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Subchapter 4. Construction Safety Orders
Article 14. Construction Hoists
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§1605.19. Landings and Runways.

(a) Landing platforms and runways that connect the hoistway or tower to the building shall be designed and constructed to sustain safely the maximum intended load. If floors or platforms are covered with metal, they shall have non-slip surfaces.

(b) Railings and toeboards which conform to these Orders shall be placed on the open sides of runways connecting the tower to the structure.

(c) All landing platforms where employees may be exposed to falling objects shall be provided with a solid overhead protection composed of 2-inch planking or the equivalent.

(d) A barricade shall be required at the building face which extends a minimum distance of 6 feet laterally along the outer edge of the building, from each side of the landing or runway. The barricade shall extend a minimum distance of 36 inches above the level of the landing, runway or structure floor. The material used for the barricade shall be the equivalent of No. 18 U. S. Standard gage wire with openings not exceeding 1/2-inch mesh or equivalent.

(e) Working platforms of ample size and strength, and railings and toeboards which conform to these Orders, shall be built at each level where employees are required to work, such as bucket dumps, hopper headers, and similar places.

(f) Access to and around landings and the area around the hoisting machine shall be kept clear of rubbish and waste material.

(g) Materials shall not be stored on landing platforms or landing runways.

(h) All hoistway entrance barriers and gates shall be painted with diagonal black and yellow stripes.

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


1. Amendment of subsections (c) and (e) and new Note filed 7-30-97; operative 8-29-97 (Register 97, No. 31).

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