Running clearances

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A7 Running clearances
A7.1. Clearance between car and front of well
A7. 1.1. In the case of lifts without car doors, the following
provisions should be applied:
the clearance between the car sill and the facing wall of the
well should not exceed %in. (2cm);
the clearance between the sides of the car entrance and the
facing wall of the well should not exceed %in. (2cm); and
when the clear height of the car entrance is less than 8ft 3m.
(2.50m), the clearance between the top of the car entrance and
the facing wall of the well should be between 2% and 4%in.
(7-12cm). (It is to be noted in this respect that the use of a
hinged flap at this point should be prohibited.)
A7. 1.2. In the case of lifts with car doors, the following
provisions should be applied:
the clearance between the car sill and the facing wall of the
well should not exceed 4%in. (12cm).
Exceplion
However, the above-mentioned distance may be varied f the
requirements of the exception to A1.7.3 (2) (b) are met.
the clearance between the car sill and a landing sill should not
exceed %in. (2cm). However, in the case of power-operated
car and landing doors the clearance may be increased to meet
design requirements, provided that the clearance does not then
exceed l¼in. (35mm);
the distance between the car door and a closed landing door
should be sufficiently small to prevent a person from being
trapped between the two. This requirement may be considered
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