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WAC 296-870-70075

Button guide stabilized working platforms.

Important:
In addition to these requirements, you also need to meet the requirements of both of the following sections in this chapter:
1. Suspended working platforms and manned platforms used on supported equipment, WAC 296-870-70050;
2. Working platform fall protection, WAC 296-870-70055.
(1) You must make sure two guide tracks are mounted on the platform and provide continuous contact with the building face.
(2) Make sure each guide track on the platform meets all of the following:
(a) Engages a minimum of two guide buttons during any vertical travel of the platform after the initial button engagement;
(b) Is sufficiently maneuverable by platform occupants to permit easy engagement of the guide buttons;
(c) Can be easily moved into and out of its storage position on the platform.
(3) You must make sure each guide track on the platform of a roof-rigged system has a storage position on the platform.
(4) You must make sure load carrying components of the button guide stabilization system which transmit the load into the platform are either:
(a) Able to support the weight of the platform; or
(b) Are prevented by the guide track connectors or platform attachments from having the weight of the platform transmitted to the platform attachments.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050. WSR 15-23-086, § 296-870-70075, 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, § 296-870-70075, filed 9/19/06, effective 1/1/07.]
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