Revisions Have Been Made to the Safety Code for Elevators and Escalators
The revised ASME 17.1-2016 was published on November 30, 2016. The changes go into full effect on May 30, 2017.
What are the code compliance revisions?
Changes were made to reduce the amount of available space between the hoistway door and the car door, eliminating the child entrapment and injury hazard. Car doors are also required to withstand a greater amount of pressure without deforming the door or dislodging it from the tracks, to prevent children from forcibly wedging themselves between the hoistway door and car door.