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CAN/CSA-Z256-M87 (R2016) - Safety Code for Material Hoists

Publication Year:

  • 1987

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Reaffirmed Year:

  • 2016


  • CSA

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This Standard applies to structures and hoists that are not a permanent part of buildings, structures, or other works and that are used during construction, alteration, or demolition to raise and lower materials connected with or related to a building project.

This Standard covers the design, construction, installation, operation, and acceptance inspection and testing of material hoists.

This Standard does not apply to

(a) hoists for transporting personnel;

(b) temporary elevators installed in their hoistways during the construction of buildings and incorporating a part of the permanent elevator to be installed later;

(c) manlifts, counterbalanced or endless-belt type;

(d) mine elevators;

(e) cranes and derricks;

(f) window cleaners and swing stages;

(g) mobile fork lift trucks and similar equipment; or

(h) rope-guided and non-guided personnel construction hoists.

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