SUBJECT: Interpretation - 29 CFR 1926.550(a)(13)(ii)
TO: Joe M. Ansley, Jr. Acting Area Director Little Rock Area Office
In reply to your request of June 29, 1977, concerning above
subject, I submit the following.
The requirements of 29 CFR 1926.550(a)(13)(ii) do not relate to
the height of platforms on cranes.
The referenced standard ANSI B30.5 as contained in paragraph
5-1.8.2b requires that if outside platforms are provided on cranes,
guardrails must be constructed in accordance with standard guardrail
specifications or other acceptable arrangements of railing construction as
indicated in ANSI A12.1-1967. Where guardrails are not feasible because the
platforms are too narrow, hand holds must be provided at convenient points
C. R. Holder
Assistant Regional Administrator for Technical