Figure 1-18. Swinging scaffold (construction details)
e. Ropes and Cables. The techniques and illustrated procedures for proper knots and hitches
are covered in Lesson 4. The following safety rules apply to setting up and using ropes and cables. You
Store ropes and cables (coiled) in dry, empty drums.
Use wire rope that is at least 3/4 inch in diameter for platform slings. For boatswain's
chairs and lifelines, use Manila rope that is at least 5/8 inch in diameter. Use proper
clamps with wire rope and use proper knots and hitches with Manila rope. Inspect ropes
frequently. Discard ropes if they are exposed to acid or excessive heat. Check for dry
rot, brittleness, or excessive wear. Never use frozen rope.
Inspect all wire ropes and cables frequently in accordance with current service safety
Do not attempt to salvage rope or cable by splicing.
f. Pressurized Equipment. The following safety rules apply to all types of equipment used for
spraying or blasting. You should-