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PDFWAC 296-96-24466

Warning signs.

(1) Instructional signs explaining how to use the belt lift shall be:
(a) Conspicuously posted on each landing or stenciled on the belt;
(b) Printed in an easily read style with letters at least 1 in. in height;
(c) Printed in a color that clearly contrasts with the background surface (for example, white or yellow on black or black on white or gray); and
(d) Examples of instructional signs are:
• "Face the belt";
• "Use the handhold";
• "To stop – Pull rope."
(2) Warning signs and/or lights shall include an illuminated sign or red warning light announcing the top floor and shall be within easy view of an ascending passenger.
(a) If a sign, it shall be located no more than 2 ft. above the top terminal landing and printed in block letters (at least 2 in. in height) displaying the words, "Top floor – Get off."
(b) If a red light, it shall have at least a 40-watt rating and be located immediately below the upper terminal landing where it will shine in the belt passenger's face.
(3) There shall be conspicuous signs on each landing that read, "Employees only – Visitors keep off," printed in block letters at least 2 in. in height in a color that sharply contrasts with the background.
(4) A sign or red light shall be conspicuously posted above the bottom landing announcing its approach. These shall be:
(a) If a sign, printed in block letters at least 2 in. in height that sharply contrast with the background and reads, "Bottom floor – Get off."
(b) If a light, rated at least 40 watts.
(5) An electronic warning buzzer shall be installed 5 ft. above the bottom landing on the down side of the belt to warn belt riders of the approaching landing. This warning buzzer shall be automatically activated by load weight on a step.
[Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.87 RCW. WSR 18-18-070, § 296-96-24466, filed 8/31/18, effective 10/1/18.]
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