Helicopters Used as Lifting Machines

Chapter 296-829, WAC

Effective Date: 09/01/04

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WAC 296-829-200

Design and Installation Requiremets for Helicopters

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Your Responsibility:

To make sure your helicopters meet design specifications and are equipped properly

You must

Follow Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) requirements

WAC 296-829-20005

Install and test hooks on helicopters correctly

WAC 296-829-20010

WAC 296-829-20005

Follow Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) requirements

You must

  • Make sure helicopter cranes and their use meet the applicable requirements of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

WAC 296-829-20010

Install and test hooks on helicopters correctly

You must

  • Make sure electrically operated cargo hooks are:
    • - Designed and installed to prevent accidental operation
    • - Equipped with an emergency mechanical control to release the load.
  • Make sure a competent person tests all hooks before each day’s operation to make sure both the electrical and mechanical releases work properly.

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