Elevator compliance guide

410 – Platform Lifts Quick Guide

410.1 General. 

Platform lifts shall comply with ASME A18.1 (1999 edition or 2003 edition) (incorporated by reference, see “Referenced Standards” in Chapter 1). Platform lifts shall not be attendant-operated and shall provide unassisted entry and exit from the lift.
The ADA and other Federal civil rights laws require that accessible features be maintained in working order so that they are accessible to and usable by those people they are intended to benefit.  Building owners are reminded that the ASME A18 Safety Standard for Platform Lifts and Stairway Chairlifts requires routine maintenance and inspections.  Isolated or temporary interruptions in service due to maintenance or repairs may be unavoidable; however, failure to take prompt action to effect repairs could constitute a violation of Federal laws and these requirements.

410.2 Floor Surfaces. 

Floor surfaces in platform lifts shall comply with 302 and 303.

410.3 Clear Floor Space. 

Clear floor space in platform lifts shall comply with 305.

410.4 Platform to Runway Clearance. 

The clearance between the platform sill and the edge of any runway landing shall be 32 mm (1 1/4″) maximum.

410.5 Operable Parts. 

Controls for platform lifts shall comply with 309.

410.6 Doors and Gates. 
Platform lifts shall have low-energy power-operated doors or gates complying with 404.3.  Doors shall remain open for 20 seconds minimum.  End doors and gates shall provide a clear width 815 mm (32″) minimum.  Side doors and gates shall provide a clear width 1065 mm (42″) minimum.