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ASME A18.1 - 2008 PDF


ASME A18.1

Revision / Edition: 08      Chg:      Date: 08/28/08


Document Abstract
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 mobility impaired 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 A17.1b–1997 and later edition

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

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

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

(e) portable equipment

(f) amusement devices

(g) stage and orchestra lifts


This Standard applies to new installations only.

Effective Date.

The requirements of this edition to 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.

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