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Subchapter 6. Elevator Safety Orders
Article 7. Hoistways, Hoistway Enclosures, and Related Construction for Power Cable-Driven Passenger and Freight Elevators

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§3019. Protection of Spaces Below Hoistways.

(a) Hoistways not Extending to the Lowest Floor of the Building. Where the space below the hoistway is used for a passageway, or is occupied by persons, or if unoccupied is not permanently sealed against access, the following requirements shall apply:

(1) Elevator counterweights shall be provided with safeties conforming to Section 3035.

(2) The cars and counterweights shall be provided with oil buffers or spring buffers. If spring buffers are used, they shall be so designed and installed that they will not be fully compressed when struck by the car with its rated load and by the counterweights at the following speeds.

(A) Governor tripping speed where the safety is governor operated.

(B) 125 percent of rated speed where the safety is not governor operated.

(3) Car and counterweight buffer supports shall be of sufficient strength to withstand, without permanent deformation, the impact resulting from buffer engagement at the following speeds:

(A) Governor tripping speed where the safety is governor operated.

(B) 125 percent of rated speed where the safety is not governor operated.

(Title 24, Part 7, Section 7-3019.)

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

HISTORY

1. Amendment filed 6-23-87; operative 6-23-87 (Register 87, No. 27).

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