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Subchapter 6. Elevator Safety Orders
Article 9. Hydraulic Elevators

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§3063. Car Frames and Platforms.

(a) Requirements. Direct-plunger elevators shall be provided with car frames and platforms conforming to the requirements of Section 3033 subject to the following modifications:

(1) The stresses and deflections in car frame and platform members and their connections, based on the static load imposed upon them, shall be not more than those permitted by Section 3033, provided that the maximum stresses in the car frame uprights which are normally subject to compression shall conform to Design Section 3103(a)(1).

(2) The calculation of the stresses and deflections inside post car frame and platform members shall be based on the formula and data in Section 3103(a).

For cars with corner-post or subpost car frames, or offset car frames, the formulas and specified methods of calculations do not generally apply and shall be modified to suit the specific conditions and requirements in each case.

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


1. Amendment of subsection (a)(2) filed 11-24-76; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 76, No. 48).

2. New NOTE filed 12-8-86; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 86. No. 50).

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