// CODE SNIPPET
JUMP TO FULL CODE CHAPTER
Carriages used for suspension of elevated building maintenance equipment shall comply with the following:
The horizontal movement of a carriage shall be controlled so as to ensure its safe movement and allow accurate positioning of the platform for vertical travel or storage;
Powered carriages shall not exceed a traversing speed of 50 feet per minute (0.3 m/s);
The initiation of a traversing movement for a manually propelled carriage on a smooth level surface shall not require a person to exert a horizontal force greater than 40 pounds (444.8 n);
Structural stops and curbs shall be provided to prevent the traversing of the carriage beyond its designed limits of travel;
Traversing controls for a powered carriage shall be of a continuous pressure weatherproof type. Multiple controls when provided shall be arranged to permit operation from only one control station at a time. An emergency stop device shall be provided on each end of a powered carriage for interrupting power to the carriage drive motors;
The operating controls(s) shall be so connected that in the case of suspended equipment, traversing of a carriage is not possible until the suspended portion of the equipment is located at its uppermost designed position for traversing; and is free of contact with the face of the building or building guides. In addition, all protective devices and interlocks are to be in the proper position to allow traversing of the carriage;
Stability for underfoot supported carriages shall be obtained by gravity, by an attachment to a structural support, or by a combination of gravity and a structural support. The use of flowing counterweights to achieve stability is prohibited.
The stability factor against overturning shall not be less than two for horizontal traversing of the carriage, including the effects of impact and wind.
The carriages and their anchorages shall be capable of resisting accidental over-tensioning of the wire ropes suspending the working platform, and this calculated value shall include the effect of one and one-half times the stall capacity of the hoist motor. All parts of the installation shall be capable of withstanding without damage to any part of the installation the forces resulting from the stall load of the hoist and one half the wind load.
Roof carriages which rely on having tie-down devices secured to the building to develop the required stability against overturning shall be provided with an interlock which will prevent vertical platform movement unless the tie-down is engaged;
An automatically applied braking or locking system, or equivalent, shall be provided that will prevent unintentional traversing of power traversed or power assisted carriages;
A manual or automatic braking or locking system or equivalent, shall be provided that will prevent unintentional traversing of manually propelled carriages;
A means to lock out the power supply for the carriage shall be provided;
Safe access to and egress from the carriage shall be provided from a safe surface. If the carriage traverses an elevated area, any operating area on the carriage shall be protected by a guardrail system in compliance with the provisions of paragraph (f)(5)(i)(F) of this section. Any access gate shall be self-closing and self-latching, or provided with an interlock;
Each carriage work station position shall be identified by location markings and/or position indicators; and
The motors shall stall if the load on the hoist motors is at any time in excess of three times that necessary for lifting the working platform with its rated load.
Related Code Sections
1910.66(f)(3)(i) Powered Platforms, Manlifts, and Vehicle-Mounted Work Platforms, Carriages
Carriages used for suspension of elevated building maintenance equipment shall comply with the following ...
OSHA 1910 General Industry > F Powered Platforms, Manlifts, and Vehicle-Mounted Work Platforms > 1910.66 Powered Platforms for Building Maintenance > 1910.66(f) Powered Platform Installations-Equipment > 1910.66(f)(3) Suspension Methods > 1910.66(f)(3)(i) Carriages
1910.265(b)(8) Special Industries, Carriage (Log Carriage)
The term carriage means a framework mounted on wheels which runs on tracks or in grooves in a direction parallel to the face of the saw, and which ...
OSHA 1910 General Industry > R Special Industries > 1910.265 Sawmills > 1910.265(b) Definitions Applicable to This Section > 1910.265(b)(8) Carriage (Log Carriage)
1910.143 General Environmental Controls, Nonwater Carriage Disposal Systems. [Reserved]
OSHA 1910 General Industry > J General Environmental Controls > 1910.143 Nonwater Carriage Disposal Systems. [Reserved]
1910.265(e)(1)(ii) Special Industries, Footing
Rider-type carriages shall be floored to provide secure footing and a firm working platform for the block setter ...
OSHA 1910 General Industry > R Special Industries > 1910.265 Sawmills > 1910.265(e) Log Breakdown and Related Machinery and Facilities > 1910.265(e)(1) Log Carriages and Carriage Runways > 1910.265(e)(1)(ii) Footing
1910.265(e)(1)(iii) Special Industries, Sheave Housing
Sheaves on rope-driven carriages shall be guarded at floor line with substantial housings ...
OSHA 1910 General Industry > R Special Industries > 1910.265 Sawmills > 1910.265(e) Log Breakdown and Related Machinery and Facilities > 1910.265(e)(1) Log Carriages and Carriage Runways > 1910.265(e)(1)(iii) Sheave Housing