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PDFWAC 296-874-30020

Make sure wire rope clips are used properly.

(1) You must make sure, if wire rope clips are used on suspended scaffolds, such as on the suspension ropes or support lines, that:
(a) A minimum of three clips are installed;
(b) The distance between clips is at least six rope diameters;
(c) Clips are installed according to the manufacturer's recommendations.
(2) You must retighten the clips to the manufacturer's recommendations after the initial loading.
(3) You must inspect the clips and retighten them to the manufacturer's recommendations at the start of each work shift.
(4) You must make sure U-bolt clips are not used at the point of suspension for any scaffold hoist.
(5) You must make sure, if U-bolt clips are used, that:
(a) The U-bolt is placed over the dead end of the rope; and
(b) The saddle is placed over the live end of the rope.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050. WSR 15-23-086, § 296-874-30020, filed 11/17/15, effective 12/18/15. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, 49.17.060. WSR 05-01-054, § 296-874-30020, filed 12/7/04, effective 3/1/05.]
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