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Elevator Adopted Standards

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The following standards are adopted and enforced: 
  • ASME A17.1 (2010)

  • ASME A17.2 (2010)

    • Inspector's Manual

  • ASME A17.6 (2010)

    • Standard for Elevator Suspension, Compensation, and Governor Systems

  • ASME A18.1 (2008)

    • The Safety Standard for Platform Llifts and Stairway Chairlifts

  • ASME A90.1 (2009)

    • The Belt Manlifts Standard

  • 2005 Oregon Specialty Lift Code (Revised April 1, 2005)

Elevators and accessibility

The American with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires the installation of elevators in almost all new commerical buildings.

Chapters 11 and 30 of the Oregon Structural Specialty Code (OSSC) incorporate the ADA standards as prescribed in federal and state law (ref. to ORS Chapter 447). Architects and building planners must ensure that the building complies with ADA requirements of Chapter 11. When in doubt as to whether the building is required to be provided with an elevator, you should consult with the local building department.

While the Oregon Elevator Specialty Code does not regulate when elevators are required by Chapter 11 of the OSSC, it does regulate the installation of the elevator. ADA requirements for elevators are checked by the elevator program during plan review and also during site inspections.

Code clarifications

A17.1a 2002, Req. (Oregon amendment)
Unobstructed Area in Front of Machine Room or Machinery Space Doors

2005 Amendments (Enacted 4/1/05 - For reference only, not in effect)

A17-1 Amendments 2005
A17-3 Amendments 2005
Code Effective Dates

2003 Amendments (Enacted 3/1/03 - For reference only, not currently in effect)

A17-1 Amendments 2003
A17-3 Amendments 2003
Code Effective Dates
OESC Portable Wheelchair Lift Code 2003
OESC VRL Code 2003