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PDFWAC 296-96-02605

Private residence inclined stairway chairlifts.

(1) Battery operated private residence inclined stairway chairlifts are not required to be permanently wired or installed on an individual branch circuit as required by NEC 620.51 (A) Exception 2. These conveyances shall be permitted to use a cord and plug that will act as the equipment disconnecting means. The circuit, which is used for the equipment, shall have overcurrent protection that will protect the circuit and the equipment. The circuit shall have sufficient capacity to support the additional load of the stairway chairlift. Units that are operated by line voltage shall comply with NEC 620.51 (A) Exception 2.
(2) A free passage width of not less than seventeen inches shall be provided. If the chair can be folded when not in use the distance can be measured from the folded chair. When in use there must be a minimum of two inches between any body part and the nearest obstruction.
[Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.87 RCW. WSR 18-18-070, § 296-96-02605, filed 8/31/18, effective 10/1/18; WSR 13-24-066, § 296-96-02605, filed 11/27/13, effective 1/1/14; WSR 07-24-041, § 296-96-02605, filed 11/30/07, effective 1/1/08.]
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