International Building Code Section 3002


International Building Code 3002.1

Hoistway enclosure protection. Elevator, dumbwaiter
and other hoistway enclosures shall be shaft enclosures complying
with Section 707.

Opening protectives. Openings in hoistway
enclosures shall be protected as required in Chapter 7.
Exception: The elevator car doors and the associated
hoistway enclosure doors at the floor level designated for
recall in accordance with Section 3003.2 shall be permitted
to remain open during Phase I Emergency Recall
Operation.

Hardware. Hardware on opening protectives
shall be of an approved type installed as tested, except that
approved interlocks, mechanical locks and electric contacts,
door and gate electric contacts and door-operating mechanisms
shall be exempt from the fire test requirements.

International Building Code 3002.1.1

Opening protectives. Openings in hoistway
enclosures shall be protected as required in Chapter 7.
Exception: The elevator car doors and the associated
hoistway enclosure doors at the floor level designated for
recall in accordance with Section 3003.2 shall be permitted
to remain open during Phase I Emergency Recall
Operation.

International Building Code 3002.1.2

Hardware. Hardware on opening protectives
shall be of an approved type installed as tested, except that
approved interlocks, mechanical locks and electric contacts,
door and gate electric contacts and door-operating mechanisms
shall be exempt from the fire test requirements.

International Building Code 3002.2

Number of elevator cars in a hoistway. Where four or
more elevator cars serve all or the same portion of a building,
the elevators shall be located in at least two separate hoistways.
Not more than four elevator cars shall be located in any single
hoistway enclosure.

International Building Code 3002.3

Emergency signs. An approved pictorial sign of a standardized
design shall be posted adjacent to each elevator call
station on all floors instructing occupants to use the exit stairways
and not to use the elevators in case of fire. The sign shall
read: IN FIRE EMERGENCY, DO NOT USE ELEVATOR.
USE EXIT STAIRS. The emergency sign shall not be required
for elevators that are part of an accessible means of egress complying
with Section 1007.4.

International Building Code 3002.4

Elevator car to accommodate ambulance stretcher.
Where elevators are provided in buildings four or more stories
above grade plane or four or more stories below grade plane, at
least one elevator shall be provided for fire department emergency
access to all floors. The elevator car shall be of such a
size and arrangement to accommodate a 24-inch by 84-inch
(610 mm by 1930 mm) ambulance stretcher in the horizontal,
open position and shall be identified by the international symbol
for emergency medical services (star of life). The symbol
shall not be less than 3 inches (76 mm) high and shall be placed
inside on both sides of the hoistway door frame.

International Building Code 3002.5

Emergency doors. Where an elevator is installed in a
single blind hoistway or on the outside of a building, there shall
be installed in the blind portion of the hoistway or blank face of
the building, an emergency door in accordance with ASME
A17.1.

International Building Code 3002.6

Prohibited doors. oors, other than hoistway doors and
the elevator car door, shall be prohibited at the point of access
to an elevator car unless such doors are readily openable from
the car side without a key, tool, special knowledge or effort.

International Building Code 3002.7

Common enclosure with stairway. Elevators shall not
be in a common shaft enclosure with a stairway.