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Subchapter 6. Elevator Safety Orders
Group 3. New Elevator Installations, Article 20. Hoistways, Hoistway Enclosures, and Related Construction for Electric Elevators

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§3120.0. Construction of Hoistways and Hoistway Enclosures.

Construction of hoistways and hoistway enclosures shall comply with Section 100 of ASME A17.1-1996; except for Rules 100.1a(3) and 100.1c(3); which is hereby incorporated by reference.

(a) Construction of hoistways and hoistway enclosures shall comply with section 3010(a)(6) and section 3010(d)(2)(B).

(b) Screening of Hoistway.

  (1) When two or more elevators are located in the same hoistway, the elevators shall be fully separated by a material complying with the following:  


  (A) Where unperforated steel is used, it shall be equal to or stronger than 0.0437 in. (1.110 mm) thick steel;  


  (B) Where wire screen or perforated steel is used it shall be equal to or stronger than 0.0915 in. (2.324 mm) diameter metal grill;  


  (C) The material shall reject a ball 1 inch (25.4 mm) in diameter;  


  (D) Be so supported and braced that when subjected to a pressure of 100 lb/ft2 (4.79 kPa) applied horizontally at any point, the deflection shall not exceed 1in. (25.4mm). Note: Screening is subject to local building code requirements.  


  (Title 24, Part 7, Section 7-3120.0 )  



     Note: Authority cited: Section 142.3, Labor Code. Reference: Section 142.3, Labor Code; and Section 18943(b), Health and Safety Code.  


 HISTORY 
   
1. New group III (articles 20-39), article 20 (sections 3120.0-3120.12) and section filed 9-25-98; operative 10-25-98 (Register 98, No. 39).

2. Amendment of group 3 subheading filed 4-1-2008; operative 5-1-2008 (Register 2008, No. 14).

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