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General requirements for scaffolds.

Section contents:
Your responsibility:
To make sure all scaffolds meet these requirements.
Make sure scaffolds are properly designed and constructed
Make sure scaffolds are erected, moved, altered, or dismantled by appropriate persons
Maintain structural integrity when intermixing scaffold components
Make sure platforms are properly planked or decked
Make sure platforms meet minimum width requirements
Meet these requirements when shorter platforms are used to create a longer platform
Lay platform planks properly when the platform changes direction
Stabilize the ends of platforms
Keep platform sag within acceptable limits
Provide safe access to scaffolds
Make sure portable, hook-on, and attachable ladders meet these requirements
Make sure stairway-type ladders meet these requirements
Make sure stair towers meet these requirements
Make sure stair rails and handrails meet these requirements
Make sure ramps and walkways used to access scaffolds meet these requirements
Make sure surfaces used to access scaffolds are close enough to use safely
Inspect scaffolds and scaffold components
Make sure damaged or weakened scaffolds meet minimum strength requirements
Make sure scaffolds are properly loaded
Protect employees when moving scaffolds
Increase employee working level height on scaffolds safely
Control loads being hoisted near scaffolds
Protect employees from energized power lines
Protect employees from weather hazards
Protect employees from slipping and tripping hazards
Provide fall protection for employees on scaffolds
Provide fall protection if the scaffold is too far from the work face
Provide specific fall protection for specific types of scaffolds
Make sure personal fall arrest systems meet these requirements
Make sure vertical lifelines used with personal fall arrest systems meet these requirements
Make sure horizontal lifelines used with personal fall arrest systems meet these requirements
Make sure guardrail systems meet these requirements
Provide falling object protection
Provide additional support lines on suspended scaffolds using a canopy for falling object protection
Make sure toeboards meet these requirements
Train employees who work on scaffolds
Train employees who erect, dismantle, operate or maintain scaffolds
Retrain employees when necessary
[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, 49.17.060. WSR 05-01-054, ยง 296-874-200, filed 12/7/04, effective 3/1/05.]