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PDFWAC 296-52-68055

Vehicle fire protection.

(1) Fire extinguishers.
(a) Driver training. The driver must be trained to use the fire extinguishers on the vehicle;
(b) Equipment specifications. Vehicles used for transporting explosive materials must be equipped with fire extinguishers according to the gross vehicle weight:
(i) Less than 14,000 pounds: A minimum of two multipurpose dry-chemical extinguishers having a combined capacity of at least 4-A:20-B:C;
(ii) 14,000 pounds or greater: A minimum of two multipurpose drychemical extinguishers having a combined capacity of at least 4-A:70-B:C.
(c) Laboratory approval. Only fire extinguishers approved by a nationally recognized testing laboratory can be used on vehicles carrying explosives;
(d) Condition and location. Fire extinguishers must be filled, ready for immediate use, and easily reached;
(e) Inspection. A competent person must inspect fire extinguishers periodically. You must comply with the requirements of WAC 296-800-30020, Inspect and test all portable fire extinguishers.
(2) Vehicle inspection. Any motor vehicle used for transporting explosives must have a safety inspection. The inspection must verify that:
(a) Fire extinguishers are filled and in working order;
(b) All electrical wiring is protected and securely fastened to prevent short circuiting;
(c) Chassis, motor, pan, and underside of body are reasonably clean and free of excess oil and grease;
(d) Fuel tank and feedline are secure and have no leaks;
(e) Tires are checked for proper inflation and defects;
(f) Brakes, lights, horn, windshield wipers, and steering apparatus are functioning properly;
(g) The vehicle is in proper condition in every other respect and acceptable for handling explosives.
(3) Vehicle repair/servicing. Motor vehicles or conveyances carrying explosives, blasting agents, or blasting supplies cannot be repaired or serviced inside a garage or shop when carrying explosive material.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, and 49.17.060. WSR 17-16-132, § 296-52-68055, filed 8/1/17, effective 9/1/17. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, [49.17].040, and [49.17].050. WSR 02-03-125, § 296-52-68055, filed 1/23/02, effective 3/1/02.]
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