CPSC and AEMA Elevator Gap Safety Alert
In 2016, the ASME Part 5.3 Residential Elevator Safety code was changed to decrease the Gap between the Hoistway door to the Cab gate system to ¾” & 4”.
The reason for this change was to add extra protection from small children being entrapped between these door systems. CHE is implementing a requirement to have all units we service meet a 4” gap or less. We have been taking photo surveys of all our units on service and documenting the gap to meet 5” in the past. It will be required to meet the 4” or less gap on all doors for CHE to continue maintaining the elevator system.
Learn more about the recent CSPC Alert issued about this serious hazard to children associated with residential elevators, noncompliant with safety codes and standards that allow excessive space between the car gates and hoistway doors.