Safety code for personnel hoists
|Publication Date:||1 January 1987|
|ICS Code (Other lifting equipment):||53.020.99|
This Standard applies to structures and hoists that are not a permanent part of buildings, structures, or other works, and that are used during construction, alteration, or demolition to raise and lower persons and/or materials connected with or related to a building project.
This Standard covers the design, construction, installation, operation, and acceptance inspection and testing of personnel hoists.
This Standard does not apply to
(a) hoists for raising and lowering materials with no provisions for carrying personnel;
(b) temporary elevators installed in their hoistways during the construction of buildings and incorporating a part of the permanent elevator to be installed later;
(c) manlifts, counterbalanced or endless-belt type;
(d) mine elevators;
(e) cranes and derricks;
(f) window cleaners and swing stages;
(g) mobile fork lift trucksand similar equipment; or
(h) rope-guided and non-guided personnel const ruct ion hoists.