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PDFWAC 296-96-24620

Landings and entrances.

(1) Every landing shall be protected on all sides other than the landing opening side with a standard guard rail and intermediate guard rail. All landings except the bottom landing shall have a toe board installed on all sides except the landing opening side.
(2) All entrances shall be not less than 1981.2 mm (78 in.) in height and in no case may the width exceed the corresponding car dimensions.
(3) All entrances shall be provided with an approved maze or with a hoistway gate which shall:
(a) Be at least 914.4 mm (36 in.) in height;
(b) Extend downward to within 25.4 mm (1 in.) of the landing sill;
(c) Be of the self-closing type, designed to swing horizontally out from the hoistway and closing against a full jam stop;
(d) Be located within 101.6 mm (4 in.) of the edge of the landing sill;
(e) Have a "DANGER" sign conspicuously posted on the landing side of the hoistway gate; and
(f) Withstand a 250 lb. horizontal thrust.
(4) An automatic safety device which will prevent the car from leaving the landing until manually released by the operator shall be installed at the bottom landing.
(5) Adequate lighting shall be installed and operating at each landing.
For the purpose of this section "adequate lighting" means 5 foot-candles.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 70.87.030. WSR 23-17-141, § 296-96-24620, filed 8/22/23, effective 10/2/23. Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.87 RCW. WSR 18-18-070, § 296-96-24620, filed 8/31/18, effective 10/1/18.]
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