Draft Details

Designation:CSA Z185
Contact name:Perry Chao
Review start date:Oct 12, 2022
Review end date:Dec 11, 2022
Contact email:thuy.ton(at)csagroup.org
Draft Scope/Description:

1.1 Inclusions 

This standard applies to structures and hoists that are not a permanent part of buildings, structures, or other works, and that are used during construction, alteration, or demolition to raise and lower persons and/or materials connected with or related to a building project.

This standard covers the design, construction, installation, operation, and acceptance inspection and testing of personnel hoists.

1.2 Exclusions

This standard does not apply to

hoists for raising and lowering materials with no provision for carrying personnel;

temporary elevators installed in their hoistways during the construction of buildings and incorporating a part of the permanent elevator to be installed later;

manlifts, counterbalanced or endless-belt type;

mine elevators;

cranes and derricks;

window cleaners and swing stages;

mobile fork lift trucks and similar equipment;

rope-guided and non-guided personnel construction hoists;

mast climbing transport platforms; or

mast climbing work platforms.

1.3 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.

1.4 Units of measure

The values given in SI units are the units of record for the purposes of this Standard. The values given in parentheses are for information and comparison only.

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