This Standard is intended to serve as the basis for state, municipal and other jurisdictional authorities in drafting regulations governing the installation, testing, inspection, maintenance, alteration and repair of platform lifts and stairway chairlifts. It is also intended as a standard reference of safety requirements for the guidance of architects, engineers, insurance companies, manufacturers and contractors, and as standard of safety practices for owners and managers of structures where equipment covered in the scope of this Standard is used.
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