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PDFWAC 296-96-05030

Hoistway gates and doors.

Enclosure gates (doors) shall be constructed according to the following standards:
(1) The gate shall guard the full width of each opening on every landing.
(2) It shall be built in one of the following styles:
(a) Vertically sliding;
(b) Biparting;
(c) Counter-balanced;
(d) Horizontally swinging; or
(e) Horizontally sliding.
(3) Be constructed of either solid material or material with openings that will reject a 2-inch diameter ball.
(4) Be constructed with a distance of not more than 2 1/2 inches between a hoistway gate or hoistway door face and a landing sill edge.
(5) Be designed and guided to withstand (without being broken, permanently deformed, or displaced from its guides or tracks) a 100 pound lateral pressure applied near its center.
(6) Be equipped with labeled and listed electrical interlock(s) that prevents the operation of the lift when the doors or gates are open.
(7) Be constructed with balanced type vertically sliding gates that extend no more than 2 inches vertically from the landing threshold and no less than 66 inches above it.
[Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.87 RCW. WSR 18-18-070, § 296-96-05030, filed 8/31/18, effective 10/1/18. 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, § 296-96-05030, 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, § 296-96-05030, filed 12/22/00, effective 1/22/01.]
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