Chapter 296-96 WAC

Last Update: 8/31/18

SAFETY REGULATIONS AND FEES FOR ALL ELEVATORS, DUMBWAITERS, ESCALATORS AND OTHER CONVEYANCES

(Formerly chapters 296-81, 296-82, 296-84, 296-85, 296-87, 296-89, 296-91, 296-93A, 296-94, 296-95, and 296-100 WAC)

WAC Sections

PART A - ADMINISTRATIVE
296-96-00500Scope, purpose, and authority.
296-96-00600Application of adopted standards and rules.
296-96-00650Adopted standards.
296-96-00675Amendments to adopted standards.
296-96-00700Chapter definitions.
296-96-00800Advisory committee on conveyances.
296-96-00805Appeal rights and hearings.
PART B - ELEVATOR CONTRACTOR AND CONVEYANCE MECHANIC LICENSES AND REGULATIONS AND FEES
note: Total fees include the sum of the permit cost plus plan check fees.
Part 1 – Licensing Requirements
Note: This part covers licensing requirements for elevator contractors and individuals working on conveyances.
296-96-00900General license requirements.
296-96-00902Exceptions to elevator mechanic license requirements.
296-96-00903Exceptions to elevator contractor license requirements.
296-96-00904License requirements for elevator contractors.
296-96-00906License requirements for elevator mechanics.
296-96-00907Making safety devices ineffective.
296-96-00908Elevator mechanic experience and education requirements.
296-96-00910Elevator mechanic license categories.
296-96-00912License renewal requirements.
Part 2 – Continuing Education
296-96-00914Continuing education course providers.
296-96-00916Continuing education course provider requirements.
296-96-00918Exemptions to continuing education requirements.
Part 3 – License Examinations, Fees, and Penalties
296-96-00920Elevator licensing examinations.
296-96-00922Licensing fees.
296-96-00924Civil penalties for licensing violations.
296-96-00930Outstanding judgments.
PART B-1 - PERMIT REGULATIONS AND FEES, PENALTIES AND INSPECTION TYPES FOR ALL CONVEYANCES
296-96-01000Permits for new construction and alterations.
296-96-01005Obtaining permits.
296-96-01006Work requiring permits.
296-96-01008Decommissioning a conveyance.
296-96-01009Purchasing a permit.
296-96-01010Installation and alteration permit fees.
296-96-01025Permit fees for personnel and material hoists.
296-96-01027Permit fee refunds.
296-96-01030Plan approval.
296-96-01035Inspection fees.
296-96-01040Construction-use inspection fee.
296-96-01045Residential elevator inspection and fees.
296-96-01055Technical services and consultations.
296-96-01057Accident investigations.
296-96-01060Inspections after normal business hours.
296-96-01065Annual operating permit fees.
296-96-01070Operating a conveyance without an operating permit.
296-96-01075Requests for variances (exceptions to requirements).
PART C - REGULATIONS FOR NEW AND ALTERED ELEVATORS AND LIFTING DEVICES
NOTE:This part provides requirements for new and altered equipment in lieu of, or in conjunction with, ASME A17.1/CSA B44.
Section 1
Inspections, Alterations, and Construction-Use Permits
296-96-02400Requests for acceptance inspections.
296-96-02405Inspection and approval process for alterations.
296-96-02410Alterations.
296-96-02415Construction-use permit.
Section 2
Plan Submittals and Layout Drawings
296-96-02421Layout plans.
Section 3
Requirements for Hydraulic Elevators
296-96-02425Shut-off valves.
296-96-02452Access to machines, overhead sheaves, shackles, and hitch supports.
Section 4
Main Line Disconnects and Shunt-Trip Breakers
296-96-02460Location.
Section 5
Additional Machine/Control Room Requirements
296-96-02465Machine rooms, control rooms, and control spaces.
Fire Service, Sprinklers, Sprinkler Pipes, Shunt Trip
296-96-02470Fireman's service for groups of four or more.
296-96-02471Emergency personnel lock box.
296-96-02481City of Seattle requirements for sprinklers and shunt trips.
Car(s)
Section 6
Correction Facility Elevators
296-96-02490Exceptions.
296-96-02525Communication devices and systems.
296-96-02530Handrails.
Hoistway and Pit
296-96-02552Location of equipment in hoistway.
296-96-02558Working platforms.
Outside Hoistway
296-96-02580Keys required on-site.
296-96-02590Building official signatures.
Accessibility Equipment
296-96-02605Private residence inclined stairway chairlifts.
296-96-02640Incline commercial stairway chair lifts.
PART C1 - MINIMUM STANDARDS FOR NEW AND ALTERED STANDARD APPLICATION MATERIAL LIFTS
296-96-05000Scope.
296-96-05010Definition and use.
296-96-05020Hoistway enclosure.
296-96-05030Hoistway gates and doors.
296-96-05040Space below hoistway.
296-96-05050Drive machines.
296-96-05070Car enclosures.
296-96-05080Running clearance.
296-96-05090Car and counterweight guides.
296-96-05100Loading and unloading.
296-96-05120Operating devices, terminal stopping devices and electrical protective devices.
296-96-05140Car safeties.
296-96-05150Brakes.
296-96-05160Suspension means.
296-96-05170Control stations.
296-96-05190Pits.
296-96-05200Illumination of landings.
296-96-05210Signage.
296-96-05220Electrical requirements.
296-96-05230Exposed equipment.
296-96-05240Minimum maintenance requirements.
296-96-05260Inspections required.
296-96-05290Periodic tests.
PART C2 - PRIVATE RESIDENCE INCLINED ELEVATORS
296-96-07150Guide rails, track supports and fastenings.
PART C3 - CONSTRUCTION, OPERATION, MAINTENANCE AND INSPECTION OF PRIVATE RESIDENCE INCLINED CONVEYANCES FOR TRANSPORTING ONLY PROPERTY
NOTE: New installations shall comply with ASME A17.1/CSA B44, 5.4.
PART C4 - PERSONNEL HOISTS
NOTE: All newly installed personnel hoists shall comply with ASSE/ANSI A10.4.
PART C5 - ADDITIONAL TYPES OF CONVEYANCES
Material Hoists
NOTE: New installations to comply with ANSI A10.5.
Belt Manlifts
NOTE: New installations of belt manlifts shall comply with current adopted version of ASME A90.1.
Special Purpose Personnel Elevators
NOTE: New installations shall comply with ASME A17.1/CSA B44, Section 5.7.
Hand Elevators
NOTE: New installations shall comply with ASME A17.1/CSA B44, Section 4.3.
Casket Lifts
NOTE: These conveyances are intended to be used only in mortuaries where moving caskets is necessary. The installation of new lifts for this purpose shall comply with ASME A17.1/CSA B44, Part 7.
296-96-11080Five-year test.
Boat Launching Elevators
296-96-18010Definition.
296-96-18011Minimum maintenance requirements.
296-96-18020Car and platform enclosures.
296-96-18030Electrical wiring requirements.
296-96-18040Brakes.
296-96-18050Stop switches and protective devices.
296-96-18060Reshackling and refastening of hoisting cables.
296-96-18070Hoistway gates and doors.
296-96-18080Hoistway enclosures.
Mechanized Parking Garages
296-96-20005Applicable codes and standards.
296-96-20010Minimum maintenance requirements.
PART D - REGULATIONS FOR EXISTING ELEVATORS, DUMBWAITERS, AND ESCALATORS
NOTE: This part provides the minimum requirements for existing conveyances. Application of Part D rules apply where a conveyance was not provided, or required to be provided, with a device or system when originally installed or altered. Where Part D does not cover a particular device or system, refer to ASME A17.3.
Section 1
Compliance Time Frames
296-96-23000Compliance time frames.
Section 2
Additional Requirements
Subpart I
296-96-23100Elevator operating keys.
296-96-23101Identification numbers.
Section 1
296-96-23115Access to overhead sheaves.
296-96-23116Car numbers.
296-96-23117Car top railings for traction elevators.
296-96-23118Car top railings for hydraulic elevators.
296-96-23119Low overhead signs.
Section 2
Machine Rooms and Machinery Spaces
296-96-23122Machine room and machinery space illumination.
296-96-23123Duplex and simplex receptacles.
296-96-23126Guarding of equipment.
Section 3
Pits
296-96-23130Pit access.
296-96-23132Pit illumination and receptacles.
296-96-23158Identification of floors.
Subpart II
Existing Elevators
296-96-23200Scope.
Section 1
Compensating Means Connections
296-96-23205Compensating means.
Section 2
Suspension Systems and Their Connections
296-96-23283Missing data tags.
Section 3
Absence of Safety Bulkheads
296-96-23303Hydraulic elevators without safety bulkheads.
Subpart III
Alterations, Repairs, Maintenance, and Testing
296-96-23605Examination of standard application material lifts, special purpose lifts, electric manlifts, and hand elevators.
296-96-23606Installations placed in voluntary red tag status.
Subpart IV
Lifts for Physically Handicapped
296-96-23700Lifts for persons with disabilities.
296-96-23701Periodic examinations and tests on commercial accessibility lifts.
Subpart V
Standard Application Material Lifts
296-96-24000Applicable codes and rules.
Subpart VI
Alterations, Repairs, Maintenance, and Testing
Subpart VII
Lifts for Physically Handicapped
Subpart VIII
Inclined Private Residence Elevators
296-96-24100Definition of inclined private residence elevators.
296-96-24103Requirements for existing inclined elevators.
296-96-24106Alterations.
296-96-24109Minimum maintenance requirements.
296-96-24112Runway clearances.
296-96-24115Landing enclosures and gates.
296-96-24118Bumpers and buffers.
296-96-24121Machinery beams and supports.
296-96-24124Car platforms.
296-96-24127Maximum rated speed.
296-96-24130Construction requirements.
296-96-24133Car enclosures.
296-96-24136Car doors and gates.
296-96-24139Capacity and data plates.
296-96-24142Guide rails, track supports and fastenings.
296-96-24145Counterweights.
296-96-24148Safeties and governors.
296-96-24151Testing of safeties and governors.
296-96-24154Driving machines and sheaves.
296-96-24157Terminal stopping switches.
296-96-24160Operation.
296-96-24163Suspension means.
296-96-24166Controllers.
296-96-24169Traveling cables.
296-96-24172Electrical wiring.
296-96-24175Supporting structures.
296-96-24178Additional requirements.
Subpart IX
Private Residence Inclined Conveyances for Transporting Only Property
296-96-24200Scope.
296-96-24203Definition.
296-96-24206Existing conveyances.
296-96-24209Alterations.
296-96-24212Plans.
296-96-24215Minimum maintenance requirements.
296-96-24218Cars, landing gates and enclosures.
296-96-24221Bumpers and buffers.
296-96-24225Machinery beams, sheaves, and supports.
296-96-24228Rated load of platforms.
296-96-24231Rated speed.
296-96-24234Frames and platforms.
296-96-24237Car enclosures.
296-96-24240Capacity and data plates.
296-96-24243Guide rails, track supports, and fastenings.
296-96-24246Counterweights.
296-96-24249Safeties and governors.
296-96-24252Testing of safeties.
296-96-24255Drive machines, sheaves and brakes.
296-96-24258Terminal stopping switches.
296-96-24261Activation and operation.
296-96-24264Suspension means.
296-96-24267Controllers.
296-96-24270Traveling cables.
296-96-24273Electrical requirements.
296-96-24276Track supporting structures.
296-96-24279Additional requirements.
Subpart X
Material Hoists
296-96-24301Applicable regulations.
296-96-24350Inspection of jumps.
Subpart XI
Belt Manlifts
296-96-24401Applicable requirements.
296-96-24416Landings.
296-96-24419Landing guards and cones.
296-96-24422Guarding of entrances and exits.
296-96-24425Guarding of floor openings.
296-96-24428Guarding of floor landings.
296-96-24431Bottom landings.
296-96-24434Top clearances.
296-96-24437Emergency exit ladders.
296-96-24440Lighting.
296-96-24445Drive machines.
296-96-24448Operating speed.
296-96-24451Step requirements.
296-96-24454Handholds.
296-96-24457Up-limit stop devices.
296-96-24460Emergency stop devices.
296-96-24466Warning signs.
296-96-24470Restricted use of manlifts.
296-96-24478Inspection requirements.
296-96-24480Five-year test requirements.
Subpart XII
Special Purpose Elevators
(Formerly Known as Electric Manlifts)
296-96-24500Scope.
296-96-24516Maintenance requirements.
296-96-24519Hoistway and landing construction.
296-96-24522Hoistway doors and gates.
296-96-24525Car enclosures and frames.
296-96-24528Car doors and gates.
296-96-24531Counterweight enclosures, counterweight and fastenings.
296-96-24534Guide rails.
296-96-24537Suspension means.
296-96-24540Habitable space below elevator.
296-96-24543Car safeties.
296-96-24547Drive machine brakes.
296-96-24550Car controls.
296-96-24553Drive machines.
296-96-24557Buffers.
296-96-24560Additional applicable requirements.
Subpart XIII
Hand Elevators
(Previously Called Hand-Powered Manlifts)
296-96-24600Scope.
296-96-24611Maintenance and test requirements.
296-96-24620Landings and entrances.
296-96-24630Habitable space beneath the car and counterweight.
296-96-24635Guide rails.
296-96-24640Buffers.
296-96-24645Car construction.
296-96-24650Counterweights.
296-96-24655Sheaves and supporting members.
296-96-24660Suspension means.
296-96-24665Operating ropes.
296-96-24670Hoistway requirements.
Subpart XIV
Casket Lifts
Note:
As a minimum, all such lifts currently installed shall comply with this section. These conveyances are intended to be used only in mortuaries where moving of caskets is necessary. New casket lifts shall comply with either ASME A17.1/CSA B44 Part 7 or with this chapter, Part C1.
296-96-24700Scope.
296-96-24703Minimum maintenance requirements.
296-96-24706Machine rooms and machinery space.
296-96-24709Equipment in machine rooms/spaces.
296-96-24712Electrical wiring, pipes and ducts in hoistways and machine rooms.
296-96-24715Pits.
296-96-24718Hoistway door openings.
296-96-24721Hoistway door installation.
296-96-24724Hoistway door clearances.
296-96-24727Hoistway door locking devices.
296-96-24730Protection of space beneath hoistway.
296-96-24733Car doors and gates.
296-96-24736Car enclosure.
296-96-24739Construction of car frames and platforms.
296-96-24742Connecting car frames to platforms.
296-96-24745Capacity.
296-96-24748Driving machines.
296-96-24751Material and grooving for sheaves and drums.
296-96-24754Brakes.
296-96-24757Terminal stopping devices.
296-96-24760Suspension means.
296-96-24765Hydraulic casket lifts.
296-96-24770Valves, supply piping and fittings.
296-96-24775Stopping devices.
296-96-24780Operating devices.
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