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Subchapter 6. Elevator Safety Orders Article 15. Special Access Lifts
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§3093.4. Protection of Hoistway Openings.

(a) Hoistway doors conforming with Section 3020 shall be provided to protect each landing opening.

(b) Hoistway doors shall be provided with approved interlocks complying with Section 3021.

Exception to 3093.4(b): Interlocks may be zoned complying with subsection 3021(d)(1)(D).

(c) Hoistway doors shall be power-operated for special access elevators installed after Sept. 28, 2001.

(1) The power-operated hoistway doors shall be either horizontally sliding or swing type doors.

(A) Horizontally sliding doors shall have power opening that complies with Section 3022(b)(2), and power closing that complies with Sections 3022(c) and 3022(e).

1. Power-operated doors shall remain open for at least 20 seconds when activated.

(B) Where provided, automatic swing type doors shall be low energy, power-operated, and shall comply with ANSI/BHMA A156.19-1990, American National Standard for power assist and low energy power operated doors, except section 3, which is hereby incorporated by reference.

Note: A low energy power-operated door is a door with power mechanisms that open and close the door upon receipt of an actuating signal and does not generate more kinetic energy than specified in ANSI/BHMA A156.19-1990.

(Title 24, Part 7, Section 7-3093.4)


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


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

2. Amendment of section heading and subsection (b) and new subsections (c)-(c)(1)(B) filed 8-29-2001; operative 9-28-2001 (Register 2001, No. 35).

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