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This is the third edition of CSA Standard Z185 (now CAN/CSA-Z185), Safety Code for Personnel Hoists. It supersedes the second edition, published in 1975.
The following are the major changes that have been made in this new edition:
(a) the hoistway enclosure requirements (Clause 6) have been clarified and are now more comprehensive;
(b) the buffer requirements (Clause 12) have been expanded and now cover oil buffers in more detail;
(c) top car clearances (Clause 13.4) have been more closely related to the amount of counterweighting;
(d) the requirements for terminal stopping devices (Clause 18) have been rewritten mainly for puposes of clarification;
(e) requirements have been added for hydraulic drive machines (Clause 20.9);
(f) the sections dealing with erection, operation, and maintenance of hoists have been relocated to an appendix, where they are now recommendations instead of mandatory requirements.
This Standard was prepared by the Technical Committee on Construction Hoists under the jurisdiction of the Standards Steering Committee on Lifting, Hoisting and Related Devices and was formally approved by these Committees. It has been approved as a National Standard of Canada by the Standards Council of Canada.
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.
This Standard does not apply to
(a) hoists for raising and lowering materials with no provisions for carrying personnel;
(b) temporary elevators installed in their hoistways during the construction of buildings and incorporating a part of the permanent elevator to be installed later;
(c) manlifts, counterbalanced or endless-belt type;
(d) mine elevators;
(e) cranes and derricks;
(f) window cleaners and swing stages;
(g) mobile fork lift trucks and similar equipment; or
(h) rope-guided and non-guided personnel construction hoists.