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Subchapter 6. Elevator Safety Orders
Article 15. Special Access Lifts

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§3094. Vertical and Inclined Platform (Wheelchair) Lifts and Inclined Stairway Chairlifts.


(a) Scope: Sections 3094 through 3094.6 pertain to special access lifts such as vertical platform (wheelchair) lifts, inclined platform (wheelchair) lifts, and inclined stairway chairlifts, intended for the exclusive use of persons with disabilities. These sections shall apply to:

(1) Vertical and inclined platform (wheelchair) lifts and inclined stairway chairlifts installed after May 9, 1998.

(2) Existing vertical and inclined platform (wheelchair) lifts and inclined stairway chairlifts installed pursuant to a permanent variance decision issued by the Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board, where ownership has changed, or when the lift has been moved to a new location after May 9, 1998.

(3) Existing vertical and inclined platform (wheelchair) lifts and inclined stairway chairlifts with a rise of five feet or less which have been altered, moved to a new location, or the key operation has been removed.

(4) Existing vertical and inclined platform (wheelchair) lifts and inclined stairway chairlifts with a rise greater than five feet, which have never been issued a Permit to Operate by the Division.

(b) In the event of any difference between the provisions of sections 3094 through 3094.6 and ASME A17.1-1993 or between these orders and the provisions of any other referenced codes, documents or standards, sections 3094 through 3094.6 shall govern.

(c) If a section of ASME A17.1-1993 indicates a cross-reference to another section in ASME A17.1-1993, such cross-referencing shall be interpreted to mean that which is shown in ASME A17.1-1993. If the requirement(s) specified in the referenced section of ASME A17.1-1993 differ from the requirement(s) specified in sections 3094 through 3094.6 or any other applicable part of the California Code of Regulations, then the requirement(s) specified in sections 3094 through 3094.6 or any other applicable part of the California Code of Regulations shall apply.

(d) If any section of sections 3094 through 3094.6 indicates a cross-reference to another section in ASME A17.1- 1993, such cross-referencing shall be interpreted to mean that which is shown in ASME A17.1-1993. If the requirement(s) specified in sections 3094 through 3094.6 differ from the requirement(s) specified in the referenced section of ASME A17.1-1993, then the requirement(s) specified in sections 3094 through 3094.6 or any other applicable part of the California Code of Regulations shall apply.

(Title 24, Part 7, Section 7-3094)

NOTE: Authority cited: Section 142.3, Labor Code. Reference: Section 142.3, Labor Code; and Section 18943(b), Health and Safety Code.

HISTORY:

1. New section filed 4-9-98; operative 5-9-98 (Register 98, No. 15).

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