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PDFWAC 296-878-11005

Train workers to use window-cleaning equipment.

(1) You must provide the following training to workers before they use window-cleaning equipment on the job:
(a) Proper care and maintenance of the equipment;
(b) Review manufacturer's instructions for proper equipment use;
(c) Methods for inspection, assembly, and dismantling of components;
(d) Identify anchorages;
(e) A complete understanding of safe working conditions;
(f) How employees will be rescued.
(2) You must provide additional training to workers using window-cleaners' belts in all the following areas:
(a) How to select the proper-sized belt;
(b) How to use anchors and terminals;
(c) How to deal with obstructions and slippery/wet surfaces.
(3) You must provide additional training to workers using boatswains' chairs and rope descent systems in all the following areas:
(a) Proper rigging practices;
(b) Fall arrest requirements;
(c) Proper methods of descending;
(d) The effects of wind on window-cleaning operations when a worker is suspended;
(e) Proper methods of hoisting for ascents.
(4) You must document the training by recording all of the following:
(a) The name and signature of the trainer/educator;
(b) The name and signature of the student;
(c) The subjects in which the workers were trained;
(d) The date of the training;
(e) The location of the training.
You do not need a specialized educator to provide training. You may use a qualified person to conduct the training. A qualified person is defined as a person who has:
1. Extensive knowledge, training, and experience about the subject matter, work, or project;
2. A recognized degree, certificate, or professional standing;
3. Successful demonstration of problem solving skills in connection with the subject, work, or project.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, 49.17.060, and chapter 49.17 RCW. WSR 14-09-095, § 296-878-11005, filed 4/22/14, effective 7/1/14. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, and 49.17.060. WSR 02-22-027, § 296-878-11005, filed 10/28/02, effective 1/1/03.]
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