7917 Powered Lifting Platforms by decree


1.            GENERAL


1.1           SCOPE OF WORK
              The provision and installation of a moving platform elevator within a hoistway to serve a
              physically challenged person sat on a motorised wheelchair, together with an attendant

1.2           RELATED WORK
              The hoistway enclosure is an integral element of the platform elevator installation, and
              includes all of the building elements whether or not shown on the contact drawings and

                  A pit below the lowest landing served, of at least 700mm depth.
                  Overhead above the highest level served, of at least 2400mm height.
                  Vertical true walls with consistent dimension from the lowest level served to the top
                   level served.
                  Walls finished flush smooth with low frictional resistance, and the required impact
                  Landing doors with the required impact resistance.
                  Manoeuvring space in front of the landing doors of the landings served.
                  Ventilation openings beyond the platform range of travel.
                  Lighting.

              Read all the drawings in conjunction with the Specification. Anything called for in one
              shall be binding as if called for in both.

              The drawings and specification show in general the scope and functioning of the
              respective systems. Resolve all ambiguities and uncertainties by question to and answer
              from the Architect prior to submitting a tender. It will be deemed that the Contractor has
              done this, and no claim arising from misinterpretation or lack of data will be entertained

1.4           CO-ORDINATION
              Clearly stipulate all of the construction requirements for the hoistway enclosure, to suit
              the installation of the platform elevator, liase as required to ensure the hoistway is
              constructed to meet the requirements, and certify the hoistway enclosure meets all of the
              requirements for the platform elevator installation.


              Documents referred to in this section are:
              ISO/TS 22559-1 - Safety requirements for lifts (elevators) - Part 1: Global essential safety
              requirements (GESRs)
              AS/NZS 3000:2000 Electrical Installations
              AS/NZS 3017 Electrical Installations - Testing and Inspection Guidelines
              BS6440:1999 – Powered Lifting Platforms for use by Disabled Persons – Code of
              NZS4121:2001 – Design for Access and Mobility – Buildings and Associated Facilities.
              New Zealand Building Code

              Documents listed above and cited in the clauses that follow are part of this specification.
              However, this specification takes precedence in the event of it being at variance with the
              cited document.

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1.6           DEFINITIONS
              The terms hoistway, liftway, lift well, hoistwell are used interchangeably and mean one
              and the same thing in this specification.

              Powered lifting platform as stated in this specification applies to the provision of a
              platform moving within a fully enclosed hoistway (liftway).


              Carry out the design of the installation based on the general scope of works specified,
              and the performance and functional requirements specified, to meet the requirements of
              the contract in accordance with the Architectural and Structural drawings, and to comply
              with the NZ Building Code, and all Acts / Statutes / Regulations / Codes of Practice, and
              the Local Territorial Authority, and BS6440.

              In designing the installation:

                  Prepare design drawings co-ordinated with other services as follows:
                                     Floor layouts at a minimum scale of 1:100
                                     Plant room, layouts, riser details and sections at a minimum scale of
                                     System and equipment schematics
                  Agree the specific locations for the installations with the Architect
                  Provide for access to the installation for service maintenance and replacement
                  Minimise transfer of airborne and impact sound
                  Maintain fire rating at fire separation

              Submit in time to enable modifications, alternatives and re-submissions of
              samples/drawings without delaying any of the work. Allow 10 workings days for each
              action/approval by Architect.

              The submission of this information and the Architect‟s comment on the information, shall
              in no way release the Contractor from his responsibility to ensure the correctness of the
              shop drawings, site dimensions, the overall design, to provide the required performance,
              proper installation of equipment and services including support, access, maintenance,
              clearance and general engineering feasibility, or for ensuring the work complies with the
              contract documents. Nor can it be construed as authorising departures from the contract

              The platform elevator shall comply with BS6440:1999 and the following:

                  “Shall” read in lieu of “should”
                  Travel beyond the limits stated is permitted, but may not exceed 10,000mm
                  The platform shall travel in a fully enclosed flush hoistway.
                  The platform shall be located positively on all faces of the hoistway.
                  The clearance of the platform floor to the hoistway walls shall not exceed 5mm.
                  The landing doors shall withstand the impact of a laden motorised wheelchair without
                   deformation or damage.
                  Landing doors shall have two safety switches, one to detect door closed, and the
                   second to confirm the door is locked.
                  Hoistway walls to withstand the impact of a laden motorised wheelchair without
                   deformation or damage.
                  Electrical installation complying with AS/NZS 3000.
                  Comply with New Zealand Building Code.
                  Comply with NZS4121.
                  Comply with ISO/TS 22559-1 - Safety requirements for lifts (elevators) - Part 1:
                   Global essential safety requirements (GESR‟s).

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                  Operate with an average acceleration and deceleration under normal and abnormal
                   conditions of less than 0.2g vertical.
                  All clearances maintained when subjected to applicable seismic forces.
                  Trailing cables to comply with a recognised National or International Standard for lift
                   trailing cables.
                  Vertical creep less than 10mm over a period of 10 minutes.
                  Audible and visual warning signals on respective landing during opening of power
                   operated landing doors.
                  In the event of two control stations being operated simultaneously stop signals shall
                   have priority. Otherwise the control station on the lifting platform shall have priority
                   over a landing station.
                  Battery backup to enable descent at all times.

1.11          SHOP DRAWINGS
              Complete the detail design of the respective services installations as necessary. Except
              where stated as not required, provide working drawings of each system and shop
              drawings of each fabricated assembly (including plant and equipment) for approval of
              Architect before commencing installation. Supply two sets of drawings (one to be
              retained, one to be returned) showing the co-ordination of the work. Ink/computer
              drawings to comply with AS/NZS 1100. Show the system and all its components in its
              intended configuration drawn to scale. Include co-ordination with other services and show
              such services where conflict might occur. Detail sufficiently to enable determination of
              compliance and suitability for intended use with regard to location, loadings, reactions,
              access requirements, panels, construction details and any other aspect which might
              influence buildability of the system.

1.12          DESIGN DRAWINGS
              Prepare and assemble all design drawings for the manufactured equipment and
              components that apply to the platform installation.

              Comply with the requirements of the Building Consent.

1.14          NOTIFICATIONS
              Give all notices to and obtain all authorisations and approvals required for carrying out
              the work. Pay all fees and levies in respect of same, including fees for associated
              inspections and re-inspections fee and certificates.

1.15          RECORDS, RECORDING
              Record changes and details of installation on a set of working drawings held on site.
              Make available to the Architect for inspection during the construction period.

1.16          HEALTH AND SAFETY

1.16.1        General

              The platform must be designed and constructed to offer the space and strength
              corresponding to the maximum number of persons and the rated load of the lift.

              Design and construct the platform so that its structural features do not obstruct or impede
              access and use by disabled persons and so as to allow any appropriate adjustments
              intended to facilitate its use by them.

              The means of suspension and/or support of the platform, its attachments and any
              terminal parts thereof must be selected and designed so as to ensure an adequate level
              of overall safety and to minimize the risk of the platform falling, taking into account the
              conditions of use, the materials used and the conditions of manufacture.

              Where ropes or chains are used to suspend the platform, there must be at least two
              independent cables or chains, each with its own anchorage system. Such ropes and
              chains must have no joins or splices except where necessary for fixing or forming a loop.

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              Platforms must be so designed, constructed and installed as to prevent normal starting if
              the rated load or rated speed is exceeded.

              Suspended platforms must be equipped with an overspeed governor.

              Platforms must be equipped with speed-monitoring and speed-limiting.

              Platforms driven by friction sheaves must be designed so as to ensure stability of the
              traction cables on the traction sheave.

              Platforms must have their own individual hoisting machinery.

              The platform machinery and the associated devices of a platform elevator must not be
              accessible except for maintenance and in emergencies.

              The controls intended for use by unaccompanied disabled persons must be designed
              and located accordingly.

              The function of the controls must be clearly indicated.

              Electrical equipment must be so installed and connected that:
              - there can be no possible confusion with circuits which do not have any direct connection
                with the platform
              - the power supply can be switched while on load
              - movements of the platform are dependent on electrical safety devices in a separate
                electrical safety circuit
              - a fault in the electrical installation does not give rise to a dangerous situation
              - a short circuit or open circuit of the electrical safety circuit(s) does not give rise to a
                dangerous situation.

1.16.2        Hazards To Persons Outside The Hoistway

              The platform must be designed and constructed to ensure that the space beyond which
              the platform normally travels is inaccessible except for maintenance or in emergencies.
              Before a person enters that space, normal use of the lift must be made impossible.

              The platform must be designed and constructed to prevent the risk of crushing when the
              platform is in one of its extreme positions. The objective will be achieved by means of
              free space or refuge beyond the extreme positions. However, in specific cases, prior
              approval where this solution is impossible to fulfil, other appropriate means may be
              provided to avoid this risk.

              The landings at the entrance and exit of the platform must be equipped with landing
              doors of adequate mechanical resistance for the conditions of use and misuse envisaged.
              An interlocking device must prevent during normal operation:
              - starting movement of the platform, whether or not deliberately activated, unless all
              landing doors are shut and locked
              - the opening of a landing door when the platform is still moving.

1.16.3        Hazards To Persons On The Platform

              Lift platforms must be completely enclosed by full-length flush hoistway walls.

              In the event of a power cut or failure of components the lift must have devices to prevent
              free fall or uncontrolled movements of the platform. The device preventing the free fall of
              the platform must be independent of the means of suspension of the platform. This
              device must be able to stop the platform at its rated load and at the maximum speed
              anticipated by the installer of the platform. Any stop occasioned by this device must not
              cause deceleration harmful to the occupants whatever the load conditions.

              Buffers must be installed between the bottom of the shaft and the floor of the platform. In
              this case, the free pit space referred must be measured with the buffers totally
              compressed. This requirement does not apply where the platform cannot enter the free

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              space referred by reason of the design of the drive system.

              Platforms must be so designed and constructed as to make it impossible for them to be
              set in motion if the safety control devices not all in an operational position.

1.16.4        Other Hazards

              Landing doors, where they have to contribute to the protection of the building against fire,
              including those with glass parts, must be suitably resistant to fire in terms of their integrity
              and their properties with regard to insulation (containment of flames) and the
              transmission of heat (thermal radiation).

              Counterweights must be so installed as to avoid any risk, including such as colliding with
              or falling on to the platform.

              Platforms must be so designed and constructed that, in the event of the machinery
              temperature exceeding the maximum set by the installer of the platform machinery, they
              can complete movements in progress but refuse new commands.

              Platform installations must be designed and constructed to ensure sufficient ventilation
              for passengers, even in the event of a prolonged stoppage.

              The platform installation must be adequately lit whenever in use or whenever a door is
              opened; there must also be emergency lighting.

              The platform must be adequately lit by an emergency lighting luminaire in the event of the
              loss of mains electricity supply.

              Platforms must be equipped with means enabling people to be released and evacuated.

              Platforms must be fitted with two-way means of communication allowing permanent
              contact with a rescue service.

              The means of two-way (emergency) communication must be designed and constructed
              so as to function even without the normal power supply. Their period of operation should
              be long enough to allow normal operation of the rescue procedure.

1.16.5        Marking

              Each platform must bear an easily visible plate clearly showing the rated load in
              kilograms and the maximum number of passengers that may be carried.

              If the platform is designed to allow people trapped in the hoistway to escape without
              outside help, the relevant instructions must be clear and visible on the platform.

1.16.6        Instructions For Use

              The safety components must be accompanied by an instruction manual so that:
              assembly; connection; adjustment; and maintenance can be carried out effectively and
              without danger.

              Each platform installation must be accompanied by documentation which shall contain at
              - an instruction manual containing the plans and diagrams necessary for normal use and
              relating to maintenance, inspection, repair, periodic checks and the rescue operations.
              - a logbook in which repairs and, where appropriate, periodic checks can be noted.

1.16.7        Manual (Emergency) Operation
              Provide for manual operation in the event of loss of the automatic control system

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              Provide details of operational noise of the platform installation and minimise breakout of
              noise into occupied spaces, to less than PNC43 within 3000mm of the hoistway or
              machinery room.

              Supply three copies of a manual containing all technical data and drawings necessary for
              the efficient operation and maintenance for each of the installations.

              The Manuals will be used by the Owner as a record of the installation as installed, how to
              operate the installation, and as a guide to preventative maintenance.

              Use black A4 Hard bound covers for manuals.

              Engrave the following white lettering on the covers.

              Name of Project
                        OPERATING & MAINTENANCE MANUAL

                           PLATFORM LIFT

              Name of Contractor

              Name of the installer

                  Compile the Manual in the following sequence:


                  The INSTALLATION of a platform lift for …………………………………………………..
                  is described in this manual. All information relevant to suppliers, maintenance and
                  equipment will be found herein. Included also are relevant manufacturer‟s publications
                  on maintenance of their equipment.

                  a)       Index:
                           List all relevant differentiated systems in order as they appear and include
                           page numbering.

                  b)       General:
                           Include a general description of the installation.

                  c)       Systems:
                           List the systems included in the manual and include a detailed description of
                           each system, list the „as-built‟ drawings and provide a list of abbreviations
                           used in the manual on the drawings.

                  d)       Start, Stop and Running Procedures:
                           Include a full description of making operational all equipment associated with
                           the installation with details of normal and emergency stop procedures and for
                           economic and efficient running of the system. Include warnings of damaging

                  e)       Equipment Suppliers:
                           Provide a list of all the components used together with the names, postal
                           addresses, e-mail addresses, telephone numbers (including after hours
                           numbers) and facsimile numbers of suppliers of all equipment.

                  f)       Equipment Details:
                           Include all details of equipment used, for example, fuse sizes, MCB size,
                           overload settings, details of special equipment settings, grades of oil etc.

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                   g)      Maintenance Requirements:
                           Full protective maintenance programmes for all equipment installed, in a
                           series of heading, such as daily, weekly, monthly, half-yearly, yearly etc.
                           Include manufacturer‟s detailed instructions for dis-assembly, overhaul,
                           assembly and fault correction. State clearly the grades of any lubricants to be

                   h)      Manufacturer’s Handbooks:
                           Group all data sheets in this section. These must be complete in every detail.

                           Provide original or good photocopies of the catalogues and data sheets
                           provided by the manufacturers of the equipment used. Where the originals
                           are coloured, copies shall also be coloured. Catalogues smaller than A4 shall
                           be photocopied onto A4 sheets and those larger shall be photocopied at the
                           reduced size.

                   i)      Test and Commissioning Results:
                           Copies of final certified test results. Include in this section Electrical
                           Certificates of Compliance, safety inspection certificates and fire barrier

                   j)      Spare Parts List:
                           A list of recommended spares to be held by the Principal.

                   k)      As-Built Drawings:
                           One set of bound in as-built drawings reduced to A3 size. (Refer separate
                           clause for as-built drawing requirements).

                           Put the Manual together professionally without typing errors, lists well spaced
                           and not cramped, headings clear and concise. All sheets to line up when the
                           manual is assembled.

                           Include the complete operation and maintenance requirements including
                           items supplied by nominated suppliers.

              Confirm with the tender the cost of servicing and maintaining the platform lift installation
              for the duration of the Defects Liability Period including:

              a)        Undertaking routine checks and servicing at three month intervals for the duration
                        of the Defects Liability Period and in accordance with the maintenance schedule
                        defined in the Maintenance Manual. Recording visits and servicing undertaken in
                        a site log book.

              b)        Provision of a Defects Record Log Book to be held in the machine room.

              c)        Keeping the services in proper adjustment and operating condition in accordance
                        with maintenance manual procedures.

              d)        Surveying at the end of the Defects Liability Period, tightening joints, terminations
                        and connections as necessary at a time agreed by Architect and Owner.

              e)        Inspection servicing and maintenance by Independent Qualified Persons required
                        by the Compliance Schedule issued under the Building Act.

              Confirm with the tender the cost of servicing and maintaining the lift platform installation
              after the completion of the Defects Liability Period.

1.21          AS-BUILT DOCUMENTS
              Provide as-built drawings lift platform installation, from the record, shop and working
              drawings, which shall accurately record the installation.

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              Prepare additional drawings as necessary to complete a full record of the installation,
              especially buried or concealed parts of the installation, full wiring and assembly drawings,
              interfaces between sections of the installation. Provide as-built drawings showing
              locations of all access doors and panels in floors, walls and ceilings. Show all fire
              barriers, and fire barrier penetrations, the equipment and material used for fire stopping.

              Drawings to be clear, concise, free of unnecessary information, A3 size, prepared by a
              competent draughtsperson/CAD operator with the installers name and as-built date with
              „as-built‟ wording on the drawings.

              Base the as-built drawings, on and generally compatible with, the Contract drawings. Do
              not rely on colour for the differentiation. When the information required is fully and
              accurately shown, forward two sets to the Architect who will inspect the drawing and may
              request such further information considered necessary to be added.

              When transparencies of the original contract drawings are used as the basis for the as-
              built drawings, remove all revisions, including revision letters. Correct all notes for the as-
              built situation. Check all original details for correctness.

              When approved, provide three A3 size prints of each drawing.

              As-built Drawings are required in CAD format suitable for reading on Autocad Release
              2000. Supply three sets of CD ROM disks.


1.22          GUARANTEES
              Refer to the Preliminaries and General Specification section for the required form of
              guarantee and details of when completed guarantees must be submitted.

              In addition to the specific guarantees called for in this contract, where suppliers and/or
              manufacturers of equipment provide equipment guarantees for periods longer than the
              Defects Liability Period, then such guarantees shall be transferred to the benefit of the

1.23          WARRANTIES
              Refer to Conditions of Contract.

              Remedy defects in accordance with the Preliminary and General Specification section.

              Provide a product guarantee for 10 years from the date of practical completion.


              The standards of performance comprise meeting all of the design requirements of this
              specification and a failure/fault call back rate of more than a six month interval.

1.26          SYSTEM DESIGN

1.26.1        General
              Undertake all design and detailed design required for the platform elevator, prescribed by
              this specification section.

1.26.2        Co-ordination and feasibility
              The drawings, schematics and specification indicate the main routes and positions for the
              various services installations and equipment in relation to the building and other services.

              Check the details shown on the drawings and co-ordinate the detail layout with the
              building structure and other services. If any alternative to that shown is desired, submit
              full details to the Architect for approval before proceeding.

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1.27          COMPLIANCE
              Certify compliance of platform elevator with BS6440:1999, as amended by this
              specification section

1.28          TESTS
              Undertake all required routine and safety tests.

1.29          INSPECTIONS
              Undertake all required performance and safety inspections.

1.30          APPROVALS
              Provide certified approvals of compliance with applicable standards and regulations.

              Refer to the drawings for location of fire separations. Provide fire dampers where
              ductwork passes through a fire separation. Provide pipe closers/sleeves around
              pipework where pipework passes through a fire separation. Provide fire stopping
              products as appropriate for the above and any other opening/penetration formed through
              a fire separation, including wiring, troughs/trays/ladders, and flushboxes.

1.32          CALCULATIONS
              Undertake all calculations required to prove compliance of design with recognised
              standards applicable to the installation.

1.33          CERTIFICATION

1.33.1        General
              Supply compliance certificates meeting requirements of this specification, the Electricity
              Act, the Building Act, associated Regulations, and NZ Building Code.

              Supply Safety Inspection Certificates meeting requirements of the Occupational Safety
              and Health Act and Regulations.

1.33.2        Structural Certificate
              Provide a structural safety certificate, certifying the loading conditions and safety factors
              for the platform, hoist and associated mechanical elements and components.

1.33.3        Electrical Certificates Of Compliance
              Carry out the prescribed electrical work test in accordance with AS/NZS 3017 and
              complete certificates of compliance all as required by the Electricity Regulations 2003
              and particularly clauses 17, 37 to 40. Supply the certificates to the Architect.

1.33.4        Safety Inspection Certificates
              Arrange for safety check by an appropriately qualified inspector and inform the Architect
              of continuing safety checks required for the installation. Include electrical installations and
              appliances described under clause 46, Electricity Regulations 2003.

1.33.5        Fire Separation Certificates
              Provide records and certificates which attest that the fire separation equipment and
              materials supplied and the method of installation meet the fire resistance rating specified
              for each respective fire separation penetration.

              Provide a “producer statement – design” and “producer statement – construction” to the
              satisfaction of the Territorial Authority for the installation.

              The standard of execution shall deliver an installation which complies fully with this
              specification without adjustment or rework.

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              Install the platform lift and physically separate from other systems to a disciplined and co-
              ordinated layout plan. Adjacent services shall run approximately parallel. Crossing
              services shall cross at approximate right angles.

              Individual services between common points of the work shall follow similar parallel routes.

              Cables ducting and pipework routes shall be parallel to the building major axes.

              Separation distances shall be not less than the following:

              Any trade to any trade                                                 50mm
              Power cables to any trade                                              100mm
              ELV and Communication cables to parallel power cables                  300mm
              ELV and Communication cables to power cables crossed at
              Right angles                                                           100mm
              Any trade to finished floor level                                      80mm
              Any trade to structure                                                 20mm

              Conform throughout to good trade practice and the relevant Codes of Practice in current
              use. Employ only competent, experienced and appropriately qualified workers

1.38          SUPERVISION
              Employ only competent supervisors on site for all work, and at any time work is in
              progress for proper site administration and co-ordination.

1.39          SEQUENCING
              The hoistway, landing doors and all construction features shall be complete prior to
              installation of the platform elevator equipment.

              Restrain all parts of services installations in accordance with NZS 4219, for forces
              required by NZS 4203.

2.            PRODUCTS


2.1           MANUFACTURERS
              Manufacturers shall be present in New Zealand, and/or have appointed New Zealand
              agents to act on their behalf.

2.2           MATERIALS
              Use only standard manufacturers products complying with the relevant New Zealand
              standard / code / statute / regulation, and be new, undamaged, suitable for intended
              purpose and subject to approval by the Architect.

              Finish all doors and door jambs flush with the hoistway wall surface. Do not form any
              openings in doors for door handles, door latches or the like.

              Plant and machinery and the necessary equipment and accessories shall be standard
              products from reputable manufacturers.


2.5           FORMED FINISHES
              Hoistway walls shall be hard and resilient. Gibboard is not acceptable. Do not use
              horizontal jointers on wall linings.

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2.6           APPLIANCES
              Use standard products wherever available
              Emergency Lighting Luminaires shall be fully enclosed and use fluorescent lamps.

3.            EXECUTION


3.1           TOLERANCES
              The hoistway walls shall be vertical and true to line and face, with opposite faces parallel
              with one another within plus or minus 3mm.

              The hoistway walls shall be finished flush from at least 50mm below the lowest level
              served to 1800mm above the top floor served.

3.2           SETTING OUT
              Confirm all dimensions, construction details and fixings requirements for all other sections
              of work. Set-out the position and sizes of all penetrations, holes, recesses, chases and
              such as necessary for the platform elevator installation.

              Thoroughly check the relevant dimensions and confirm by site measurements (which will
              take precedence over scaled figures).

3.3           PROTECTION
              Protect against damage from dust, debris, weather, moisture, water and construction

              Select materials/fittings/equipment to withstand the humidity and chemical composition of
              the environment/atmosphere, and direct hosing in hosing down and outside areas without
              corrosion, deterioration or degradation of operational performance. Permanently treat
              against corrosion all parts exposed to the weather and dampness. Steel components to
              be galvanised after manufacture.

              Isolate dissimilar metals in terms of the galvanic scale from one another by approved

3.5           SUPPORT
              Install support structures truly vertical, square, true to line and face and parallel with
              major axis‟ of the building.

              Review the construction of the hoistway and pit and features required for the platform
              elevator, and certify the construction meets requirements.
              • Before construction commences.
              • Before lining commences.
              • Before equipment installation commences.

3.7           SITE STORAGE
              Protect the installation and all components against damage during storage.


3.8           INSTALLATION
              Provide adequate clearance between pipework, ductwork, cables, equipment, machinery
              and associated support structures to facilitate maintenance. Overhead clearances shall
              be at least 2100mm over accessways in plant rooms and valve stems shall not project

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              into accessways. Arrange connecting services to machinery so that the removal for
              maintenance of the machinery can be carried out with the minimum of dismantling.

3.9           ERECTION
              Make lubricating points accessible and dustproof. Clean lubricating lines and charge
              bearings with correct lubricants.

              Provide clearance for noise and vibration isolation mountings of between 5mm and 15mm
              during normal operation.

3.10          FIXING
              Fixings to concrete or masonry to be captive type Ramlock / Rawlbolts / Hilti / Dynabolts
              or hot dipped galvanised cast in bolts / unistrut. Do not use explosive driven fixings.

              Use clamp type fixings to structural steel. Fixings to metal work to be metal thread screws
              or machine bolts with nuts in clearance drilled and/or tapped holes. Do not weld to, or drill
              structural steel.

              Use through-bolts with clamp plates both sides where fixing to timber 40mm to 75mm
              thick. Coach bolts may be used for fixings to timber over 75mm thick. Do not fix to timber
              under 40mm thick. Do not fix into end grain of timber.


3.11          JOINTS
              All joints shall be leak free.

3.12          SEALING
              Seal and protect all materials against water ingress and corrosion.

              Prepare all surfaces thoroughly before the application of sealers and finishes.

              Treat the surface of metallic materials to prevent corrosion.

3.15          COATING
              Coatings shall be appropriate for at least the 10 years warranty before remedial treatment
              and recoating is due.


3.16          ADJUSTING
              Tune and adjust the equipment as necessary for reliable, error-free and comfortable

3.17          CLEANING
              Clean and polish all surfaces upon completion.

3.18          FINAL INSPECTION
              Notify Architect of completion and readiness for final inspection.

3.19          PROTECT
              Fit warning notices stating type of danger, electrical and/or mechanical interlocking,
              machine overload protection, warning lights and alarms. Ensure that plant and machinery
              is reasonably quiet in operation.

              Detail capacity, type, model number, serial number, operating voltage and current on
              identification and rating plates.

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3.20          TEST & COMMISSION
              Test and commission as required during the course of the contract, all components, parts
              and the whole installation to substantiate compliance with the Specification. Give five
              working days notice of tests.

3.21          TESTING SCHEDULE
              Schedule tests in accordance with programme requirements with due allowance for
              notice of tests, re-adjustment and re-testing.

3.22          CERTIFY TESTS
              Complete test sheets and submit to Architect within five working days of the tests. Record
              commissioning checks and tests in duplicate. Following acceptance, carry out proving
              tests in presence of Architect.

3.23          SAMPLE TEST SHEET
              Submit an approved test sheet listing all commissioning test items to be done prior to
              tests being carried out.

3.24          DAMAGE
              Replace any damaged, cracked or marked elements of the installation.

3.25          CHECKS & TESTS
              List checks and tests to be carried out prior to practical completion, to show and/or prove
              that the installation is in compliance with the specification and Regulations and is in
              proper operating condition. Checks and tests shall include:

              a)            Check complete installation visually for compliance with specification.
              b)            Check all labelling.
              c)            Check fixings of all equipment and systems installation to ensure stability
                            under possible seismic conditions.
              d)            Check the continuity of wiring, pipework and ductwork.
              e)            Pressure tests of wiring, pipework and ductwork.
              f)            Cleansing flushing treatment soak tests.
              g)            Function tests.
              h)            Performance tests.

              Complete performance data sheets with certified commissioning test results. Include
              copies in the operation and maintenance manual.

3.26          SYSTEM OPERATION
              Leave all systems and equipment operating correctly, clean and in full working order.

3.27          DEMONSTRATE
              Demonstrate the performance and operation of all completed commissioned systems to
              the satisfaction of Architect and Owner.

3.28          RUBBISH REMOVAL
              Clear up and take away from the site as the work progresses, all trade rubbish and
              materials not used.

              Instruct the Owners representative in the operation of the installed works. Allow one day.

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4.            SCHEDULES

4.1           PLATFORM SIZE                 1400mm X 1400mm
              (Select one)                  900mm x 1575mm
                                            900mm x 1400mm

4.2           SPEED                         0.15 metres/second

4.3           TENDER SCHEDULE                                                          $(excl. GST)

              Platform lift complying fully with this specification                    $__________

              Servicing for the 12 month defects liability period                      $__________


              After the expiry of the Defects Liability Period, all maintenance servicing and safety
              inspection services will be undertaken by The Ministry of Education under a national bulk
              servicing, maintenance and inspection contract, which covers the Building Act
              compliance requirements for all building features.

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