Washington Administrative Code
2019 Archive

Chapter 296-874 WAC
Last Update: 12/20/16

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296-874-200General requirements for scaffolds.
296-874-20002Make sure scaffolds are properly designed and constructed.
296-874-20004Make sure scaffolds are erected, moved, altered, or dismantled by qualified persons.
296-874-20006Maintain structural integrity when intermixing scaffold components.
296-874-20008Make sure platforms are properly planked or decked.
296-874-20010Make sure platforms meet minimum width requirements.
296-874-20012Meet these requirements when using shorter platforms to create a longer platform.
296-874-20014Lay platform planks properly when the platform changes direction.
296-874-20016Stabilize the ends of platforms.
296-874-20018Keep platform sag within acceptable limits.
296-874-20020Provide safe access to scaffolds.
296-874-20022Make sure portable, hook-on, and attachable ladders meet these requirements.
296-874-20024Make sure stairway-type ladders meet these requirements.
296-874-20026Make sure stair towers meet these requirements.
296-874-20028Make sure stair rails and handrails meet these requirements.
296-874-20030Make sure ramps and walkways used to access scaffolds meet these requirements.
296-874-20032Make sure surfaces used to access scaffolds are close enough to use safely.
296-874-20034Inspect scaffolds and scaffold components.
296-874-20036Make sure damaged or weakened scaffolds meet minimum strength requirements.
296-874-20038Make sure scaffolds are properly loaded.
296-874-20040Protect employees when moving scaffolds.
296-874-20042Increase employee working level height on scaffolds safely.
296-874-20044Control loads being hoisted near scaffolds.
296-874-20046Protect employees from energized power lines.
296-874-20048Protect employees from weather hazards.
296-874-20050Protect employees from slipping and tripping hazards.
296-874-20052Provide fall protection for employees on scaffolds.
296-874-20054Provide fall protection if a scaffold is too far from the work face.
296-874-20056Provide specific fall protection for specific types of scaffolds.
296-874-20058Make sure personal fall arrest systems meet these requirements.
296-874-20060Make sure vertical lifelines used with personal fall arrest systems meet these requirements.
296-874-20062Make sure horizontal lifelines used with personal fall arrest systems meet these requirements.
296-874-20064Make sure guardrail systems meet these requirements.
296-874-20066Provide falling object protection.
296-874-20068Provide additional support lines on suspended scaffolds using a canopy for falling object protection.
296-874-20070Make sure toeboards meet these requirements.
296-874-20072Train employees who work on a scaffold.
296-874-20074Train employees who erect, dismantle, operate or maintain scaffolds.
296-874-20076Retrain employees when necessary.
296-874-300Suspended scaffolds.
296-874-30002Make sure suspended scaffolds and scaffold components meet these strength requirements.
296-874-30004Make sure suspended scaffold outrigger beams meet these requirements.
296-874-30006Make sure counterweights are safe and used properly.
296-874-30008Make sure tiebacks meet these requirements.
296-874-30010Make sure suspended scaffold support devices meet these requirements.
296-874-30012Make sure scaffold hoists meet these requirements.
296-874-30014Make sure scaffold hoists retain enough suspension rope.
296-874-30016Make sure wire rope is in good condition.
296-874-30018Make sure wire suspension rope connections meet these requirements.
296-874-30020Make sure wire rope clips are used properly.
296-874-30022Prevent swaying of two-point and multipoint suspension scaffolds.
296-874-30024Use emergency escape and rescue devices appropriately.
296-874-30026Protect suspension ropes from heat or corrosive substances.
296-874-30028Take precautions while welding.
296-874-30030Prohibit use of gasoline-powered equipment on suspended scaffolds.
296-874-30032Meet these requirements when using catenary scaffolds.
296-874-30034Meet these requirements when using float (ship) scaffolds.
296-874-30036Meet these requirements when using interior hung scaffolds.
296-874-30038Meet these requirements when using multilevel suspended scaffolds.
296-874-30040Meet these requirements when using multipoint adjustable suspension scaffolds.
296-874-30042Meet these requirements when using needle beam scaffolds.
296-874-30044Meet these requirements when using single-point adjustable suspension scaffolds.
296-874-30046Meet these requirements when using two-point adjustable suspension scaffolds (swing stages).
296-874-400Supported scaffolds.
296-874-40002Make sure supported scaffolds and scaffold components meet strength requirements.
296-874-40004Prevent supported scaffolds from tipping.
296-874-40006Make sure supported scaffolds are properly supported.
296-874-40008Provide safe access for persons erecting or dismantling supported scaffolds.
296-874-40010Provide fall protection for persons erecting or dismantling supported scaffolds.
296-874-40012Meet these requirements when moving mobile scaffolds.
296-874-40014Meet these requirements when using bricklayers' square scaffolds (squares).
296-874-40018Meet these requirements when using fabricated frame scaffolds (tubular welded frame scaffolds).
296-874-40020Meet these requirements when using integral prefabricated scaffold access frames.
296-874-40022Meet these requirements when using form scaffolds and carpenter's bracket scaffolds.
296-874-40024Meet these requirements when using horse scaffolds.
296-874-40026Meet these requirements when using ladder jack scaffolds.
296-874-40028Meet these requirements when using outrigger scaffolds.
296-874-40030Meet these requirements when using pole scaffolds.
296-874-40032Meet these requirements when using pump jack scaffolds.
296-874-40034Meet these requirements when using repair bracket scaffolds.
296-874-40036Meet these requirements when using roof bracket scaffolds.
296-874-40038Meet these requirements when using step, platform and trestle ladder scaffolds.
296-874-40040Meet these requirements when using tube and coupler scaffolds.
296-874-40042Meet these requirements when using window jack scaffolds.
296-874-40016Meet these requirements when using crawling boards (chicken ladders). [Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, 49.17.060. WSR 05-01-054, § 296-874-40016, filed 12/7/04, effective 3/1/05.] Repealed by WSR 07-17-026, filed 8/7/07, effective 10/6/07. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, 49.17.060.
296-874-500Definitions. [Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, 49.17.060. WSR 07-17-026, § 296-874-500, filed 8/7/07, effective 10/6/07; WSR 05-01-054, § 296-874-500, filed 12/7/04, effective 3/1/05.] Repealed by WSR 15-23-086, filed 11/17/15, effective 12/18/15. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050.