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1.3.2.2 Proper Clothing. The inspector should be suitably clothed before starting the inspection.
Wearing of loose clothing, particularly neckties, should be avoided. Keep buttons, particularly
those on cuffs, fastened.
1.3.2.3 Inspection of Moving Equipment. The inspector should at all times be alert for moving
objects. For example, when on top of an elevator car, be alert for moving counterweights,
hoistway projections such as beams, adjacent moving cars, cams, and other equipment attached
thereto or mounted in the hoistway. The overhead clearance should always be noted as a number
of fatal accidents have resulted from elevators, dumbwaiters, etc., running into limited overhead
space while inspectors were on top. Similarly, when working in a pit, the inspector should
always note the position of the platform. Remember, keep clear of descending counterweights
of the elevator being inspected and those of adjacent elevators. The power supply line disconnect
switch or switches should be opened when it is desired to prevent movement of the device or
when inspecting electrical parts. Before starting the inspection of any vertical transportation
equipment, the inspector should first determine that the operating controls, emergency stop
switch, and any other safety devices or switches are in proper working order and in proper
position for inspection.
1.3.2.4 Inspection of Pits. Inspectors should never enter pits containing water. A number of
fatal electric shock accidents have occurred under such conditions.
1.3.3 Recommended Equipment
The following equipment is recommended for performing the inspections and tests described
in this manual:
a. Flashlight with a conductive case for inspecting wire ropes and other equipment in
locations where sufficient natural or artificial light is not available.
b. 6 ft. rule of nonconductive material.
c. Set of thickness gages.
d. Small hammer, preferably a 1/2 lb ballpeen.
e. Chalk or crayon.
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