296-876-60015 - Pitch

296-876-60015. Pitch

You must make sure the pitch of the ladder is no greater than ninety degrees from the horizontal.

Notes:

1. The preferred pitch of fixed ladders is within the range of seventy-five to ninety degrees from the horizontal. Ladders with a pitch range of sixty to seventy-five degrees from the horizontal are considered substandard and are only permitted if necessary to meet the installation requirements.

2.Fixed stairs are an alternative for installations where a pitch angle of less than sixty degrees is necessary. See Fixed industrial stairs, WA C 296-24-765, in the General Safety and Health Standards, chapter 296-24 WAC.

(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. 06-16-020, ยง 296-876-60015, filed 7/24/06, effective 12/1/06.

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