This section does not apply to two-point adjustable suspension scaffolds used as masons' or stonesetters' scaffolds.
|Reference: ||For requirements for masons' or stonesetters' scaffolds, go to WAC 296-874-30040. |
Make sure platforms more than thirty-six inches (0.9 m) wide have been designed by a qualified person to prevent unstable conditions.
Make sure platforms are one of the following:
Make sure the design of light-metal type platforms have been tested and listed by a nationally recognized testing laboratory if they:
Have a rated capacity of seven hundred fifty pounds or less; OR
Have a length of forty feet (12.2 m) or less.
Securely fasten the platform to the hangers (stirrups) using U-bolts or other means that satisfy the section titled, Make sure suspended scaffolds and scaffold components meet these strength requirements, WAC 296-874-30002
Make sure fiber or synthetic ropes are used with blocks that:
Consist of at least one double and one single block; AND
Have sheaves that fit the size of the rope used.
Make sure employees move from one platform to another only when all of the following are met:
The platforms are at the same height;
The platforms are abutting;
Walk-through stirrups are used that have been specifically designed to allow employee passage.
Make sure two-point scaffolds that are bridged or otherwise connected together when being raised or lowered meet both of the following:
The bridge connections are articulated;
The hoists are properly sized.
|Reference: ||For specific fall protection requirements for employees on two-point adjustable suspension scaffolds, go to WAC 296-874-20056. |
[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, 49.17.060. 05-01-054, § 296-874-30046, filed 12/7/04, effective 3/1/05.]