ASME A18.1-2008


Safety Standard for Platform Lifts and Stairway Chairlifts

standard by ASME International, 08/28/2008

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ASME A18.1, 2008 Edition – Safety Standard for Platform Lifts and Stairway Chairlifts

The ASME A18.1 Safety Standard for Platform Lifts and Stairway Chairlifts presentscertain guides for the design, construction, installation, operation, inspection, testing,maintenance, and repair of inclined stairway chairlifts, and inclined and vertical platformlifts. It covers devices intended for transportation of a mobility-impaired person only-typically within household applications.

The ultimate goal of this standard is to help protect public safety, while re?ecting bestpractices of industry.

A18.1 offers essential guidance for safety to both public and private sectors:

  • For public sectors, it serves as the basis for state, municipal, and otherjurisdictional authorities in drafting regulations governing the installation,testing, inspection, maintenance, alteration, and repair of stairway chairliftsand platform lifts.
  • For private sectors, A18.1 provides a standard reference of safety requirementsfor architects, engineers, insurance companies, manufacturers, and contractors,while delivering safety practices for owners and managers of structures whereequipment covered in the scope of this standard is used.

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