ASME A120.1 pdf download

ASME A120.1 pdf download

ASME A120.1 pdf download Safety Requirements for Powered Platforms and Traveling Ladders and Gantries for Building Maintenance
1.3 Application of This Standard
1.3.1 ð21Þ Applications. This Standard applies to the instal- lation ofall powered platforms and traveling ladders and gantries. Permanentpowered platforms shall be provided on all buildings with vertical platform travel exceeding 300 ft (91 m). 1.3.2 Deviations. Deviations from the requirements of this Standard maybe granted bythe enforcingauthorityif it is determined that a specific requirement creates prac- tical difficultyor excessive hardship, or where the specific requirementprevents the use ofanovel design, onlywhen equivalent safety is provided.
1.3.3 Alterations
(a) Any existing building being serviced may continue to be serviced until the building is altered, requiring a modification ofthe installation. Alteration ofthe building and equipmentmodification shall then be made to comply with the applicable parts of this Standard.
(b) If the authority having jurisdiction believes that hazards exist to warrant a change in an existing installa- tion, the authority may require compliance with any part ofthis Standard. Ifa qualified person deems thata hazard exists, the hazard shall be corrected, and the correction shall be in compliance with this Standard.
(c) Once a building permit is issued or modified, the current version of the Standard shall apply.
1.4 Applicable Units This edition of the Standard uses U.S. Customary units with acceptable metric (SI) units shown in parentheses.
NOTE: The metric values stated may not be exact equivalents to the U.S. Customary units. Information on the usage of SI units and their conver- sion from U.S. Customary units is contained in the IEEE/ ASTMSI 10-1997,StandardfortheUseoftheInternational System ofUnits (SI): The Modern Metric System; or ASME Guide SI-1, Orientation and Guide for Use of SI (Metric) Units.
1.5 ð21Þ Translation of Technical and Safety-Related Information
1.5.1All documentation, includingbutnotlimited to the following, shall be in English:
(a) tagging and labeling
(b) operating, maintenance, and other instructions
(c) design and engineering data
(d) records of use and inspection
(e) installation logs
(f) certifications
1.5.2 All pictograms included in the documentation shall comply with ISO 7000, ISO 7296, or another recog- nized source.
1.5.3 Ifthe original manufacturer’s documentation is in a language other than English and is translated to English to comply with para. 1.5.1, the translation shall meet professional translation industry standards, which include, but are not limited to, the following:
(a) The translation shall
(1) ensure grammatical accuracy
(2) preserve the source document content without omitting or expanding the text
(3) translate the terminology accurately
(4) reflect the level of sophistication of the original document
(b) Thefinishedtranslationshallbeverifiedforcompliance with (a) by a qualified person proficient in the technical content of the subject matter.

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