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PDFWAC 296-874-30046

Meet these requirements when using two-point adjustable suspension scaffolds (swing stages).

This section does not apply to two-point adjustable suspension scaffolds used as masons' or stonesetters' scaffolds.
For requirements for masons' or stonesetters' scaffolds, go to WAC 296-874-30040.
(1) You must make sure platforms more than thirty-six inches (0.9 m) wide have been designed by a qualified person to prevent unstable conditions.
(2) You must make sure platforms are one of the following:
(a) Ladder-type;
(b) Plank-type;
(c) Beam-type;
(d) Light-metal type.
(3) You must make sure the design of light-metal type platforms have been tested and listed by a nationally recognized testing laboratory if they:
(a) Have a rated capacity of seven hundred fifty pounds or less; or
(b) Have a length of forty feet (12.2 m) or less.
(4) You must securely fasten the platform to the hangers (stirrups) using U-bolts or other means that satisfy the section titled, Make sure suspended scaffolds and scaffold components meet these strength requirements, WAC 296-874-30002.
(5) You must make sure fiber or synthetic ropes are used with blocks that:
(a) Consist of at least one double and one single block and;
(b) Have sheaves that fit the size of the rope used.
(6) You must make sure employees move from one platform to another only when all of the following are met:
(a) The platforms are at the same height;
(b) The platforms are abutting;
(c) Walk-through stirrups are used that have been specifically designed to allow employee passage.
(7) You must make sure two-point scaffolds that are bridged or otherwise connected together when being raised or lowered meet both of the following:
(a) The bridge connections are articulated;
(b) The hoists are properly sized.
For specific fall protection requirements for employees on two-point adjustable suspension scaffolds, go to WAC 296-874-20056.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050. WSR 15-23-086, § 296-874-30046, 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, § 296-874-30046, filed 12/7/04, effective 3/1/05.]
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