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PDFWAC 296-155-56415

Qualifications for operators of below-the-hook lifting devices.

Table 40
Qualifications for Operators of Below-the-Hook Lifting Devices
Type of lifter
Knowledge of:
Any special operations or precautions;
All lifters
Manufacturer's suggested operating procedures;
Storage requirements of the lifter to protect it from damage.
Structural and mechanical
Application of the lifter to the load and adjustments, if any, that adapt the lifter to various sizes or kinds of loads;
Condition of the load, such as but not limited to:
Surface cleanliness;
Close proximity
Lifting magnets
Load thickness.
Remotely operated lifting magnets
Not exceeding the rated load of the lifting device nor the capacity of the hoisting equipment by the combined weight of the load, lifting device, and rigging;
The proper attachment of adapters to lifting for special load handling.
Charging of battery (if applicable);
Close proximity lifting magnets
The use and understanding of:
Remotely operated lifting magnets
It is recommended that the operator demonstrates the ability to operate the lifter safely and as outlined above prior to using the lifter.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, 49.17.440, 49.17.060, and 29 C.F.R. 1926, Subpart CC. WSR 12-01-086, § 296-155-56415, filed 12/20/11, effective 2/1/12.]
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