Regulations (Standards - 29 CFR) - Table of Contents 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).

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)


Footnote(3) When the gap to be bridged is greater than 36 inches (.91m), an acceptable means of preventing vehicles from running off the edge is a minimum side board height of two and three-quarter inches. (Back to Text)


Footnote(4) When the gap to be bridged is greater than 36 inches (.91m), an acceptable means of preventing vehicles from running off the edge is a minimum side board height of two and three-quarter inches. (Back to Text)


[62 FR 40141, July 25, 1997; 65 FR 40944, June 30, 2000]


Next Standard (1918.26) Next Standard (1918.26)

Regulations (Standards - 29 CFR) - Table of Contents Regulations (Standards - 29 CFR) - Table of Contents