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PDFWAC 296-874-40008

Provide safe access for persons erecting or dismantling supported scaffolds.

(1) You must provide a safe means of access for persons erecting or dismantling scaffolds if it is:
(a) Feasible; and
(b) Does not create a greater hazard.
(2) You must have a competent person determine the feasibility of providing safe access.
(3) You must make sure the determination is based on site conditions and the type of scaffold being erected or dismantled.
(4) You must install a hook-on or attachable ladder as soon as scaffold erection has progressed to a point where it can be safely installed and used.
(5) You must make sure crossbraces on tubular welded frame scaffolds are not used to access or egress from the scaffold.
(6) You must make sure the frames of tubular welded frame scaffolds that are used as climbing devices meet all of the following:
(a) Create a usable ladder;
(b) Provide good hand holds and foot space;
(c) Have horizontal members that are all of the following:
(i) Parallel;
(ii) Level;
(iii) Spaced not more than twenty two inches apart vertically.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050. WSR 15-23-086, § 296-874-40008, filed 11/17/15, effective 12/18/15. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, 49.17.060. WSR 05-01-054, § 296-874-40008, filed 12/7/04, effective 3/1/05.]
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