Regulations (Standards - 29 CFR) - Table of Contents
• Part Number: 1918
• Part Title: Safety and Health Regulations for Longshoring
• Subpart: C
• Subpart Title: Gangways and Other Means of Access
• Standard Number: 1918.25
• Title: Bridge plates and ramps (See also 1918.86).
• GPO Source: e-CFR

1918.25(a)

Bridge and car plates (dockboards). Bridge and car plates used afloat shall be well maintained and shall:

1918.25(a)(1)

Be strong enough to support the loads imposed on them;

1918.25(a)(2)

Be secured or equipped with devices to prevent their dislodgement;

1918.25(a)(3)

Be equipped with hand holds or other effective means to permit safe handling; and

1918.25(a)(4)

Be designed, constructed, and maintained to prevent vehicles from running off the edge.(3)

1918.25(b)

Portable ramps. Portable ramps used afloat shall be well maintained and shall:

1918.25(b)(1)

Be strong enough to support the loads imposed on them;

1918.25(b)(2)

Be equipped with a railing meeting the requirements of § 1918.21(b), if the slope is more than 20 degrees to the horizontal or if employees could fall more than four feet (1.22 m);

..1918.25(b)(3)

1918.25(b)(3)

Be equipped with a slip resistant surface;

1918.25(b)(4)

Be properly secured; and

1918.25(b)(5)

Be designed, constructed, and maintained to prevent vehicles from running off the edge.(4)


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