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PDFWAC 296-96-24422

Guarding of entrances and exits.

(1) All manlift floor or landing entrances and exits shall be guarded by either a maze (staggered railing) or a handrail equipped with self-closing gates.
(2) When a maze is used:
(a) Maze or staggered openings shall not allow direct passage between a platform enclosure and the outer floor space;
(b) Rails shall be located between 24 and 48 in. from the edge of the opening as measured at right angles to the face of the belt; and
(c) At openings, the intersection of the top rail and the end post shall form a bend or standard long sweep "ell."
(3) When a handrail is used:
(a) Rails shall be standard guardrails; and
(b) Gates shall have rounded corners, open outward, and be self-closing.
(4) Unless prevented by building design, all entrances and exits at all landings shall be in the same relative location.
[Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.87 RCW. WSR 18-18-070, ยง 296-96-24422, filed 8/31/18, effective 10/1/18.]
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