Article 3. Construction Elevators of California Labor Code >> Division 5. >> Part 3. >> Chapter 1. >> Article 3.
As used in this article:
(a) "Construction elevator" includes any means used to hoist
persons or material of any kind on a building under course of
construction, when operated by any power other than muscular power.
(b) "Building" includes structures of all kinds during the course
of construction, regardless of the purposes for which they are
intended and whether such construction be below or above the level of
Every construction elevator used in buildings shall have a
system of signals for the purpose of signaling the person operating
or controlling the machinery which operates or controls the
The person in charge of a building shall appoint one or more
persons to give such signals. Such person shall be selected from
those most familiar with the work for which the construction elevator
is being used. The signaling devices provided shall be protected
against unauthorized or accidental operation.
The board shall make, and may from time to time amend,
general safety orders in the manner prescribed by law. Such orders
shall specify and fix the nature and methods of signals and signaling
devices and uniform signals to be used in this State under this
The division shall inspect all construction elevators. If any
part of the construction or system of signals used on a construction
elevator is defective or endangers the lives of the persons working
in the immediate vicinity of the construction elevator, the division
shall direct the person in charge thereof to remedy such defect. Such
construction elevator shall not be used again until the order of the
division is complied with.
Any person, or the agent or officer thereof, who violates any
provision of this article is guilty of a misdemeanor, punishable by
a fine of not less than one hundred dollars ($100) and not more than
one thousand dollars ($1,000), or imprisonment in the county jail for
not less than 30 days and not more than six months, or both.