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(a) Hoistways, Hoistway Enclosures and Related Construction. Hoistway, hoistway enclosures and related construction shall conform to the requirements of Article 7, except as Sections are modified by the following:
(1) Section 3010. When cutouts are required in doors for the accommodation of any part of the transfer device, the fire resistance rating of the closed hoistway entrance assembly shall be maintained as required by the governing local building code.
(2) Section 3018(d). The running clearance between any part of a car mounted transfer device and the hoistway sill shall be not less than 1/2 inch.
(3) Section 3020(a)(4). This section does not apply.
(4) Section 3020(b)(11). Only the following types of entrances shall be used with material lifts with automatic transfer devices:
(A) Horizontal slide, single or multi-section.
(B) Power operated, vertical slide, bi-parting, counterbalanced.
EXCEPTION: Manual doors are permitted at landings where the automatic transfer device is inoperative and carts are transferred manually.
(5) Section 3020(b)(15). The transfer mechanism or stationary track shall not project beyond the line of the landing sill unless solid-type guide shoes are provided on the car.
(A) The running clearance between the car and any projection of the transfer mechanism shall not be less than 1/2 inch.
(6) Section 3020(b)(18). The area of hoistway door vision panels where provided shall be not less than 9 square inches.
(7) Section 3020(a)(3)(D). This Section does not apply.
(8) Section 3021(d)(2). In restricted areas only and when access to the hoistway doors is blocked by a permanently floor mounted transfer mechanism the hoistway doors shall close and lock before the car has traveled more than 18 inches away from the landing.
(9) Section 3021(k)(3)(C). The switch required by this section may be located in the central operating station.
(10) Section 3022 (b) (4).
(A) In nonrestricted areas, all the provisions of section 3022(b) (4) shall apply except item (C).
(B) In restricted areas only and when access to the hoistway doors is blocked by a permanently floor mounted transfer mechanism, Section 3022 (b)(4) does not apply except Section 3022 (b)(4)(F).
(b) Machinery and Equipment. The machinery and equipment shall conform to the requirements of Article 8 except Section 3041 and except as Sections are modified by the following:
(1) Section 3031(a)(3). Oil buffers or their equivalent shall be used where the rated speed is in excess of 300 feet per minute.
(2) Section 3031(c). The rated car speeds that determine the buffer strokes specified in the Section may be increased by 100 feet per minute.
(3) Section 3031(f). The rated car speeds that determine the buffer strokes specified in the regulation may be increased by 100 feet per minute.
(4) Section 3033(e). Transfer device on the floor of the lift may serve as a platform. Open areas in the platform shall be covered with solid flooring, grille or perforated metal. Any openings in such material shall reject a ball 2 inches in diameter. The flooring shall be designed to sustain a 300 pound load on any square area 2 feet on a side and 100 pounds at any point. Simultaneous application of these loads is not required.
(5) Section 3034(a)(4). Top emergency exits are not required.
(6) Section 3034(c)(1). Grille or perforated construction may be used for the full height and top of car enclosure. The car enclosure shall be not less than the height of the hoistway entrance.
(7) Section 3034(d)(1). Car doors and gates may be omitted for lifts in restricted areas if required by the type of transfer device used and drawings giving details of the installation are submitted to the division before construction is started.
(8) Section 3034(f)(1). Vertical sliding car doors may be power operated.
(9) Section 3034(f)(5). Where the openings exceed 6 feet in height, the doors or gates shall extend from the car floor to a height of not less than 6 feet. Where the openings are 6 feet or less in height, the car doors or gates shall extend from the car floor to the full height of the opening.
(10) Section 3035(h)(1). Type A safeties are permitted for lifts having a rated speed of 200 feet per minute or less.
(11) Section 3037(b)(1). The rated load of the lifts shall be based on the weight of the maximum load to be handled or on 50 pounds per square foot of inside net platform area, whichever is greater.
(12) Section 3037(d). Lifts shall be restricted to handling of material only and shall not be used to carry persons. A sign conforming to the requirements of Section 3037 (e)(2) and reading "No Persons Permitted" or an equivalent warning shall be provided and shall be mounted in the car.
(13) Section 3037(e). This section does not apply.
(14) Section 3040(b)(5). An emergency stop switch (switches) conforming to Section 3040(b)(5) shall be provided to stop operation of the lift, the door operation and transfer device operation. The emergency stop switch shall be located in the car adjacent to each entrance in a position that shall be accessible to a person standing at the floor adjacent to the car entrance. If a permanently mounted transfer device, located at the landing, blocks the entrance to the car, an emergency stop switch shall be located at that landing in a position accessible to a person standing near that landing in addition to the emergency stop switch in the car.
(A) A switch shall be mounted adjacent to each landing entrance that will stop the operation of power operated doors and the transfer device at that landing.
(15) Section 3040(a). Car operating devices shall not be permitted unless required for maintenance and, if furnished, shall be in a key-locked cabinet or controlled only by a key-operated switch.
(c) Lifts with Obscured Transfer Devices. Any lift which contains a transfer device not readily visible (e.g., lifts handling self propelled carts or with the transfer device mounted fully below floor with slot operation) shall conform to the requirements of Article 7 and Article 8 of these orders and shall be classified as an elevator. Such elevators are required to have dual control systems. One shall be for use as a material lift and the other for use as an elevator. One system shall be locked out of operation when the other is in use.
NOTE: Authority cited: Section 142.3, Labor Code.
1. New Article 12.1 (Sections 3080-3083) filed 5-14-75; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 75, No. 20).
2. Editorial correction of subsection (b)(6) (Register 95, No. 34).
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