the equivalency of the system, method, or device. The specific requirements of this Standard shall be permitted to be modified by the authority having juris- diction based upon technical documentation or physical performanice verification to allow alternative arrange- ments that will assure safety equivalent to that which would bc provided by conformance to the correspond- ing requirements of this Standard. 1.3 Definitions This section defines various terms used in this Standard. alteration: any change to equipment other than mainte- nance, repair, or replacement. approved: acceptable to the authority having jurisdiction. authority having jurisdiction: organization, office, or indi- vidual responsible for approving equipment. Where compliance with this Standard has been mandaied by law, the “authority having jurisdiction” is the federal, state, or local department or individual so designatcd in the enacting legislation or administrative regulation. authorized personnel: persons who have been inustructed in the operation and/ or maintenance of the equipment and designated by the owner to use or maintain the equipment. building code: an ordinance thai sets forth requirements for building design and construction, or where such an ordinance has not been enacted, onc of the following model codes: (a) National Building Code (b) Standard Building ( ode (C) Uniform Building Code
compensating rope sheave switch: a device that automati- cally causes the eletric power to be removed from the driving -machine motor and brake when the compensat- ing sheave approaches its upper or lower limit of travel. contacts: see door or gate electric contact. cuntrol: the system governing the starting, stopping, direction of motion, acceleration, speed, and retardation of the moving member. controller: a device or group of devices that serves to conitrul in a predeiermined manner the apparatus to which it is connected. door or gate: the movable portion(s) of the piatform or runway entrance that closes the opening pruviding access to the platform or landing. It consists of one or more panels that may be equipped with a vision pancl. door or gatc, manually operatcd: door or gate that is opened and cosed by hand. door or gate, power-operated: a door or gate that is opened and closed by a door or gate power-operator. door or gate, self-closing: a manually opened door or gate that closes when released. door or gate closer: a device that closes a door or gate by means of a spring or gravity door or gate electric contact: an electrical device, the func tion of which is to prevent operation of the driving machine by the normal operating device unless the door or gate is in the closed position. door or gate power-operator: a device or assembly of devices that opens a door or gate by power other than by hand, gravity, springs, or the movement of the plat- form; and that closes them by power other than by hand, gravity, or the movement of the platform. driving machine: see machine, drioving. emergency slop swilch: a device that, when manually oper- ated, causes the lift to halt its motion.

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