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Portable ladders used on structures or conductors in conjunction with overhead line work need not meet § 1926.1053(b)(5)(i) and (b)(12). Portable ladders and platforms used on structures or conductors in conjunction with overhead line work shall meet the following requirements:
1926.955(b)(1) Design Load
In the configurations in which they are used, portable platforms shall be capable of supporting without failure at least 2.5 times the maximum intended load.
1926.955(b)(2) Maximum Load
Portable ladders and platforms may not be loaded in excess of the working loads for which they are designed.
1926.955(b)(3) Securing in Place
Portable ladders and platforms shall be secured to prevent them from becoming dislodged.
1926.955(b)(4) Intended Use
Portable ladders and platforms may be used only in applications for which they are designed.

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