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ASME A18.1

Safety Standard for Platform Lifts and Stairway Chairlifts

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Organization: ASME
Publication Date: 1 January 2020
Status: active
Page Count: 81
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Equipment Covered by This Standard.

This safety Standard covers the design, construction, installation, operation, inspection, testing, maintenance, and repair of inclined stairway chairlifts and inclined and vertical platform lifts intended for transportation of a mobilityimpaired person only. The device shall have a limited vertical travel, operating speed, and platform area. Operation shall be under continuous control of the user/attendant. The device shall not penetrate more than one floor. A full passenger enclosure on the platform shall be prohibited.

Equipment Not Covered by This Standard.

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

(a) elevators, escalators, moving walkways, material lifts, and dumbwaiters within the scope of ASME A17.1-1997 and later editions

(b) personnel hoists within the scope of ANSI/ASSE A10.4

(c) manlifts within the scope of ASME A90.1

(d) powered platforms and equipment for exterior and interior building maintenance within the scope of ASME A120.1

(e) portable equipment

(f) amusement devices

(g) stage and orchestra lifts

Application.

This Standard applies to new installations only, except section 10, which applies to new and existing installations.

Effective Date.

The requirements of this edition of the Standard are effective as of the date established by the local regulations of the authority having jurisdiction. Where the Standard has not been adopted by local regulation and a specific edition has not been stipulated by contractual agreement, compliance with this edition is recommended as of the effective date listed in the front of the document.

Document History

ASME A18.1
January 1, 2020
Safety Standard for Platform Lifts and Stairway Chairlifts
Equipment Covered by This Standard. This safety Standard covers the design, construction, installation, operation, inspection, testing, maintenance, and repair of inclined stairway chairlifts and...
October 5, 2017
Safety Standard for Platform Lifts and Stairway Chairlifts
Equipment Covered by This Standard. This safety Standard covers the design, construction, installation, operation, inspection, testing, maintenance, and repair of inclined stairway chairlifts and...
September 12, 2014
Safety Standard for Platform Lifts and Stairway Chairlifts
Equipment Covered by This Standard. This safety Standard covers the design, construction, installation, operation, inspection, testing, maintenance, and repair of inclined stairway chairlifts and...
October 31, 2011
Safety Standard for Platform Lifts and Stairway Chairlifts
Equipment Covered by This Standard. This safety Standard covers the design, construction, installation, operation, inspection, testing, maintenance, and repair of inclined stairway chairlifts and...
August 28, 2008
Safety Standard for Platform Lifts and Stairway Chairlifts
Equipment Covered by This Standard. This safety Standard covers the design, construction, installation, operation, inspection, testing, maintenance, and repair of inclined stairway chairlifts and...
November 29, 2005
Safety Standard for Platform Lifts and Stairway Chairlifts
Equipment Covered by This Standard. This safety Standard covers the design, construction, installation, operation, inspection, testing, maintenance, and repair of inclined stairway chairlifts and...
November 29, 2005
Safety Standard for Platform Lifts and Stairway Chairlifts
Equipment Covered by This Standard. This safety Standard covers the design, construction, installation, operation, inspection, testing, maintenance, and repair of inclined stairway chairlifts and...
September 12, 2003
Safety Standard for Platform Lifts and Stairway Chairlifts
Scope Equipment Covered by This Standard. This safety Standard covers the design, construction, installation, operation, inspection, testing, maintenance, and repair of inclined stairway chairlifts...
March 26, 2001
Addenda to A18.1-1999 Safety Standard for Platform Lifts and Stairway Chairlifts
A description is not available for this item.
January 1, 2001
Addenda to A18.1-1999 Safety Standard for Platform Lifts and Stairway Chairlifts
Equipment Covered by This Standard. This safety Standard covers the design, construction, installation, operation, inspection, testing, maintenance, and repair of inclined stairway chairlifts and...
July 26, 1999
Safety Standard for Platform Lifts and Stairway Chairlifts
A description is not available for this item.

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