2016 Code of Alabama
Title 25 - INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS AND LABOR.
Chapter 13 - ELEVATOR SAFETY.
Section 25-13-3 - Applicability.

AL Code § 25-13-3 (2016) What's This?
Section 25-13-3Applicability.

(a) Unless otherwise provided herein, this chapter covers the design, construction, operation, inspection, testing, maintenance, alteration, and repair of the following equipment, its associated parts, and its hoistways:

(1) Hoisting and lowering mechanisms equipped with a car or platform, which move between two or more landings. This equipment includes, but is not limited to, the following:

a. Elevators.

b. Platform lifts and stairway chairlifts.

(2) Power driven stairways and walkways for carrying persons between landings. This equipment includes, but is not limited to, the following:

a. Escalators.

b. Moving walks.

(3) Hoisting and lowering mechanisms equipped with a car which 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, the following:

a. Dumbwaiters.

b. Material lifts and dumbwaiters with automatic transfer devices.

(b) This chapter covers the design, construction, operation, inspection, maintenance, alteration, and repair of automatic guided transit vehicles on guideways with an exclusive right-of-way including, but not limited to, automated people movers.

(c) Equipment not covered by this chapter includes, but is not limited to, any of the following:

(1) Personnel hoists within the scope of ANSI A10.4.

(2) Material hoists within the scope of ANSI A10.5.

(3) Manlifts within the scope of ASME A90.1.

(4) Mobile scaffolds, towers, and platforms within the scope of ANSI A92.

(5) Powered platforms and equipment for exterior and interior maintenance within the scope of ANSI 120.1.

(6) Conveyors and related equipment within the scope of ASME B20.1.

(7) Cranes, derricks, hoists, hooks, jacks, and slings within the scope of ASME B30.

(8) Industrial trucks within the scope of ASME B56.

(9) Portable equipment, except for portable escalators which are covered by ANSI A17.1.

(10) Tiering or piling machines used to move materials to and from storage located and operating entirely within one story.

(11) Equipment for feeding or positioning materials at machine tools, printing presses, etc.

(12) Skip or furnace hoists.

(13) Wharf ramps.

(14) Railroad car lifts or dumpers.

(15) Line jacks, false cars, shafters, moving platforms, and similar equipment used for installing an elevator by a contractor licensed in this state.

(16) Equipment otherwise covered under this chapter which is located at an industrial facility that is not accessible by the general public and which is used in the construction, operation, or maintenance of the facility.

(d) This chapter shall not apply to any entity engaged in the generation, transmission, or distribution of electric energy or any employee, agent, or contractor thereof when performing work for the utility or other entity described herein.

(e) The providers required to be licensed under Section 34-14C-4, shall be exempt from this chapter.

(Act 2003-349, p. 903, §3.)

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