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Subchapter 6. Elevator Safety Orders
Article 12.3. Special Purpose Personnel Elevators

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§3085.17. Car Safeties and Governors [Rule 1502.7].

(a) Traction and drum type elevators suspended by wire ropes shall be provided with an approved car safety capable of stopping and sustaining the car with rated load. Safeties, testing, and marking plates shall comply to the requirements of Section 3035. [1502.7a]

(b) The car safety shall be actuated by an approved speed governor. The governor, governor rope, and operation shall conform to the requirements of Section 3036.

(c) The speed governor shall be located where it cannot be struck by the car or counterweight in case of overtravel and where there is sufficient space for full movement of the governor parts.

(d) Rack and pinion-type elevators shall be provided with one or more safeties acceptable to the Division. The safeties shall be attached to the car frame or supporting structure. All car safeties shall be mounted on a single car frame and shall operate on one pair of guide members or on one vertical rack. [1500.7b]

(1) Stopping Distances. The travel of the car, measured from the point at which the governor trips to the point of full stop shall not exceed the following values: (for higher speeds see Section 3085.19 exception)

(A) For car safeties: 64 in. (1.63 m).

(B) For counterweight: 78 in. (1.98 m).

(2) A metal plate shall be securely attached to each safety so as to be readily visible and shall comply with the requirements of subsection 3035(n).

(3) Governor ropes shall conform to the requirements of subsection 3036(e), when applicable.

(e) The motor-control circuit and the brake-control circuit shall be opened before, or at the time, the safety applies. [1502.7c]

(f) A car safety device which depends upon the completion or maintenance of an electric circuit for the application of the safety shall not be used. Car safeties shall be applied mechanically. [1502.7d]

(g) The minimum factors of safety and stresses of safety parts and any associated rope connections shall comply with subsection 3035(1). [1502.7e]

(Title 24, Part 7, Section 7-3085.17)

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

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