World Elevator Codes for the Ultimate in Passenger Safety

Walter Glaser

Monday 1st May 2000

Electrical & mechanical failures in elevators that allow them to leave a floor with opened doors or cause them to or plummet in the overhead, present a hazard to life and limb. In the absence of code requirements, few products have been developed to prevent those accidents and those few have met with limited success. However, as the new world codes are changing to prevent those hazards, a new innovative spirit has been released creating many new product designs. This paper is a discussion of the new codes and new products designed to meet them.

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