296-876-100 - Scope

296-876-100. Scope

This chapter applies to portable and fixed ladders (including job-made wooden ladders), mobile ladder stands, and mobile ladder stand platforms. For fall arrest harness, rope/cable grab, and similar requirements related to ladder safety systems which are used on fixed ladders (see the unified fall protection rule, chapter 296-880 WAC).


This chapter does not apply to:

1. Portable ladders used by the fire services for fire combat that are covered by safety standards for firefighters, chapter 296-305 WAC;

2. Ladders used in other emergency training, and operations like rescue, and tactical law enforcement;

3. Agriculture activities covered by safety standards for agriculture, chapter 296-307 WAC;

4. Ladders designed into, or is an integral part of machines or equipment;

5. Where noted, "General Industry Only," these requirements do not yet apply to construction chapter 296-155 WAC, maritime chapter 296-56 WAC or shipyard activities chapter 296-304 WAC.

(Amended by WSR 14-09-095, filed 4/22/14, effective 7/1/14 Amended by WSR 16-23-141, Filed 11/22/2016, effective 12/23/2016 Amended by WSR 20-09-146, Filed 4/21/2020, effective 10/1/2020)

Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, 49.17.060. 06-16-020, § 296-876-100, filed 7/24/06, effective 12/1/06; 05-20-068, § 296-876-100, filed 10/4/05, effective 1/1/06.

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