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WAC 296-24-24507


(1) Inspection classification.
(a) Prior to initial use you must inspect all new and altered derricks to insure compliance with the provisions of these standards.
(b) Inspection procedure for derricks in regular service is divided into two general classifications based upon the intervals at which inspection should be performed. The intervals in turn are dependent upon the nature of the critical components of the derrick and the degree of their exposure to wear, deterioration, or malfunction. The two general classifications are herein designated as frequent and periodic with respective intervals between inspections as defined below:
(i) Frequent inspection - Daily to monthly intervals.
(ii) Periodic inspection - One- to 12-month intervals, or as specified by the manufacturer.
(2) Frequent inspection. You must inspect items such as the following for defects at intervals as defined in (1)(b)(i) of this section or as specifically indicated, including observation during operation for any defects which might appear between regular inspections. You must carefully examine deficiencies for any safety hazard.
(a) All control mechanisms: Inspect daily for adjustment, wear, and lubrication.
(b) All chords and lacing: Inspect daily, visually.
(c) Tension in guys: Daily.
(d) Plumb of the mast.
(e) Deterioration or leakage in air or hydraulic systems: Daily.
(f) Derrick hooks for deformations or cracks; for hooks with cracks or having more than 15% in excess of normal throat opening or more than 10° twist from the plane of the unbent hook, refer to WAC 296-24-24511 (3)(c).
(g) Rope reeving; visual inspection for noncompliance with derrick manufacturer's recommendations.
(h) Hoist brakes, clutches, and operating levers: Check daily for proper functioning before beginning operations.
(i) Electrical apparatus for malfunctioning, signs of excessive deterioration, dirt, and moisture accumulation.
(3) Periodic inspection.
(a) You must perform complete inspections of the derrick at intervals as generally defined in (1)(b)(ii) of this section depending upon its activity, severity of service, and environment, or as specifically indicated below. These inspections must include the requirements of (2) of this section and in addition, items such as the following. You must carefully examine deficiencies and determine whether they constitute a safety hazard:
(i) Structural members for deformations, cracks, and corrosion.
(ii) Bolts or rivets for tightness.
(iii) Parts such as pins, bearings, shafts, gears, sheaves, drums, rollers, locking and clamping devices, for wear, cracks, and distortion.
(iv) Gudgeon pin for cracks, wear, and distortion each time the derrick is to be erected.
(v) Power plants for proper performance and compliance with applicable safety requirements.
(vi) Hooks: Magnetic particle or other suitable crack detecting inspection should be performed at least once each year.
(b) Foundation or supports must be inspected for continued ability to sustain the imposed loads.
(4) Derricks not in regular use.
(a) You must inspect a derrick which has been idle for a period of one month or more, but less than 6 months, in conformance with requirements of (2) of this section and WAC 296-24-24513(2) before placing in service.
(b) You must completely inspect a derrick which has been idle for a period of over 6 months in conformance with requirements of (2) and (3) of this section and WAC 296-24-24513(3) before placing in service.
(c) Standby derricks must be inspected at least semiannually in accordance with requirements of (2) of this section and WAC 296-24-24513(3). Those exposed to adverse environment should be inspected more frequently.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, and 49.17.060. WSR 15-24-100, § 296-24-24507, filed 12/1/15, effective 1/5/16; Order 73-5, § 296-24-24507, filed 5/9/73 and Order 73-4, § 296-24-24507, filed 5/7/73.]
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