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Subchapter 6. Elevator Safety Orders
Article 15. Special Access Lifts
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§3093.35. Terminal Stopping Devices.

(a) Upper and lower normal terminal stopping devices, operated by the car, shall be provided and shall be set to stop the car at, or near, the upper and lower terminal landings. The switches shall be opened as required by Section 3039(a).

(b) Upper and lower final terminal stopping devices shall be provided, operated by the car, to remove power from the motor and the brake. They shall be set to stop the car after it travels past the normal terminal stopping device and before an obstruction is struck. The switches shall be opened as required by Section 3039(b).

Exception to subsection 3093.35(b): A slack-rope switch conforming to the requirements of subsection 3040(b)(1) may be used as the lower final terminal stopping device.

(c) If the driving machine is of the winding drum or sprocket and chain suspension type, a final terminal stopping device operated by the driving machine shall also be provided.

(Title 24, Part 7, Section 7-3093.35)


Authority cited: Section 142.3, Labor Code. Reference: Section 142.3, Labor Code; and Section 18943, Health and Safety Code.


1. New section filed 7-22-86; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 86, No. 36).

2. Amendment of subsections (a) and (b), repealer of subsection (d), and amendment of Note filed 3-9-93; operative 4-8-93 (Register 93, No. 11).

3. Amendment of section heading filed 8-29-2001; operative 9-28-2001 (Register 2001, No. 35).

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