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From: bill(--nospam--at) [mailto:bill(--nospam--at)]
Sent: Thursday, September 13, 2007 7:55 AM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)
Subject: Service Elevator Ramp

Hi, folks.

I've got an exterior service elevator that requires a ramp of some kind for access. The elevator comes down just to grade (no pit) and the elevator floor is thus four feet above grade when the elevator is on the "ground floor".

Is anyone aware of any Building Code or OSHA requirements for such a ramp (e.g. max. slope, etc.)? This is a contruction-type elevator of the kind you see for temporary service for a building under construction, although it will be used in permanent service.

Any pointers would be most welcome.

[Acharya, Suresh] 

Max slope for a ramp is 1 in 12. Refer to ADA or your local building code for handicap accessibility requirements for buildings that will be used by public.


-Suresh Acharya, S.E.