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The California Code of Regulations, Title 8, Division 1, Chapter 4, Subchapter 6 and its amendments are adopted by reference, with exceptions, modifications and additions as specifically provided in this article.
The following sections from the California Code of Regulations, Title 8, Division 1, Chapter 4, Subchapter 6 are not adopted:

Section 3001(a)(1), (2), (3), (4) and (5)

Section 3001(b)(4)

Section 3001(c)(3) thru (6).
The retroactive provisions of the California Code of Regulations, Title 8, Division 1, Chapter 4, Subchapter 6 are adopted by reference and made applicable to any equipment regulated by this article.
Door locks such as bar type or magnetic, which no longer provide the safety of positive locking or self-closing, shall be ruled unsafe by the Department.

   The Department shall thereupon serve a written notice of the findings upon the holder of the operating license stating the time when recommended repairs or replacements must be completed. In cases of immediate urgency, such work or repairs may be ordered to be done at once, and the elevator unit sealed and taken out of service.
  1. Access to Pits.
    1. Access to pits extending two feet or more below the sill of the pit access door shall be by means of a permanent ladder or stairway of incombustible material. The ladder or stairway shall be adequately guarded to prevent contact between a person on the ladder or stairway and any moving part of any adjacent elevator machinery. The ladder shall extend at least 36 inches above the sill or the access door unless handgrips are provided to the same height. The ladder shall be located adjacent to the strike jamb of and accessible from the access door to the pit. The distance from the ladder rung to the wall shall be at least four inches. Access to pits of elevators in multiple hoistways may be by means of a single hoistway door and ladder.
    2. Vertical ladders shall not be permitted in pits having a depth of more than 12 feet below the lowest hoistway door sill. A separate access door shall be provided for pit access.
    3. When the means of determining the oil level of the car or counterweight buffers is located more than seven feet above the pit floor, a permanent steel platform and ladder shall be provided for inspection and maintenance of the buffer.
    4. If the pit access door is contacted, a sign shall be posted reading, "DOOR CONTACTED" or equivalent.

         EXCEPTION: The elevator pit access door has a vision panel of at least six inches by eight inches.
  2. An adequate means of supporting the elevator car shall be provided prior to landing the elevator car or repacking the hydraulic elevator plungers or performing other elevator equipment maintenance that requires the elevator car to be in a static position.
  3. Guiding Members. (This requirement is in lieu of Rule 203.2 of ASME A17.1). The car top roller guides shall be shielded by roller guards.
  4. Materials For Enclosures and Enclosure Linings. (These requirements are in addition to California Code of Regulations, Title 8, Section 3121.4).

       Materials for car enclosure framing and car enclosure linings shall conform to the following:
    1. Material for Car Enclosures Framing: Metal, approved incombustible materials, or fire retardant treated wood, defined as any lumber or plywood impregnated with chemicals that when tested in accordance with ASTM E84, UL 723 or NFPA 255 for a period of 30 minutes shall have a flame spread rating of 25 or less and a smoke contribution of 25 or less. The fire retardant wood shall have visible identification mounted on the crosshead, showing the fire performance, and issued by an approved testing agency having a reexamination service.
    2. Materials for Enclosure Wall and Ceiling Lining: Materials used to furnish the inside surfaces of the enclosure shall be incombustible or shall be bonded flat to the enclosure and have a flame spread rating of 50 or less and a smoke density of 300 or less when tested in accordance with ASTM E84, UL 723 or NFPA 255.
    3. Plastic Luminous Ceilings in Elevator Enclosures:
      1. Flame spread shall not exceed 50 and smoke density shall not exceed 300 when tested according to ASTM E84, UL 723 or NFPA 255.
      2. The self-ignition temperature shall be 650 or greater when tested according to ASTM D 1929-68.
    4. Combustible materials used in the enclosure wall and ceiling shall be specifically approved by the Department.
  5. Speed Governor Marking Plate. The manufacturer's type designation shall be added to the data shown on the Speed-Governor marking plate required by Rule 206. 9 of ASME A17.1-1996.
  6. Clearance Between Balustrade and Steps. (This requirement is in lieu of Rule 802.3(e) of ASME A17.1-1996). The clearance on either side of the steps between the steps and the adjacent skirt guard shall be not more than 3/16-inch, and the sum of the clearance on both sides shall be not more than 1/4-inch.
  7. Reinspection Periods. (This requirement is in lieu of California Code of Regulations, Title 8, Section 3001(b)(4)). Periodic reinspections shall be made at intervals not longer than twelve months for all elevator equipment or related devices regulated by this Code.
  8. Electrical Code. Electrical equipment, devices and wiring shall conform to Article 3, Chapter IX of the LAMC (Electrical Code).
  9. Hoistway Door Vision Panels. (This requirement is in addition to the requirements of Rule 110.7(a) through (g) ASME A17.1).

       All passenger elevator hoistway doors containing glass (including vision panels) are required to be covered within 60 days after notification by the Department.

       The elevator hoistway door glass panels shall be covered as follows:
    1. The covering shall be a minimum of 1/8-inch thick steel plate or expanded steel sheet metal having sufficient holes or perforations to determine the location of the elevator car;
    2. The holes or perforations shall not exceed one inch across;
    3. Installations of the steel plates or sheet metal coverings shall be made with welds or bolts (carriage type) installed with the nuts on the hoistway side to discourage the unauthorized dismantling of the installation;
    4. The installation shall not have protruding parts nor shall any of the parts have sharp edges.

      EXCEPTIONS:
      1. Plates of special design, such as those that swing out or provide quick removal for cleaning the glass, may be approved after details of the proposed installation are submitted to the Department for consideration.
      2. Plates designed with a multitude of holes or perforations, not larger than 1/8-inch each, may be used in lieu of the glass in vision panels.
      3. Glass hoistway doors meeting the requirements of ASME A17.1-1996, Rule 110.7b.
  10. Vision Panels. (This requirement is in addition to the requirements of Rule 204.2(e) Subsections 1 through 4 of ASME A17.1). All passenger elevator car doors containing glass vision panels are required to be covered in the manner prescribed in LAMC Section 92.0207(i) for hoistway door vision panels.

       EXCEPTION: Glass car doors meeting the requirements of ASME A17.1-1996, Rule 204.5i(2).
  11. Elevator Controls/Machinery Spaces. Required workspace clearance for elevator control and/or machinery spaces shall be located entirely within the interior of the building. The elevator controllers shall not be located in the elevator hoistway.
  12. Elevator Earthquake Operation. An elevator, which has been shut down by the activation of a seismic device, shall not return to normal operation until an inspection of the hoistway and related equipment has been made and deemed safe and code compliant by a Certified Journey-Level Elevator Mechanic. The owner of the building shall keep a record of the inspection and approval by the Certified Journey-Level Elevator Mechanic to allow the reactivation of the elevator.
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