SAFETY CODE FOR MECHANIZED PARKING GARAGE EQUIPMENT
|Publication Date:||1 January 1964|
The rules of this Code cover requirements for equipment used exclusively for the parking of automobiles in buildings or structures where, during the parking process, each automobile is moved either under its own power, or by means of a power-driven transfer device, onto and off an elevator, operating in either a stationary or a horizontally moving hoistway, directly into parking spaces or stalls in line with the elevator, and where no persons are normally stationed on any level except the receiving level and/or the discharging level.
Elevators in buildings or structures where the automobile after being unloaded from the elevator can be driven under its own power across any floor of the structure into any unoccupied space not in line with the elevator are considered power freight elevators subject to the rules of the American Standard Safety Code for Elevators, Dumbwaiters and Escalators, ASA 17.1, for such elevators.
PURPOSE AND EXCEPTIONS
The purpose of this Code is to provide basic and uniform regulations, establishing reasonable safeguards for the protection of the users of mechanized parking garage equipment and promoting the public welfare.
The enforcing authority may upon proper application grant exceptions to these rules upon a showing of practical difficulties or unnecessary hardship or because of new developments, but only when it is clearly evident that reasonable safety is assured.