296-876-40045 - Multisection ladders

296-876-40045. Multisection ladders

(1) You must make sure not to tie or fasten ladder sections together to make longer ladders unless:

(a) The ladder manufacturer endorses this type of use; and

(b) You have hardware fittings specifically designed for this purpose.

(2) You must make sure each section of a multisection ladder, when fully extended and locked in position to be used, overlaps the adjacent section as indicated in Table 2, Minimum Required Overlap for Extension Ladders.

Table 2 Minimum Required Overlap for Extension Ladders

If the ladder size (feet) is: Minimum required overlap (feet) for a two-section ladder is :
Up to and including 36 3
Over 36 up to and including 48 4
Over 48 up to and including 60 5
(Amended by WSR 14-09-095, filed 4/22/14, effective 7/1/14)

Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, 49.17.060. 05-20-068, ยง 296-876-40045, filed 10/4/05, effective 1/1/06.

The following state regulations pages link to this page.