Elevating Work Platforms

Chapter 296-869, WAC

Effective Date: 01/01/2007

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WAC 296-869-500

Operator Training

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IMPORTANT:

This section applies to manually propelled, self-propelled, and boom-supported elevating work platforms.

Your Responsibility

To properly train elevating work platform operators

Operator authorization and training

Specific model training

Operator training records

WAC 296-869-50005

Operator authorization and training

You must

  • Permit only trained and authorized personnel to operate elevating work platforms.
  • Train operators in all of the following:
    • -The manufacturer's operating and maintenance manuals
    • -Your work instructions
    • -The requirements of this chapter

WAC 296-869-50010

Specific model training

You must

  • Make sure operators:
    • -Know the required manuals supplied by the manufacturer are stored in a weather resistant compartment and where the compartment is located;
      and
    • -Refer to the manuals when necessary
  • Make sure operators do all of the following before operating an elevating work platform:
    • -Read and understand the manufacturer's operating instructions and your safety rules, or have them explained by a qualified person
    • -Understand, by reading or by having a qualified person explain, all decals, warnings, and instructions displayed on the elevating work platform
    • -Are instructed by a qualified person in the intended purpose and function of each control
  • Have operator trainees demonstrate their knowledge and proficiency during actual operation of an elevating work platform under the following conditions:
    • -Under the direction of a qualified person
    • -In an area free of obstructions
    • -Using an elevating work platform that is:
      • The same model that they will be operating;
        or
      • One that has similar controls and operating characteristics

WAC 296-869-50015

Operator training records

You must

  • Retain records of the operators trained on each model of elevating work platform for at least:
    • -Three years for manually propelled and boom-supported elevating work platforms;
      and
    • -Four years for self-propelled elevating work platforms

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