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Parking lift speed should also be checked and compared with previous test data and criteria. This
will determine if the system is operating at its full potential or if adjustments are needed to obtain
a system operating at design capabilities. Unusual noises should also be noted.
12.2.5 Machinery Area
12.2.5.1 Illumination. Check the machinery area for adequate lighting.
12.2.5.2 Housekeeping. Check the machinery area for housekeeping and the presence of any
flammable liquids (flash point less than 110 degrees F) or materials not necessary for the
operation and maintenance of the parking lift.
12.2.5.3 Ventilation. Check the machinery area to see that adequate ventilation by natural or
mechanical means has been provided to ensure safe and normal operation of the parking lift.
Check local codes to see that machine ventilation is in compliance.
12.2.5.4 Fire Extinguisher. Check the machinery area for fire extinguisher, proper class,
mounting, and maintenance record tag. They should be properly mounted and maintained.
12.2.6 Machinery Area Access
Check that a permanent, safe, and convenient means of access to machinery spaces has been
provided and maintained. Check stairways and ladders to see that they are stable and secure.
Also check to see that the access is not infringed on by building changes. Public safety may be
directly dependent on rescue personnel getting to the lift equipment in a hurry. Access door
should be self-closing, self-locking and maintained in the closed position. In addition, Navy
policy is that the machinery spaces are controlled access areas to be secured by lock and key or
combination locks.
12.2.7 Lift Platform
12.2.7.1 General Safety Precautions. If there is an adjacent lift or lifts, be careful to remain
within the limits of the operating space of the lift being inspected. Be alert to actions and
activities of personnel operating lifts that may be located adjacent to the lift you are inspecting.
12.2.7.2 Platform Structure. Determine that the lift yokes, drive-in saddles, and rail structures
are structurally sound and are securely fastened. Distorted or straightened members, blistered
paint, exuded rust from between members or around bolts or rivets, and oil bubbles on members
may all be clues to a cracked or fractured member.
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