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WAC 296-874-20060

Make sure vertical lifelines used with personal fall arrest systems meet these requirements.

(1) You must make sure vertical lifelines are all of the following:
(a) Fastened to a fixed, safe point of anchorage;
(b) Independent of the scaffold;
(c) Protected from sharp edges and abrasion.
Note:
Safe points of anchorage include structural members of buildings, but do not include:
 
1. Standpipes, vents, or other piping systems;
 
2. Electrical conduit;
 
3. Outrigger beams;
 
4. Counterweights.
(2) You must make sure vertical lifelines, independent support lines, and suspension ropes are not attached to any of the following:
(a) Each other;
(b) The same point of anchorage;
(c) The same point on the scaffold.
(3) You must make sure vertical lifelines, independent support lines, and suspension ropes do not use the same point of anchorage.
(4) You must make sure independent support lines and suspension ropes are not attached to a personal fall arrest system.
(5) You must make sure vertical lifelines are not used with single-point or two-point adjustable suspension scaffolds that have overhead components such as overhead protection or additional platform levels.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050. WSR 15-23-086, § 296-874-20060, 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, § 296-874-20060, filed 12/7/04, effective 3/1/05.]
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