Version 4.0 July 9, 2001
Edward Steinfeld and Danise Levine, 2001
Lifts are not permitted in new construction except where no other alternative is possible. If a platform lift is installed, it must be usable without
Section 4.11.2; 4.2.4
alternative to ramps and
elevators when space is
Is there at least a 30 x 48 inch clear space positioned for
a person in a wheelchair to reach the controls and enter the lift?
Is the lift platform at least 30 x 48 inches?
4.11.2; 4.27.3; 4.2.5; 4.2.6
Is the height of the lift control 48 inches or less for a forward reach?
If the clear space allows for a side reach, is the height of the lift
control 54 inches or less?
Are the controls operable with one hand and without tight grasping, pinching or twisting of the wrist?
Where the lift meets the ground is there a change in level of between no greater than 1/2 inch and a beveled edge with a slope of 1:2 or less?
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