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PDFWAC 296-96-24670

Hoistway requirements.

(1) Escape ladders shall be installed and shall extend the full length of the hoistway.
(a) Ladders shall be installed in a manner to provide access to an emergency exit and shall be located in a position so that in an emergency a person can safely transfer from the car platform to the ladder.
Transfer is considered safe when a person can maintain 3 points of contact while making the transfer.
(b) An "IMPAIRED CLEARANCE" sign shall be posted at the bottom of a ladder when the face of the ladder is less than 30 in. from any structure.
(2) The minimum clearance between a car side and the hoistway enclosure is 1 in.
(3) The clearance between a car platform and a landing sill shall be at least 1/2 in. but not more than 1 1/2 in.
(4) Adequate lighting shall be installed and operating in the path of travel.
For the purpose of this section, adequate lighting shall be 5 fc.
[Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.87 RCW. WSR 21-18-096, § 296-96-24670, filed 8/31/21, effective 10/1/21; WSR 18-18-070, § 296-96-24670, filed 8/31/18, effective 10/1/18.]
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