Though LULAs have smaller car sizes, slower speeds, shorter travel distances, and alternative types of doors than conventional passenger elevators, they need to meet the same requirements for elevators in §407 and applicable sections of the ASME safety code.
According to ADA criteria, platform lifts can be part of an accessible route in existing facilities that are modified. In new construction, platform lifts can be used to provide an accessible route to or in only the following areas/situations:
- Wheelchair spaces, performance areas, and speakers’ platforms
- Incidental spaces with a maximum occupancy of 5 that are not for public use
- Raised courtroom stations, such as jury boxes, witness stands, judges’ benches, clerks stations and depressed areas such as the well of the court
- Levels within transient lodging guest rooms and residential dwelling units
- Recreation facilities: amusement rides, play areas, team/player seating areas in sports facilities, recreational boating facilities, and fishing piers and platforms
- New construction where topography or other existing exterior site constraints make a ramp or elevator infeasible.
DAY Elevator & Lift supplies elevators and lifts from leading brands and works with architects, builders, and contractors to install these ADA-compliant accessibility systems. If you are constructing a new building or want to add an elevator or platform lift to your current setting, contact us at 1-800-758-5438 for a Free Solutions Consultation.