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WAC 296-96-24454

Handholds.

(1) Handholds attached to the belt shall be provided and installed so that they are not less than 48 in. nor more than 56 in. above the step tread. These handholds shall be available on both the "up" and "down" run of the belt.
(2) All handhold grab surfaces shall be at least 4 1/2 in. in width. Fastenings shall not come within 1 in. of the belt edge.
(3) All handholds shall be capable of withstanding, without damage, a 300 lb. load applied parallel to the belt run.
(4) All handholds shall have corresponding steps. When a handhold is removed for any reason, the corresponding step and handhold for the opposite direction of travel shall also be removed before the lift resumes operation.
[Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.87 RCW. WSR 18-18-070, ยง 296-96-24454, filed 8/31/18, effective 10/1/18.]
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