WAC 296-878-11005: Train workers to use window-cleaning equipment

Link to law: http://apps.leg.wa.gov/wac/default.aspx?cite=296-878-11005
Published: 2015

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Train workers to use window-cleaning equipment.









(1) You must provide the following training to workers before they use window-cleaning equipment on the job: (a) Proper care and maintenance of the equipment; (b) Review manufacturer's instructions for proper equipment use; (c) Methods for inspection, assembly, and dismantling of components; (d) Identify anchorages; (e) A complete understanding of safe working conditions; (f) How employees will be rescued. (2) You must provide additional training to workers using window-cleaners' belts in all the following areas: (a) How to select the proper-sized belt; (b) How to use anchors and terminals; (c) How to deal with obstructions and slippery/wet surfaces. (3) You must provide additional training to workers using boatswains' chairs and rope descent systems in all the following areas: (a) Proper rigging practices; (b) Fall arrest requirements; (c) Proper methods of descending; (d) The effects of wind on window-cleaning operations when a worker is suspended; (e) Proper methods of hoisting for ascents. (4) You must document the training by recording all of the following: (a) The name and signature of the trainer/educator; (b) The name and signature of the student; (c) The subjects in which the workers were trained; (d) The date of the training; (e) The location of the training.

Note:
You do not need a specialized educator to provide training. You may use a qualified person to conduct the training. A qualified person is defined as a person who has:

 
1. Extensive knowledge, training, and experience about the subject matter, work, or project;

 
2. A recognized degree, certificate, or professional standing;

 
3. Successful demonstration of problem solving skills in connection with the subject, work, or project.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, 49.17.060, and chapter 49.17 RCW. WSR 14-09-095, § 296-878-11005, 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, § 296-878-11005, filed 10/28/02, effective 1/1/03.]