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WAC 296-874-40038

Meet these requirements when using step, platform and trestle ladder scaffolds.

(1) You must make sure ladders used to support step, platform, and trestle ladder scaffolds are:
(a) Type I (250 pound rated capacity) or Type IA (300 pound rated capacity); and
(b) Placed, fastened, or equipped with devices to prevent slipping.
Note:
Ladders with a duty rating or weight capacity greater than a Type I ladder (250 pounds) satisfy the requirement to use a Type I or Type IA ladder.
(2) You must make sure job-made ladders are not used to support step, platform, and trestle ladder scaffolds.
Reference:
1. There are specific fall protection requirements for employees using ladder jack scaffolds. Go to WAC 296-874-20056.
 
2. Requirements for portable and fixed ladders are found in chapter 296-876 WAC, Ladders, portable and fixed.
(3) You must make sure scaffold platforms are not placed higher than the second highest rung or step of the ladder supporting the platform.
(4) You must make sure scaffold platforms are not bridged together.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050. WSR 15-23-086, § 296-874-40038, filed 11/17/15, effective 12/18/15. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, 49.17.060. WSR 06-16-020, § 296-874-40038, filed 7/24/06, effective 12/1/06; WSR 05-01-054, § 296-874-40038, filed 12/7/04, effective 3/1/05.]
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