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WAC 296-878-15020

Select appropriate carabiners.

(1) You must use carabiners for connecting hardware or attaching boatswains' chairs, descent devices, and lifelines to anchors.
(2) You must use carabiners with a minimum tensile load of five thousand pounds.
(3) You must make sure carabiners are either manual or auto-locking.
Note:
You may secure a rope to an anchor with a knot if normal daily use of the rope will not decrease its initial breaking strength below five thousand pounds.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, 49.17.060, and chapter 49.17 RCW. WSR 14-09-095, § 296-878-15020, 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, § 296-878-15020, filed 10/28/02, effective 1/1/03.]
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