Public and Community Safety

Origin: CSA
Close date: May 31, 2024
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1.1 Inclusions

This Standard specifies the requirements for the design, manufacture, construction, modification, operation, inspection, testing, and maintenance of passenger ropeways and passenger conveyors.

1.2 Exclusions

This standard does not address;

the requirements for abnormal or unusual conditions that are not specifically provided for;

all prescribed details of engineering and construction;

all safety issues associated with passenger ropeways and passenger conveyors

1.3 Equipment covered

For this Standard, passenger ropeways and passenger conveyors include

reversible passenger ropeways with single- or double-track ropes;

fixed and detachable grip circulating above-surface monocable, bi-cable, and tri-cable ropeways, including cabin ropeways, chair ropeways, and similar devices;

surface ropeways, including T-bar ropeways, J-bar ropeways, platter ropeways, and similar devices;

tows, including wire and fibre rope tows;

tows for secondary carriers; and

devices with a moving flexible element that

transport passengers uphill for recreational or sport activities; or

are used as loading conveyors.

1.4 Freight

Freight may be carried on the equipment, provided that allowance has been made in the design and required precautions are taken.

1.5 Funicular railways

This Standard may be adopted for use with funicular railways and self-powered reversible passenger ropeways.

1.6 Terminology

In this Standard, “shall” is used to express a requirement, i.e., a provision that the user is obliged to satisfy in order to comply with the standard; “should” is used to express a recommendation or that which is advised but not required; and “may” is used to express an option or that which is permissible within the limits of the standard.

Notes accompanying clauses do not include requirements or alternative requirements; the purpose of a note accompanying a clause is to separate from the text explanatory or informative material.

Notes to tables and figures are considered part of the table or figure and may be written as requirements.

Annexes are designated normative (mandatory) or informative (non-mandatory) to define their application.