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PDFWAC 296-96-24460

Emergency stop devices.

All belt manlifts shall have emergency stop devices that:
(1) Are located within easy reach of the "up" and "down" run of the belt;
(2) Stop power to the lift and apply the lift brake when pulled in the direction of travel;
(3) Have a treadle switch (manual reset type) that is located below the lowest landing on the belt's "down" side and, if a person fails to get off at the lowest landing, stops the lift and ejects the person from the step as it approaches the boot pulley;
(4) Are made of cotton rope with a wire center, manila or sisal rope, or metal pipe or tubing. Wire rope cannot be used, unless covered with marlin. Rope stops shall be at least 3/8 in. in diameter; and
(5) An emergency stop may be used for normal stopping and starting if the lift does not run continuously.
[Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.87 RCW. WSR 18-18-070, ยง 296-96-24460, filed 8/31/18, effective 10/1/18.]
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