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Chapter definitions.

The following definitions apply to this chapter (see RCW 70.87.010 and ASME A17.1/CSA B44 for additional definitions necessary for use with this chapter):
(1) "ANSI" means the American National Standard Institute.
(2) "ASA" means the American Safety Association.
(3) "ASME" means the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.
(4) "Acceptable proof" refers to the documentation that is required to be provided to the department during the elevator contractor and mechanic license application and renewal process.
(5) "Alteration" means an intended change to the original design of elevator equipment.
(6) "Authority having jurisdiction (AHJ)" means the organization, office, or individual responsible for enforcement of this code. Where compliance with this code has been mandated by legislation or regulation, the "authority having jurisdiction" is the regulatory authority.
(7) "Code" refers to nationally recognized codes (i.e., ASME, ANSI, ICC, and NFPA) and the Washington Administrative Code.
(8) "Conveyance work" means the alteration, construction, dismantling, erection, installation, maintenance, relocation, and wiring of a conveyance.
(9) "Construction personnel hoist (CPH)" refers to equipment installed inside or outside buildings or structures during construction, alteration, demolition or operations and are used to raise and lower workers and other personnel connected with or related to the structure. The hoist may also be used for transportation of materials. These personnel hoists are exclusively covered in ANSI/ASSP A10.4.
(10) "Controller" shall include, but not be limited to:
(a) A device or group of devices that serves to control in a predetermined manner the apparatus to which it is connected.
(b) Controller, motion: An operative unit comprising a device or group of devices for actuating the moving member.
(c) Controller, motor: The operative units of a motion control system comprising the starter devices and/or power conversion equipment required to drive an electric motor.
(d) Controller, operation: An operative unit comprising a device or group of devices for actuating the motion control.
(11) "Decommissioning conveyance" means a group of tasks that are to be accomplished in order to place the conveyance in a long-term out-of-service status.
(12) "Examination" means a routine process or procedural task(s) or test(s) that ensures a conveyance and its systems and subsystems remain properly maintained and safe to operate.
(13) "Final judgment" means any money that is owed the department as the result of an individual's or firm's unsuccessful appeal or failure to appeal a civil penalty.
(14) "Form, fit, and function" means specific characteristics of a device (such as a component or assembly) that enable direct substitution of the device for a similar device without adversely affecting the operation or safety of the overall equipment. Factors to be considered with respect to form, fit, and function include, but are not always limited to: The ability of the device to be connected in place of the original; having similar size, shape and appearance; ability to perform the same function as the original device; and having ratings equal to or greater than the original device.
(15) "General direction - Installation and alteration work" means the necessary education, assistance, and supervision provided by a licensed elevator mechanic (in the appropriate license category) who is on the same job site as the helper/apprentice.
(16) "General direction - Maintenance work" means the necessary education, assistance, and supervision provided by a licensed elevator mechanic (in the appropriate license category) to ensure that the maintenance work is performed safely and to code.
(17) "Layout drawings" or "plans" or "shop drawings" means elevation and plan view drawings that show required clearances and dimensions of elevator equipment in relation to building structure and other elevator equipment.
(18) "Layout drawings, engineering" means structural drawings verified and stamped by a professional engineer registered in the state of Washington.
(19) "Lockout/tagout" means the placement of a lockout device on an energy isolating device.
(20) "Machine room less (MRL elevator)" means there is not a machine room that contains the actual controls and lifting machine for electric traction elevators, or the actual controls and pumping machine/tank for hydraulic elevators. These are located inside the hoistway or pit.
(21) "Material hoist" means a hoist that is not a part of a permanent structure used to raise or lower materials during construction, alteration, or demolition. It is not applicable to the temporary use of permanently installed personnel elevators as material hoists.
(22) "Primary point of contact" is the designated individual employed by a licensed elevator contractor.
(23) "Private residence elevator" means a power passenger elevator which is installed in a private residence or multiple dwelling as a means of access to a single private residence.
(24) "Red tag" or "red tag status" means an elevator or other conveyance that has been removed from service and operation because of noncompliance with chapter 70.87 RCW and this chapter or at the request of the owner.
(25) "Repair" means a procedure used to restore a device or system to its original design parameters without supplying a complete new component or device.
(26) "Replacement" means the substitution of a device, component, and/or subsystem in its entirety with a unit that is basically the same as the original for the purpose of ensuring performance in accordance with chapter 70.87 RCW.
(27) "RCW" means the Revised Code of Washington.
(28) "Traction elevator" means an elevator in which the friction between the hoist ropes and the drive machine sheave is used to move the elevator car.
(29) "USAS" means the U.S.A. Standards.
(30) "Vertical reciprocating conveyors (VRC)" means B20.1 lifts which are designed by way of reciprocating power or gravity actuated unit (not designed to carry passengers or an operator) to raise and lower objects on a carrier and transmits them between two or more levels. VRC's are mounted in a stationary position. The equipment may perform a stand-alone function. These conveyances that are manufactured to ASME/ANSI B20.1 standard are not permitted in the state of Washington.
(31) "WAC" means the Washington Administrative Code.
(32) "WAC material lift" means a lift used strictly for freight transport and is in compliance with this chapter, Part C1. (Note: These are not to be confused with Type A and Type B material lifts covered in ASME A17.1/CSA B44, Part 7).
[Statutory Authority: RCW 70.87.030. WSR 23-17-141, § 296-96-00700, filed 8/22/23, effective 10/2/23. Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.87 RCW. WSR 18-18-070, § 296-96-00700, filed 8/31/18, effective 10/1/18; WSR 13-24-066, § 296-96-00700, filed 11/27/13, effective 1/1/14; WSR 07-24-041, § 296-96-00700, filed 11/30/07, effective 1/1/08. Statutory Authority: RCW 70.87.020, 70.87.030, 70.87.034, 70.87.120, 70.87.185, 70.87.190, 2002 c 98, 2003 c 143 and 2004 c 66. WSR 04-12-047, § 296-96-00700, filed 5/28/04, effective 6/30/04. Statutory Authority: RCW 70.87.020, 70.87.030, 70.87.034, 70.87.120, 70.87.185 and chapter 70.87 RCW. WSR 01-02-026, § 296-96-00700, filed 12/22/00, effective 1/22/01.]
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