Last Update: 11/17/15

Chapter 296-874 WAC

SCAFFOLDS

WAC Sections

Definitions.
Scope.
General requirements for scaffolds.
Make sure scaffolds are properly designed and constructed.
Make sure scaffolds are erected, moved, altered, or dismantled by qualified 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 using shorter platforms 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 a 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 a scaffold.
Train employees who erect, dismantle, operate or maintain scaffolds.
Retrain employees when necessary.
Suspended scaffolds.
Make sure suspended scaffolds and scaffold components meet these strength requirements.
Make sure suspended scaffold outrigger beams meet these requirements.
Make sure counterweights are safe and used properly.
Make sure tiebacks meet these requirements.
Make sure suspended scaffold support devices meet these requirements.
Make sure scaffold hoists meet these requirements.
Make sure scaffold hoists retain enough suspension rope.
Make sure wire rope is in good condition.
Make sure wire suspension rope connections meet these requirements.
Make sure wire rope clips are used properly.
Prevent swaying of two-point and multipoint suspension scaffolds.
Use emergency escape and rescue devices appropriately.
Protect suspension ropes from heat or corrosive substances.
Take precautions while welding.
Prohibit use of gasoline-powered equipment on suspended scaffolds.
Meet these requirements when using catenary scaffolds.
Meet these requirements when using float (ship) scaffolds.
Meet these requirements when using interior hung scaffolds.
Meet these requirements when using multilevel suspended scaffolds.
Meet these requirements when using multipoint adjustable suspension scaffolds.
Meet these requirements when using needle beam scaffolds.
Meet these requirements when using single-point adjustable suspension scaffolds.
Meet these requirements when using two-point adjustable suspension scaffolds (swing stages).
Supported scaffolds.
Make sure supported scaffolds and scaffold components meet strength requirements.
Prevent supported scaffolds from tipping.
Make sure supported scaffolds are properly supported.
Provide safe access for persons erecting or dismantling supported scaffolds.
Provide fall protection for persons erecting or dismantling supported scaffolds.
Meet these requirements when moving mobile scaffolds.
Meet these requirements when using bricklayers' square scaffolds (squares).
Meet these requirements when using fabricated frame scaffolds (tubular welded frame scaffolds).
Meet these requirements when using integral prefabricated scaffold access frames.
Meet these requirements when using form scaffolds and carpenter's bracket scaffolds.
Meet these requirements when using horse scaffolds.
Meet these requirements when using ladder jack scaffolds.
Meet these requirements when using outrigger scaffolds.
Meet these requirements when using pole scaffolds.
Meet these requirements when using pump jack scaffolds.
Meet these requirements when using repair bracket scaffolds.
Meet these requirements when using roof bracket scaffolds.
Meet these requirements when using step, platform and trestle ladder scaffolds.
Meet these requirements when using tube and coupler scaffolds.
Meet these requirements when using window jack scaffolds.
DISPOSITION OF SECTIONS FORMERLY CODIFIED IN THIS CHAPTER
296-874-40016
Meet these requirements when using crawling boards (chicken ladders). [Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, 49.17.060. WSR 05-01-054, § 296-874-40016, filed 12/7/04, effective 3/1/05.] Repealed by WSR 07-17-026, filed 8/7/07, effective 10/6/07. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, 49.17.060.
296-874-500
Definitions. [Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, 49.17.060. WSR 07-17-026, § 296-874-500, filed 8/7/07, effective 10/6/07; WSR 05-01-054, § 296-874-500, filed 12/7/04, effective 3/1/05.] Repealed by WSR 15-23-086, filed 11/17/15, effective 12/18/15. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050.