ASME A17.1

Safety Code for Elevators and Escalators Includes Requirements for Elevators, Escalators, Dumbwaiters, Moving Walks, Material Lifts, and Dumbwaiters With Automatic Transfer Devices

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Organization: ASME
Publication Date: 30 November 2016
Status: active
Page Count: 598
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Equipment Covered by This Code

This Code covers the design, construction, operation, inspection, testing, maintenance, alteration, and repair of the following equipment and its associated parts, rooms, spaces, and hoistways, where located in or adjacent to a building or structure (see Section 1.2):

(a) hoisting and lowering mechanisms, equipped with a car, that move between two or more landings. This equipment includes, but is not limited to, elevators (see Section 1.3).

(b) power-driven stairways and walkways for carrying persons between landings. This equipment includes, but is not limited to, escalators and moving walks (see Section 1.3).

(c) hoisting and lowering mechanisms equipped with a car that serves two or more landings and is restricted to the carrying of material by its limited size or limited access to the car. This equipment includes, but is not limited to, dumbwaiters and material lifts; it does not include vertical reciprocating conveyors (see Section 1.3).

Equipment Not Covered by This Code

Equipment not covered by this Code includes, but is not limited to, the following:

(a) personnel hoists within the scope of ANSI A10.4 and CSA-Z185

(b) material hoists within the scope of ANSI A10.5 and CSA-Z256

(c) platform lifts and stairway chairlifts within the scope of ASME A18.1, CSA B355, and CSA B613

(d) manlifts within the scope of ASME A90.1 and CSA B311, and in jurisdictions enforcing NBCC Special Purpose Personnel Elevators (ASME A17.1, Section 5.7)

(e) mobile scaffolds and towers; platforms within the scope of ANSI/SAIA A92 and CSA-B354

(f) powered platform and equipment for exterior and interior building maintenance within the scope of ASME A120.1 and CSA-Z271

(g) conveyors and related equipment within the scope of ASME B20.1

(h) cranes, derricks, hoists, hooks, jacks, and slings within the scope of ASME B30, CSA Z150, CSA B167, CSA Z202, and CSA Z248

(i) industrial trucks within the scope of ASME B56 and CSA B335

(j) portable equipment, except for portable escalators, that are covered by Section 6.1

(k) tiering or piling machines used to move material to and from storage located and operating entirely within one story

(l) equipment for feeding or positioning material at machine tools, printing presses, etc.

(m) skip or furnace hoists

(n) wharf ramps

(o) amusement devices

(p) stage and orchestra lifts

(q) lift bridges

(r) railroad car lifts and dumpers

(s) mechanized parking garage equipment

(t) line jacks, false cars, shafters, moving platforms, and similar equipment used for installing an elevator

(u) platform-type elevators installed on board a marine vessel

NOTES:

(1) A maritime, industrial-use device with no car enclosure. Controls are located outside of the hoistway. Typically utilizes elevator-type rail systems and elevator-type interlock systems.

(2) Not a platform lift within the scope of A18.1.

(v) dock levelers (freight platform lifts) having a rise of 500 mm (20 in.) or less

(w) in Canadian jurisdictions, devices having a rise of 2 000mm(79 in.) or less and used only for the transfer of materials or equipment

(x) in jurisdictions enforcing NBCC, mine elevators within the scope of Section 5.9

Application of Parts

This Code applies to new installations only, except Part 1, and Sections 5.10, 8.1, 8.6, 8.7, 8.8, 8.9, 8.10, and 8.11, that apply to both new and existing installations.

Effective Date

The requirements of this edition to the Code are effective as of the date noted on the Summary of Changes page of this document with the exception of 8.10.1.1.3 and 8.11.1.1 that shall be effective immediately. The authority having jurisdiction will establish the effective date for their local regulations.

Purpose

The purpose of this Code is to provide for the safety of life and limb, and to promote the public welfare. Compliance with this Code shall be achieved by

(a) conformance with the requirements in ASME A17.1/CSA B44; or

(b) conformance with some of the requirements in ASME A17.1/CSA B44 and for systems, subsystems, components, or functions that do not conform with certain requirements in ASME A17.1/CSA B44, conform with the applicable requirements in ASME A17.7/ CSA B44.7; or

(c) conformance with the requirements in ASME A17.7/CSA B44.7

Document History

ASME A17.1
November 30, 2016
Safety Code for Elevators and Escalators Includes Requirements for Elevators, Escalators, Dumbwaiters, Moving Walks, Material Lifts, and Dumbwaiters With Automatic Transfer Devices
Equipment Covered by This Code This Code covers the design, construction, operation, inspection, testing, maintenance, alteration, and repair of the following equipment and its associated parts,...
October 21, 2013
Safety Code for Elevators and Escalators Includes Requirements for Elevators, Escalators, Dumbwaiters, Moving Walks, Material Lifts, and Dumbwaiters With Automatic Transfer Devices
Equipment Covered by This Code This Code covers the design, construction, operation, inspection, testing, maintenance, alteration, and repair of the following equipment and its associated parts,...
December 30, 2010
Safety Code for Elevators and Escalators Includes Requirements for Elevators, Escalators, Dumbwaiters, Moving Walks, Material Lifts, and Dumbwaiters With Automatic Transfer Devices
Equipment Covered by This Code This Code covers the design, construction, operation, inspection, testing, maintenance, alteration, and repair of the following equipment and its associated parts,...
December 30, 2009
Safety Code for Elevators and Escalators
Part 2 applies to electric elevators installed at an angle greater than 70 deg from the horizontal. It applies to other equipment only as referenced in the applicable Part. NOTE: See also Part 8 for...
December 5, 2008
Safety Code for Elevators and Escalators
Equipment Covered by this Code This Code covers the design, construction, operation, inspection, testing, maintenance, alteration, and repair of the following equipment and its associated parts,...
April 6, 2007
Safety Code for Elevators and Escalators Includes Requirements for Elevators, Escalators, Dumbwaiters, Moving Walks, Material Lifts, and Dumbwaiters With Automatic Transfer Devices
Equipment Covered by this Code This Code covers the design, construction, operation, inspection, testing, maintenance, alteration, and repair of the following equipment and its associated parts,...
August 12, 2005
Supplement to ASME A17.1-2004 - Safety Code for Elevators and Escalators
Equipment Covered by This Code This Code covers the design, construction, operation, inspection, testing, maintenance, alteration, and repair of the following equipment, its associated parts, and...
April 29, 2005
Safety Code for Elevators and Escalators
Equipment Covered by This Code This Code covers the design, construction, operation, inspection, testing, maintenance, alteration, and repair of the following equipment, its associated parts, and...
April 30, 2004
Safety Code for Elevators and Escalators
Equipment Covered by This Code This Code covers the design, construction, operation, inspection, testing, maintenance, alteration, and repair of the following equipment, its associated parts, and its...
May 30, 2003
Safety Code for Elevators and Escalators
Equipment Covered by This Code This Code covers the design, construction, operation, inspection, testing, maintenance, alteration, and repair of the following equipment, its associated parts, and its...
April 4, 2002
Safety Code for Elevators and Escalators
Equipment Covered by This Code This Code covers the design, construction, operation, inspection, testing, maintenance, alteration, and repair of the following equipment, its associated parts, and its...
November 30, 2000
Addenda to Asme A17.1-1996 Safety Code for Elevators and Escalators
A description is not available for this item.
January 1, 2000
Safety Code for Elevators and Escalators
GENERAL This Code is one of the numerous codes and standards developed and published by The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) under the general auspices of the American National...
June 30, 1999
Addenda to A17.1 - 1996 Safety Code for Elevators and Escalators
A description is not available for this item.
January 1, 1998
Addenda to A17.1-1996 Safety Code for Elevators and Escalators
A description is not available for this item.
January 1, 1997
Addenda to A17.1-1996 Safety Code for Elevators and Escalators
A description is not available for this item.
October 3, 1996
Safety Code for Elevators and Escalators
GENERAL This Code is one of the numerous codes and standards developed and published by The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) under the general auspices of the American National...
January 1, 1995
ADDENDA TO ASME A17.1-1993 SAFETY CODE FOR ELEVATORS AND ESCALATORS
A description is not available for this item.
December 31, 1994
ADDENDA TO ASME A17.1-1993 SAFETY CODE FOR ELEVATORS AND ESCALATORS
A description is not available for this item.
December 31, 1993
SAFETY CODE FOR ELEVATORS AND ESCALATORS
Equipment Covered by This Code This Code of safety standards covers the design, construction, operation, inspection, testing, maintenance, alteration, and repair of the following equipment, its...
December 28, 1992
ADDENDA FOR A17.1 - 1990 SAFETY CODE FOR ELEVATORS AND ESCALATORS; ERRATA - 1993
A description is not available for this item.
January 1, 1991
ADDENDA TO A17.1 - 1990 SAFETY CODE FOR ELEVATORS AND ESCALATORS
A description is not available for this item.
January 1, 1990
SAFETY CODE FOR ELEVATORS AND ESCALATORS; ERRATA - 1991
A description is not available for this item.
November 30, 1989
ADDENDA TO A17.1 - 1987 SAFETY CODE FOR ELEVATORS AND ESCALATORS
A description is not available for this item.
November 30, 1988
ADDENDA TO A17.1 - 1987 SAFETY CODE FOR ELEVATORS AND ESCALATORS
A description is not available for this item.

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