Safety Standards for Window Cleaning

Chapter 296-878, WAC

Effective Date: 01/01/03

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Develop site-specific service and emergency recovery plans

WAC 296-878-140

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Your Responsibilty:

Develop site-specific service and emergency plans.

You must:

Develop a site-specific service and emergency recovery plan for window-cleaning operations.


Rules

WAC 296-878-14005

Develop a site-specific service and emergency recovery plan for window-cleaning operations.

You must

  • Make sure that a qualified person develops a written plan for each location to be cleaned that identifies:
    • - Hazardous areas
    • - Drop zones
    • - Safety features
    • - Methods for emergency recovery of workers working from suspended equipment, or other types of installations, in the event of equipment failure or any other kind of disability.
  • Keep the plan at the work site during the entire cleaning operation.

Note

Note:

You may use an outside service for rescue and recovery (such as a fire department) if:

  • The rescue personnel will be able to reach the victims without undue delay
  • They have the necessary equipment to retrieve the victims
  • They are trained and proficient in high angle rescue techniques.

Helpful Tool

Helpful Tool:
Service and Emergency Recovery Plan

This optional tool can help you develop a site specific Service and Emergency Recovery Plan. You can find a copy of this form in the Resource Section of this rule.

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