Home Elevator Space Guard Requirements

Check the area between the hoistway door and the hoistway edge of the home elevator’s landing sill to ensure the gap in space is in compliance with applicable safety codes. An elevator that is not in compliance can have an unsafe entrapment space between the elevator gate and hoistway door.

CSPC residential elevator gap alert

Source: U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, cpsc.gov

ASME Code

Elevators installed per ASME A17.1 code prior to 2016 allowed for a 3-inch gap between hoistway door and hoistway edge. Elevators installed per ASME A17.1 code since 2016 allow for a 3/4-inch gap between hoistway door and hoistway edge.

Ensure Your Home Elevator Meets ASME A17.1 Code

Waupaca Elevator Company offers Wooden and Polycarbonate Space Guards to reduce the entrapment area and meet the national ASME A17.1 code. By reducing the gap, these customized Space Guards greatly reduce the risk of serious injury and death.

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