Elevator cars shall comply with 407.4.
Inside dimensions of elevator cars and clear width of elevator doors shall comply with Table 407.4.1.
EXCEPTION: Existing elevator car configurations that provide a clear floor area of 16 square feet (1.5 m2) minimum and also provide an inside clear depth 54 inches (1370 mm) minimum and a clear width 36 inches (915 mm) minimum shall be permitted.
|Door Location||Minimum Dimensions|
|Door Clear Width||Inside Car, Side to Side||Inside Car, Back Wall to Front Return||Inside Car, Back Wall to Inside Face of Door|
|Centered||42 inches (1065 mm)||80 inches (2030 mm)||51 inches (1295 mm)||54 inches (1370 mm)|
|Side (off-centered)||36 inches (915 mm)1||68 inches (1725 mm)||51 inches (1295 mm)||54 inches (1370 mm)|
|Any||36 inches (915 mm)1||54 inches (1370 mm)||80 inches (2030 mm)||80 inches (2030 mm)|
|Any||36 inches (915 mm)2||60 inches (1525 mm)2||60 inches (1525 mm)2||60 inches (1525 mm)2|
The clearance between the car platform sill and the edge of any hoistway landing shall be 1 1/4 inch (32 mm) maximum.
Each car shall be equipped with a self-leveling feature that will automatically bring and maintain the car at floor landings within a tolerance of 1/2 inch (13 mm) under rated loading to zero loading conditions.
The level of illumination at the car controls, platform, car threshold and car landing sill shall be 5 foot candles (54 lux) minimum.
Where provided, elevator car controls shall comply with 407.4.6 and 309.4.
EXCEPTION: In existing elevators, where a new car operating panel complying with 407.4.6 is provided, existing car operating panels shall not be required to comply with 407.4.6.
Controls shall be located within one of the reach ranges specified in 308.
- Where the elevator panel serves more than 16 openings and a parallel approach is provided, buttons with floor designations shall be permitted to be 54 inches (1370 mm) maximum above the finish floor.
- In existing elevators, car control buttons with floor designations shall be permitted to be located 54 inches (1370 mm) maximum above the finish floor where a parallel approach is provided.
Car control buttons with floor designations shall comply with 407.4.6.2 and shall be raised or flush.
EXCEPTION: In existing elevators, buttons shall be permitted to be recessed.
Buttons shall be 3/4 inch (19 mm) minimum in their smallest dimension.
Buttons shall be arranged with numbers in ascending order. When two or more columns of buttons are provided they shall read from left to right.
Car control keypads shall be in a standard telephone keypad arrangement and shall comply with 407.4.7.2.
Emergency controls shall comply with 407.4.6.4.
Emergency control buttons shall have their centerlines 35 inches (890 mm) minimum above the finish floor.
Emergency controls, including the emergency alarm, shall be grouped at the bottom of the panel.
Designations and indicators of car controls shall comply with 407.4.7.
EXCEPTION: In existing elevators, where a new car operating panel complying with 407.4.7 is provided, existing car operating panels shall not be required to comply with 407.4.7.
Car control buttons shall comply with 407.4.7.1.
Raised character and braille designations shall be placed immediately to the left of the control button to which the designations apply.
The control button for the emergency stop, alarm, door open, door close, main entry floor, and phone, shall be identified with tactile symbols as shown in Table 407.4.7.1.3.
|Control Button||Tactile Symbol||Braille Message|
|Emergency Stop||“ST”OP Three cells|
|Alarm||AL“AR”M four cells|
|Door Open||OP“EN” three cells|
|Door Close||CLOSE five cells|
|Main Entry Floor||MA“IN” three cells|
|Phone||PH“ONE” four cells|
Buttons with floor designations shall be provided with visible indicators to show that a call has been registered. The visible indication shall extinguish when the car arrives at the designated floor.
Audible and visible car position indicators shall be provided in elevator cars.
Visible indicators shall comply with 407.4.8.1.
Indicators shall be located above the car control panel or above the door.
As the car passes a floor and when a car stops at a floor served by the elevator, the corresponding character shall illuminate.
EXCEPTION: Destination-oriented elevators shall not be required to comply with 407.4.8.1.3 provided that the visible indicators extinguish when the call has been answered.
In destination-oriented elevators, a display shall be provided in the car with visible indicators to show car destinations.
Audible indicators shall comply with 407.4.8.2.
The signal shall be an automatic verbal annunciator which announces the floor at which the car is about to stop.
EXCEPTION: For elevators other than destination-oriented elevators that have a rated speed of 200 feet per minute (1 m/s) or less, a non-verbal audible signal with a frequency of 1500 Hz maximum which sounds as the car passes or is about to stop at a floor served by the elevator shall be permitted.
The verbal annunciator shall be 10 dB minimum above ambient, but shall not exceed 80 dB, measured at the annunciator.
The verbal annunciator shall have a frequency of 300 Hz minimum to 3000 Hz maximum.