Last Update: 11/22/16

Chapter 296-878 WAC

SAFETY STANDARDS FOR WINDOW CLEANING

WAC Sections

Definitions.
Scope.
Summary.
Training.
Train workers to use window-cleaning equipment.
Building surfaces and fixtures.
Make sure building surfaces and fixtures are safe to use.
Inspection procedures.
Inspect the area to be cleaned.
Inspect window-cleaning equipment before use.
Develop site-specific service and emergency plans.
Develop a site-specific service and emergency recovery plan for window-cleaning operations.
Equipment.
Select and use appropriate equipment.
Select appropriate rope for suspended equipment.
Select appropriate carabiners.
Use fall protection equipment.
Warning signs and barricades.
Provide warning signs and barricades when suspended equipment is used.
Power line clearances.
Maintain clearance between window cleaners and power lines.
Window-cleaners' belts and anchors.
Select appropriate window-cleaners' belts and anchors.
Inspect the anchors you plan to use for window cleaning.
Use window-cleaners' belts safely.
Move safely on the outside of buildings.
Boatswains' chairs.
Select appropriate boatswains' chairs.
Safely use boatswains' chairs rigged with a block and tackle.
Rope descent systems.
Select appropriate rope descent systems.
Safely use rope descent systems.
Safely use rope descent devices.
Equipment prohibited.
Prohibit equipment from use.
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