The use of car lifts and elevators has increased in popularity in recent decades as space-saving solutions in multi-storey designs. However, with each new solution there are regulatory guidelines and standards that must be met. In New South Wales, recently issued Regulated Design Guidance has created confusion regarding the correct application of car hoists and passenger lifts under AS 1418.8 and AS 1735 respectively, raising an important question for design and construction professionals: Is it possible for a compliant AS 1418.8 car hoist (or other similar solution) to carry passengers?

Car Lift Compliance: Navigating the Differences Between AS 1418.8 Car Hoists and AS 1735 Passenger Lifts answers this question and tackles the industry confusion around the application of AS 1418.8 and AS 1735. First, we discuss the recently issued Regulated Design Guidance that has caused confusion around the compliant design of car hoists. We then look at differences between AS 1418.8 and AS 1735 solutions, and what types of machinery are governed by each standard. Finally, we consider a product range that includes solutions that can meet the requirements of AS 1418.8 or AS 1735 depending on the application.

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