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WAC 296-96-23117: What requirements apply to top of car railings for traction elevators?

Published: 2015

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WACs > Title 296 > Chapter 296-96 > Section 296-96-23117



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WAC 296-96-23117

What requirements apply to top of car railings for traction elevators?

A standard railing must be installed on the top of all traction elevators where the perpendicular distance between the edges of the car top and the adjacent hoistway enclosure exceeds twelve inches horizontal clearance. The railing shall be substantially constructed of metal and shall consist of a top rail, intermediate rail and post. The top rail shall have a smooth surface and the upper surface shall be located at a vertical height of forty-two inches. The intermediate rail shall be located approximately halfway between the top rail and the car top. There must be a minimum of six inches of clearance above the top rail when the car is at its furthest point of travel.If the vertical clearance from the car top to the hoistway enclosure, including gravity-stopping distance, is less than 48 inches away, the top handrail height may be reduced to 42 inches plus or minus 3 inches. If the clearances will not allow a 39-inch handrail, do not install the top of car railing, instead provide signage required by WAC 296-96-23119.
[Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.87 RCW. WSR 07-24-041, § 296-96-23117, filed 11/30/07, effective 1/1/08. Statutory Authority: RCW 70.87.020, 70.87.030, 70.87.034, 70.87.120, 70.87.185, 70.87.190, 2002 c 98, 2003 c 143 and 2004 c 66. WSR 04-12-047, § 296-96-23117, filed 5/28/04, effective 6/30/04.]