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  701.350.  Definitions. — As used in sections 701.350 to 701.380, the following terms mean:

  (1)  "Alteration", any change or addition to any equipment other than ordinary repairs and replacements;

  (2)  "Automatic transfer device", a mechanism which automatically moves a load consisting of a cart, tote box, pallet, wheeled vehicle, box or similar object to and from the platform of the lift but does not carry personnel;

  (3)  "Board", the elevator safety board appointed as provided in sections 701.350 to 701.380;

  (4)  "Department", the department of public safety;

  (5)  "Dumbwaiter", a hoisting and lowering mechanism with a car of limited capacity and size which moves in guides in a substantially vertical direction, and is used exclusively for carrying material;

  (6)  "Elevator", a hoisting and lowering mechanism designed to carry passengers or authorized personnel and equipped with a car which moves in fixed guides and serves two or more fixed landings, but not including installations used in private single-family residences;

  (7)  "Escalator", a power-driven inclined continuous stairway used for the raising and lowering of passengers;

  (8)  "Existing installation", an installation for which prior to August 28, 1994:

  (a)  All work to install the installation was completed; or

  (b)  The plans and specifications were filed with the board and work begun not later than twelve months after the date of the permit;

  (9)  "Freight elevator", an elevator used primarily for carrying freight and on which only the operator and the persons necessary for unloading and loading the freight are permitted to ride;

  (10)  "Installation", an elevator, dumbwaiter, escalator, material lift, inclined lift, special purpose personnel elevator, or moving walk, including its hoistway, hoistway incloser and related construction, and all machinery and equipment;

  (11)  "Major alteration", an alteration to an installation as described by the rules and regulations issued by the board;

  (12)  "Manlift", a device consisting of a power-driven endless belt moving in one direction only and provided with steps and platforms and handholds attached to it for the transportation of personnel from floor to floor which is not accessible to or used by the general public;

  (13)  "Material lift", a hoisting and lowering mechanism normally classified as an elevator which has been modified to adapt it for the automatic movement of material by means of an integrally mounted automatic transfer device;

  (14)  "Moving walk", a type of passenger-carrying device in or on which passengers stand, sit, or walk and in which the movement of the passenger-carrying device is uninterrupted and remains parallel to its direction of motion;

  (15)  "New installation", any installation not classified as an existing installation, or any existing installation, moved to a new location subsequent to August 28, 1994;

  (16)  "Special inspector", an inspector certified by the board, but not employed by the department of public safety or by a municipality or political subdivision;

  (17)  "Special purpose personnel elevator", an elevator installed in a structure and location to provide vertical transportation of authorized personnel and their tools and equipment only.  Such elevator is typically installed in structures such as grain elevators, radio antennae and bridge towers, underground facilities, dams, power plants, construction job sites and similar structures, where, by reason of their limited use and types of construction of the structure served, full compliance with the applicable standards is not practical or necessary;

  (18)  "Stairway inclined lift", a power passenger lift installed on an incline for raising and lowering persons from one floor to another.


(L. 1994 H.B. 1035 § 1)

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