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34 Pa. Code § 405.42. Additional requirements.

§ 405.42. Additional requirements.

 (a)  Railings and toeboards shall be provided at floor levels when the elevator is not at floor level. The railing and toeboard are to be interconnected to the operating circuit so that if any portion of the rail and toeboard is not in its proper placement, the elevator cannot operate.

 (b)  A key shall be located at the lowest floor in a container with a glass surface. This key shall open a landing door regardless of the location of the platform.

 (c)  A plate attached to the equipment controller shall contain the manufacturer’s listed rated lifting capacity and maximum static load.

 (d)  The gross weight of the movable platform shall be posted on the controller and will include railings, aprons, wiring, conduits, outlets or an item that is permanently attached to the platform and related lifting capacity.

 (e)  Reverse phase protection shall be provided when alternating current is used.

 (f)  Elevator screws are to be directly connecting with worm or beveled gears. Gears shall be enclosed in a housing.

 (g)  A stage, orchestra or organ console elevator that is not supported or operated by screws, plungers or similar means shall have platform safeties capable of stopping and holding the platform with a full-rated load at any point of its travel.

 (h)  The motor controller and brake shall be located in a lighted room outside the shaftway, unless the devices are located in the pit.

 (i)  A slack cable or slack chain device shall be installed on all winding drum or sprocket power-driven stage, orchestra or organ console elevator machinery. The device shall automatically shut off the power, apply the brake and stop the machinery when the platform is obstructed in its descent.

 (j)  A motor or controller shall be equipped with a second device for disconnection when the motor or controller is not visible from the mainline disconnect switch.

 (k)  Lighting shall be provided in all machine spaces, pits, storage areas, orchestra areas and landings within the shaftway. A light switch shall be mounted at the entryway to each area.

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