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WAC 296-874-40006

Make sure supported scaffolds are properly supported.

(1) You must make sure supported scaffold poles, legs, posts, frames, and uprights are:
(a) Plumb; and
(b) Braced to prevent swaying or displacement.
(2) You must make sure supported scaffold poles, legs, posts, frames, and uprights, bear on base plates that rest on:
(a) Mudsills; or
(b) Other firm foundations such as concrete or dry, compacted soil.
(3) You must make sure foundations are all of the following:
(a) Level;
(b) Sound;
(c) Rigid;
(d) Capable of supporting the loaded scaffold without settling or displacement.
Note:
The condition of the foundation may change due to weather or other factors. If changes occur, the foundation needs to be evaluated by a competent person to make sure it will safely support the scaffold.
(4) You must make sure unstable objects are not used:
(a) To support scaffolds or platform units; or
(b) As working platforms.
(5) You must make sure mobile scaffolds meet these additional requirements:
(a) Wheel and caster stems are pinned or otherwise secured in the scaffold legs or adjustment screws;
(b) Wheels and casters are locked, or equivalent means are used, to prevent movement when the scaffold is being used;
(c) Screw jacks or other equivalent means are used if it's necessary to level the work platform.
(6) You must make sure front-end loaders and similar equipment used to support scaffold platforms have been specifically designed for such use by the manufacturer.
Reference:
When forklifts or other powered industrial trucks are used for personnel lifting on support scaffold platforms, follow the requirements found in Forklifts and other powered industrial trucks, chapter 296-863 WAC.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, 49.17.060. WSR 17-01-119, § 296-874-40006, filed 12/20/16, effective 1/20/17. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050. WSR 15-23-086, § 296-874-40006, filed 11/17/15, effective 12/18/15. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, 49.17.060. WSR 07-17-026, § 296-874-40006, filed 8/7/07, effective 10/6/07; WSR 07-03-163, § 296-874-40006, filed 1/24/07, effective 4/1/07; WSR 05-01-054, § 296-874-40006, filed 12/7/04, effective 3/1/05.]
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