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(a) Pole climbers shall not be used if the gaffs are less than 1 1/4 inches in length as measured on the underside of the gaff. The gaffs of pole climbers shall be covered with safety caps or equivalent protection when not being used for their intended use.
(b) The employer shall require that pole climbers are visually inspected by a qualified person for the following conditions: Fractured or cracked gaffs or leg irons, loose or dull gaffs, broken straps or buckles. If any of these conditions exist, the defect shall be corrected before the climbers are used.
(c) Pole climbers shall be inspected as required in this section before each day's use and a gaff cut-out test performed at least weekly when in use.
(d) Pole climbers shall not be used except on wood poles.
NOTE: Authority and reference cited: Section 142.3, Labor Code.
1. Amendment filed 3-30-82; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 82, No. 14).
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