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WAC 296-155-77125

Aerial cableways.

(1) Cableways must be designed to withstand the maximum required load with a safety factor of 5 on all its parts.
(2) You must install safety stay lines at anchor ends and equal in strength to the cableway.
(3) Where towers are required you must securely guy them or ensure that they are constructed to carry the maximum sustained load.
(4) You must provide towers with ladderways to facilitate safe access for repairs and inspections.
(5) Towers must have sufficient elevation to provide substantial clearance for cableway and loads carried over all contemplated work.
(6) You must guard running lines and sheaves, where accessible.
(7) You must lubricate and visually inspect the carrier, carrier sheaves, bearings, bucket latch and all working parts daily.
(8) You must keep all the wire ropes lubricated with proper lubricant.
(9) You must make daily visual inspection of the button line, especially at the buttons where abrasion is caused by the carrier rebound. You must place runner and steel ferrule shock absorbers at each end of buttons.
(10) You must adequately light all loading, unloading and working stations for night operation. You must install clearance lights on all high points under cableway.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, 49.17.060. WSR 16-09-085, § 296-155-77125, 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, § 296-155-77125, filed 12/20/11, effective 2/1/12.]
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