ASME A17.1: Safety Code for Elevators and Escalators, 2013 Edition
This book covers the design, construction, operation, inspection, testing, maintenance, alteration, and repair of equipment, its associated parts, and its hoist ways, where located in or adjacent to a building or structure.
This equipment includes:
- Hoisting and lowering mechanisms, equipped with a car or platform, which move between two or more landings. This equipment includes, but is not limited to, elevators.
- Power driven stairways and walkways for carrying persons between landings. This equipment includes, but is not limited to escalators and moving walks.
- Hoisting and lowering mechanisms equipped with a car which serves two or more landings and is restricted to the carrying of material by its limited size or limited access to the car. This equipment also includes, but is not limited to, dumbwaiters and material lifts.
If you design, maintain, or repair elevators, escalators, or dumbwaiters, you need the practical requirements listed here!