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Subchapter 6. Elevator Safety Orders
Article 12.3. Special Purpose Personnel Elevators
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§3085.6. Counterweights [Rule 1500.5].

(a) Where a counterweight runway is not in the same hoistway as the car, an enclosure meeting the requirements of Section 3085.1 shall be provided.

(b) Access shall be provided for inspection, maintenance and repair of an enclosed counterweight and its ropes. Doors in the counterweight enclosures shall be self-closing and shall be provided with:

(1) An electric contact, the opening of which will remove power from the elevator driving machine motor and brake; and

(2) A self-locking keyed tumbler lock. [1500.5b]

(c) When the counterweight is in the same hoistway as the car, a guard meeting the requirements of subsection 3013(b) shall be provided.

(Title 24, Part 7, Section 7-3085.6)

NOTE: Authority cited: Section 142.3, Labor Code. Reference: Section 142.3, Labor Code.

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