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1. Scope


This Standard applies to structures and hoists that are not a permanent part of buildings, structures, or other works and that are used during construction, alteration, or demolition to raise and lower materials connected with or related to a building project.


This Standard covers the design, construction, installation, operation, and acceptance inspection and testing of material hoists.


This Standard does not apply to (a) hoists for transporting personnel; (b) temporary elevators installed in their hoistways during the construction of buildings and incorporating a part of the permanent elevator to be installed later; (c) manlifts, counterbalanced or endless-belt type; (d) mine elevators; (e) cranes and derricks; (f) window cleaners and swing stages; (g) mobile fork lift trucks and similar equipment; or (h) rope-guided and non-guided personnel construction hoists.