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PDFWAC 296-874-30034

Meet these requirements when using float (ship) scaffolds.

(1) You must support the platform with at least two bearers.
(2) You must make sure each bearer:
(a) Projects at least six inches (15.2 cm) beyond the platform on both sides; and
(b) Is securely fastened to the platform.
(3) You must make sure rope connections won't allow the platform to shift or slip.
(4) You must make sure scaffolds that only have two ropes used with each float meet all of the following:
(a) There are four rope ends that are securely fastened to overhead supports;
(b) Each supporting rope is hitched around one end of the bearer, passed under the platform to the other end of the bearer, and hitched again;
(c) There is enough rope at each end for the supporting ties.
For specific fall protection requirements for employees on float (ship) scaffolds, go to WAC 296-874-20056.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050. WSR 15-23-086, § 296-874-30034, 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, § 296-874-30034, filed 12/7/04, effective 3/1/05.]
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