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Subchapter 6. Elevator Safety Orders
Group 3. New Elevator Installations, Article 26. Escalators
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§3126.5. Operating and Safety Devices.

Operating and safety devices shall comply with Section 805 of ASME A17.1-1996, except for Rule 805.3n(1), which is hereby incorporated by reference.

(a) Means shall be provided to open the power circuit to the escalator driving machine motor and brake if a horizontal force exceeding 400 lb/ft is applied in the direction of travel at either side, or exceeding 800 lb/ft at the center of the front edge of the combplate.

(Title 24, Part 7, Section 7-3126.5.)

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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