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WAC 296-870-30015

Before use inspections and tests.

You must complete the inspections and tests contained in Table 1, Before Use Inspections and Tests, before allowing persons to use the platform.
Table 1
Before Use Inspections and Tests
What:
When:
Inspection
and test requirements:
Working platforms and their components
Before every use
Inspect for visible defects
and
After each occurrence which might affect the platform's structural integrity
Suspension wire ropes
Before every use
Visible inspection by a competent person for defects and gross damage
and
After each occurrence which might affect the wire rope's integrity
Governors and secondary brakes
Before use each day
Test before use. If testing is not feasible, visually inspect the brake to make sure it is free to operate
Hoists
Each day before lowering personnel below the top elevation of the building
Test in the lifting direction with the intended load to make sure it has sufficient capacity to raise personnel back to the boarding level
[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050. WSR 15-23-086, § 296-870-30015, filed 11/17/15, effective 12/18/15. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, 47.17.060. WSR 06-19-075, § 296-870-30015, filed 9/19/06, effective 1/1/07.]
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