Safety Code for Elevators and Escalators

Safety Code for Elevators and Escalators A17.1/CSA B44 - 2010

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ASME A17.1/CSA B44-2010―one of ASME’s most popular safety standards―addresses elevators, escalators, dumbwaiters, moving walks and material lifts.  It provides requirements applying to the design, construction, installation, operation, testing, inspection, maintenance, alteration and repair of these conveyances.

This living landmark has been defining safety in elevators, escalators and related equipment since 1921.  A17.1 has been harmonized with CSA B44 to provide one comprehensive solution for jurisdictions throughout North America. 

Major changes for the 2010 edition include: 

• former periodic inspections now being covered under maintenance requirements;
• additional types of suspension means;
• elevator illumination updated;
• allowance of energy conservation methods in escalator usage;
• revisions of folding car-door requirements covering top-of-car clearances;
• updated communication requirements in elevators and;
• additional Type B Material Lift requirements.

A17.1 is to be used in conjunction with other volumes of ASME’s A17 series of safety standards.  Careful application of these A17 safety standards will help users to comply with applicable regulations within their jurisdictions, while achieving the operational and safety benefits to be gained from the many industry best-practices detailed within these volumes.

Intended for anyone engaged in the safety of elevators, escalators and related conveyances, including those responsible for:  design, engineering and manufacture; installation, operation, testing, maintenance, alteration and repair; inspection; plans, contracts, administration, insurance and liability; property, facilities and plant management; and emergency response.

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  • Publisher: ASME
  • Publish Date: 2010
  • Pages: 536
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 9780791833117
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