Wash. Admin. Code § 296-878-19005 - Select appropriate boatswains' chairs

(1) You must make sure that when you use a block and tackle, it is the correct size, including:
(a) Correctly sized ball bearings or bushed blocks;
(b) Safety hooks;
(c) Eye-spliced rope;
(d) A minimum breaking strength of five thousand pounds.
(2) You must make sure all rope used with a boatswain's chair has a minimum breaking strength of five thousand pounds, including rope used for:
(a) Suspension;
(b) Block and tackle;
(c) Seat slings.
(3) You must make sure the ropes on boatswain's chair seat slings:
(a) Are reeved through the four corner holes in the seat;
(b) Cross each other on the underside of the seat;
(c) Are rigged so the chair cannot slip out of a level position.


Wash. Admin. Code § 296-878-19005
Amended by WSR 14-09-095, filed 4/22/14, effective 7/1/2014

Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, and 49.17.060. 02-22-027, § 296-878-19005, filed 10/28/02, effective 1/1/03.

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