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WAC 296-96-23118: What requirements apply to top of car railings for hydraulic elevators in unenclosed hoistways?


Published: 2015

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296-96-23117    

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What requirements apply to top of car railings for hydraulic elevators in unenclosed hoistways?









A standard railing must be installed on the top of hydraulic elevators installed in unenclosed hoistways. 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 42 inches plus or minus 3 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 on the mechanical stop. If the vertical clearance of 6 inches cannot be achieved, do not install car top railing, instead provide signage required by WAC 296-96-119 [WAC 296-96-23119]
[Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.87 RCW. WSR 07-24-041, § 296-96-23118, 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, § 296-96-23118, filed 5/28/04, effective 6/30/04.]