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.
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
, 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
, and 49.17.060
. WSR 02-22-027, § 296-878-15020, filed 10/28/02, effective 1/1/03.]