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ASME A17.1/CSA B44-2019

Safety Code for Elevators and Escalators

This Code covers the design, construction, operation, inspection, testing, maintenance, alteration, and repair of the following equipment and its associated parts, rooms, spaces, and hoistways, where located in or adjacent to a building or structure (see Section 1.2): (a) hoisting and lowering mechanisms, equipped with a car, that move between two or more landings. This equipment includes, but is not limited to, elevators (see Section 1.3). (b) power-driven stairways and walkways for carrying persons between landings. This equipmentincludes, butis not limited to, escalators and moving walks (see Section 1.3). (c) hoisting and lowering mechanisms equipped with a car that 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 includes, but is not limited to, dumbwaiters and material lifts; it does notinclude vertical reciprocating conveyors (see Section 1.3).

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