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WAC 296-155-55100

Inspections on cranes and personnel platforms.

(1) A qualified person must inspect personnel platforms before use and at each new job site to make sure the requirements of WAC 296-155-548 through 296-155-55305 are met.
(2) A qualified person must inspect all items in Table 9 at least once each day, before use.
(3) You must correct any hazardous conditions before using the platform.
(4) As applicable, perform a frequent inspection on the crane/derrick in accordance with WAC 296-155-53405.
(5) You must make and keep dated inspection records for the crane and the personnel platform on file for the duration of the personnel lift operation.
Table 9
Inspection Checklist for Personnel Lifting Platforms
Items to check
How Often
Markings (all information legible)
 
 
Platform
 
 
Suspension system
 
Structure
 
 
Load supporting welds/bolts
 
 
Load supporting members
 
 
Barrier from toe board to intermediate rail
Once each day, before use.
 
Hand rail
 
 
Fall protection device anchorage points
 
 
Gate locking mechanisms
 
 
Platform flooring
 
 
Suspension attachment points
 
Attachment mechanisms
 
 
Pins/ears/bolt-ups/eyes
 
 
Wire rope/chain/rigid leg
 
 
Master links
 
Special purpose items
(overhead protection, flotation, platform controls)
 
(6) You must not use the platform until safety deficiencies identified during the inspection have been evaluated, corrected, and approved by a qualified person.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, 49.17.060. WSR 16-09-085, § 296-155-55100, filed 4/19/16, effective 5/20/16. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, 49.17.440, 49.17.060, and 29 C.F.R. 1926, Subpart CC. WSR 12-01-086, § 296-155-55100, filed 12/20/11, effective 2/1/12.]
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