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Gin polesUse.

(1) Gin pole use must comply with the following:
(a) A user's gin pole load chart must be provided for each pole.
(b) Any special engineered lift that is outside of the load chart must only be allowed at the direction of a registered professional engineer. Monitoring and measuring conditions, as specified by a registered professional engineer, must be provided and used during all special engineered lifts.
(c) Modifications or repairs to the gin pole must be designed and approved by a professional engineer or a qualified gin pole design professional and the repairs inspected by a qualified person prior to returning to service.
(d) A mechanism must be in place to prevent the gin pole from tipping during the jumping process.
(2) Wire rope used for rigging must be as follows:
(a) Compatible with the sheaves of the rooster head and hoisting blocks.
(b) Lubricated in accordance to manufacturer specifications to prevent corrosion and wear.
(c) End connections must be terminated per industry and manufacturer's specifications.
(d) Wedge sockets must have a minimum tail length of one rope lay with a properly torqued clip attached to prevent accidental disengagement.
(e) Only manufactured Flemish eyes will be acceptable.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, and 49.17.060. WSR 20-20-109, § 296-32-24024, filed 10/6/20, effective 11/6/20. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, 49.17.060, and chapter 49.17 RCW. WSR 17-20-069, § 296-32-24024, filed 10/2/17, effective 1/1/18.]
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