296-56-60129 - Platforms and skids

296-56-60129. Platforms and skids

(1) You must provide guardrails meeting the requirements of WAC 296-56-60123(3) on all open sides of platforms and skids extending from piers, transit sheds or lofts and used for landing or hooking drafts. Alternate means, such as nets or safety belts and lifelines, may be used if guardrails are impractical.

(2) You must protect any employee working below a second-story platform or skid from falling objects.

(3) You must make sure platforms and skids are strong enough to bear the loads handled and are maintained in safe condition. Safe working loads, which must be posted or marked on or adjacent to platforms and skids, must have a minimum safety factor of five for all parts, based upon maximum anticipated static loading conditions and the ultimate strength of the construction material.

(4) You must provide and maintain platform and skid attachments that will prevent accidental movement of the skid or platform.

(Amended by WSR 15-24-102, Filed 12/1/2015, effective 1/5/2016)

Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.040 and 49.17.050. 86-03-064 (Order 86-02), § 296-56-60129, filed 1/17/86; 85-01-022 (Order 84-24), § 296-56-60129, filed 12/11/84.

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