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    Specification for manually driven balanced personal homelifts

    Available format(s):  Hardcopy, PDF

    Language(s):  English

    Published date:  31-07-1980

    Publisher:  British Standards Institution

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    Foreword
    Cooperating organizations
    Specification
    1 Scope and field of application
    2 References
    3 Definitions
    4 Design considerations
    5 Building requirements
    6 Technical specification
    7 Testing, inspection and servicing
    Appendices
    A Guidance to purchaser
    B Type of certificate required for test and examination
       after installation of a manually driven balanced
       personal homelift
    C Certificate of acceptance by purchaser/user
    Figures
    1 Angle of fleet
    2 Typical direction plate for hand winding mechanism
    3 Typical loading plate

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    Minimum safety rules related to the design, construction, installation, operation and maintenance of manually driven balanced personal homelifts which are to be specifically used by nominated disabled persons. These lifts are normally hand-wound from the carriage but may also be hand-wound by an attendant.

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    This British Standard specifies minimum safety rules related to the design, construction, installation, operation and maintenance of manually driven balanced homelifts, which are to be specifically used by nominated disabled persons travelling between fixed floor levels, with a view to safeguarding against the risk of accidents associated with the operation of such equipment.

    The standard specifies requirements for homelifts that do not normally travel a vertical distance greater than 6 m.

    Homelifts complying with this standard are hand wound normally from within the carriage by the user, and may also be hand wound by an attendant standing alongside the homelift, but only when the carriage is loaded in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.

    Equipment manufactured according to the requirements of this standard will be capable of being operated in the normal domestic environment (as regards temperature and humidity); additional features will be necessary in more rigourous conditions.

    Besides stating the manufacturers’ responsibilities, the standard also details special features and actions that are the responsibility of the purchaser; these can be found in clauses 4.3, 5, 7.1.2, 7.2 and 7.4, supported by guidance given in Appendix A.

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    Committee MHE/4
    Development Note Supersedes 79/73493 DC. (09/2005) Reviewed and confirmed by BSI, January 2012. (12/2011)
    Document Type Standard
    Publisher British Standards Institution
    Status Current

    Standards Referenced By This Book - (Show below) - (Hide below)

    BS 6100-7:2008 Building and civil engineering. Vocabulary Services
    04/30087610 DC : DRAFT OCT 2004 BS 6100-8 - BUILDING AND CIVIL ENGINEERING - VOCABULARY - PART 8: SERVICES
    BS 5900:1999 SPECIFICATION FOR POWERED DOMESTIC LIFTS WITH PARTIALLY ENCLOSED CARS AND NO LIFT-WELL ENCLOSURES
    BS 6100-3.2.2(1984) : 1984 GLOSSARY OF BUILDING AND CIVIL ENGINEERING TERMS - SERVICES - INTERNAL COMMUNICATION AND TRANSPORT - INTERNAL TRANSPORT
    BS 5655-6:2002 LIFTS AND SERVICE LIFTS - CODE OF PRACTICE FOR THE SELECTION AND INSTALLATION OF NEW LIFTS

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    BS 5776(1979) : 1979 SPECIFICATION FOR POWERED STAIRLIFTS
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    BS 5613(1978) : AMD 3444 RECOMMENDATIONS FOR ALARM SYSTEMS FOR THE ELDERLY AND OTHERS LIVING AT RISK
    BS 228:1970 SHORT PITCH TRANSMISSION PRECISION ROLLER CHAINS AND CHAINWHEELS
    BS 3530(1968) : LATEST SPECIFICATION FOR SMALL WIRE ROPES
    BS 5304(1975) : LATEST CODE OF PRACTICE SAFEGUARDING OF MACHINERY
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