GSA Courthouse Management Group
Mechanical Lift Analysis
PROJECT / LOCATION:
RUSSELL B. LONG U.S. COURTHOUSE
BATON ROUGE, LOUISIANA
SITE VISIT (Y/N):
SURVEYS (SENT / RECEIVED):
NUMBER OF LIFTS:
TYPE OF LIFT:
1 HYDRAULIC / SCISSORS
NUMBER OF LEVELS SERVICED:
PLAN DIAGRAM AT LIFT LOCATION
1 WITNESS BOX
2 JUDGE'S BENCH
CONSOLIDATED SURVEY & SITE VISIT INFORMATION:
A lift was installed in one courtroom as part of a renovation project completed approximately
1-1/2 years ago.
The lift system includes two retractable "blades", that act as wheel stops; one located on
the edge of the platform facing the witness box, and the other at the edge of the witness
box fixed floor facing the lift.
If the lift is at the lowest position, the blade at the elevated witness box floor is extended.
When the lift moves up and past the witness box level, or is located at the Judge's bench,
the blade on the lift platform is extended.
Ambulatory witnesses step up to the witness box at the riser located on the side of the box.
Problems exist relative to the electromagnetic locks on the gate latches. Positive contact is not
always achieved without wiggling the gate back and forth, which leads to apprehension about
HDR Architecture, Inc.
Baton Rouge, LA Installation 5-2