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Subchapter 6. Elevator Safety Orders
Article 12.3. Special Purpose Personnel Elevators
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§3085.7. Hoistway Doors and Gates [1500.6].

(a) Where hoistway doors or gates are required, the full width of each landing opening shall be protected to its full height, or 8 ft (2.44 m), whichever is less, by doors or gates. The entire entrance assembly shall be capable of withstanding a force of 250 lbs (113 kg) applied on the landing site at right angles to, and approximately at, the center of a panel. This force shall be distributed over an area of 4 in. (102 mm) by 4 in. (102 mm). There shall be no permanent displacement or deformation of any parts of the entrance assembly resulting from this test. Openwork entrances shall reject a ball 1 in. (25 mm) in diameter. [1500.6a]

(b) The hoistway face of the landing doors or gates shall not project into the hoistway beyond the landing sill. No hardware, except that required for door locking devices or contacts, signals or door-operating devices, shall project into the hoistway beyond the line of the landing sill. [1500.6B]

(c) Hoistway doors or gates shall be so arranged that it will not be necessary to reach behind any panel or jamb to operate them. [1500.6d]

(d) Hangers conforming to the requirements of subsection 3020(b)(17) shall be provided. [1500.6e]

(e) The distance between the hoistway doors or gates and the hoistway edge of the landing sill shall not exceed 21/4 in. (57 mm). The distance between the hoistway faces of the landing door or gate and the car door or gate shall not exceed 51/4 in. (133 mm). [1500.6f]

(f) Power operated hoistway entrance doors shall be unperforated and shall meet the requirements of Section 3022.

(Title 24, Part 7, Section 7-3085.7)

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


1. Editorial correction of subsection (a) (Register 95, No. 34).

2. Editorial correction of subsection (f) (Register 95, No. 41).

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