(A) Portable extension sills.
(1) Portable extension sills shall be no less than ten inches wide nor less than thirty inches long and shall be substantially constructed. The portable extension sill shall be securely fastened in place during window cleaning operations.
(2) Portable extension sills shall not be used when window sills extend six inches or more beyond the window frame.
(3) Portable extension sills shall be used only when the window cleaner is provided with a safety belt or harness and lifeline in compliance with rule 4123:1-17-06 of the Administrative Code, and when anchors are available.
(B) Window jacks and other platform devices. Window jacks and all other platform devices fastened to window sills shall be used only when the window cleaner is provided with a safety belt or harness and lifeline in compliance with rule 4123:1-17-06 of the Administrative Code, and when anchors are available.
(C) Back supports for extra width windows. Where the distance between anchors is more than six feet, a wire rope or corrosive resistant chain shall be provided on such windows to be used as a back support for the window cleaner.
(D) Stepping from window to window. Window cleaners shall not be required to step from window to window on the outside of the building.
(E) Anchors. When a safety belt or harness is required in window cleaning, no window cleaner shall be required to work on a window if any anchor is found to be loose, insecure or missing.
(F) Extension tools. Each extension tool shall be equipped with a locking device which shall prevent accidental detachment of the window cleaning tool. The overall length of a tool with extensions shall not exceed six feet when used from any working position above the ground or alternatively above an unobstructed set back level having an outer balustrade or wall extending no less than forty-two inches above the set back level.
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates:
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4121.12 , 4121.121 , 4121.13 , Const. Art. II, Section 35
Rule Amplifies: 4121.13
Prior Effective Dates: 4/1/64; 1/1/83; 12/1/04