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Subchapter 4. Construction Safety Orders
Article 30. Roofing Operations and Equipment

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§1727. Kettles Mounted and Used on Elevated Truck Beds.

(a) Platforms shall be designed and constructed to:

(1) Carry imposed load without excessive tipping or distortion.

(2) Provide a clear work area at least 4 feet wide at the accessible sides and ends of the kettle, including an unobstructed 4-foot passageway between the kettle spigot and the roof.

(3) Provide a noncombustible platform or platform covering.

(b) An access ladder to the platform must be provided. This ladder shall be fixed or be provided with an easily engaged attachment bracket that will prevent ladder slippage. Ladder rails must extend 3 feet above the platform, unless adequate handholds above the platform are provided.

(c) Railings shall be provided around the edges of the platform in accordance with the provisions of Article 16, Standard Railings.

(d) The platform shall be kept reasonably free from asphalt or pitch drippings.

(e) Kettle covers shall be closed when the truck is in motion.

(f) Kettles shall be securely attached to the platform so they will not shift or tip.

(g) Kettle burners must be extinguished when the truck is moving.

(h) No riders are to be allowed on the elevated platform while the truck is in motion.

(i) Platforms which can be raised and lowered shall be locked in place when in an elevated position.

NOTE: Authority cited: Section 142.3, Labor Code. Reference: Section 142.3, Labor Code.


1. Amendment of subsections (a)-(c) and (f) filed 12-15-86; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 86, No. 51).

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