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Subchapter 6. Elevator Safety Orders
Group 3. New Elevator Installations, Article 21. Machinery and Equipment for Electric Elevators
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§3121.10. Operating Devices and Control Equipment.

Operating devices and control equipment shall comply with Section 210 of ASME A17.1-1996, except for Rule 210.4(a), which is hereby incorporated by reference.

(a) Operating devices and control equipment shall comply with section 3040(a)(5)(F) , section 3040(a)(7), and section 3040(f)(7).

(b) Operating devices and control equipment shall comply with the following:

(1) Elevators with static control shall be tested for susceptibility to both radiated and conducted electromagnetic interference (EMI) that can be expected to occur in normal field operation so as not to render ineffective the electrical protective devices required in section 3121.10(a).

(2) Elevator controls shall comply with the following when a key operated in the car stop switch is provided:

(A) The controls shall be arranged so that the car will not move, level, or advance start, unless the hoistway door(s) and the car door(s) are in the closed position, except for the required releveling or anti-creep.

(B) The car door contacts shall be adjusted so that the closed position of the car door is one inch or less.

(C) A key for the switch shall be kept in the elevator machine room for use by maintenance and inspection personnel.

(c) Electrical equipment and wiring shall comply with CCR , Title 24, Part 3, California State Electrical Code.

(Title 24, Part 7, Section 7-3121.10.)

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


1. New section filed 9-25-98; operative 10-25-98 (Register 98, No. 39).

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