1 Every fireman’s outfit shall
2 (1) Every breathing apparatus shall consist of
(a) a smoke helmet or smoke mask having a suitable air pump or bellows with a length of air hose long enough to reach any part of the accommodation, cargo or machinery spaces from the open deck well clear of any hatch or doorway; or
(b) a self-contained unit of the open circuit compressed air type or the closed-circuit oxygen-generating type.
(2) Every breathing apparatus shall be
(a) of a type and make approved by
(b) provided with, in clear and permanent lettering,
(3) If, in order to meet the requirements of paragraph (1)(a), the air hose with the breathing apparatus described in that paragraph exceeds 36.6 m in length, every fireman’s outfit shall include, in substitution for or in addition to that breathing apparatus, a self-contained breathing apparatus as described in paragraph (1)(b).
(4) Every self-contained breathing apparatus shall be provided with
(a) two compressed air cylinders or two oxygen generating canisters, as the case may be, one of which is attached to the breathing apparatus and one of which is a spare; and
(b) a device that gives the wearer an audible warning at least five minutes before the supply of air or oxygen, as the case may be, is exhausted.
(5) Every compressed air cylinder and oxygen generating canister shall be capable of
(6) Every compressed air cylinder shall be constructed, tested and marked in accordance with the requirements of
(a) the Canadian Transport Commission,
(b) the British Standards Specifications, or
(c) the United States Department of Transportation,
and, if it is to be used on board a tanker, shall be sheathed or covered with neoprene or other material that prevents sparking.
(7) Every self-contained breathing apparatus of the open circuit compressed air type shall be equipped with
(a) a pressure gauge, fitted with an anti-bursting orifice, that will enable the wearer to easily read the air pressure in the supply cylinder;
(b) a device that will automatically regulate the air supply to the wearer in accordance with his breathing requirements; and
(c) means whereby the wearer can bypass the device described in paragraph (b).
Fireproof Life and Signalling Line
3 Every fireproof life and signalling line for use with breathing apparatus shall be at least 3 m longer than is necessary to reach any part of the accommodation, cargo or machinery spaces from the open deck well clear of any hatch or doorway and shall consist of
(a) a bronze or galvanized steel wire rope that has a breaking strength of not less than 6.67 kN and that is covered with hemp, or other material that is not slippery when wet, so that the circumference of the line is not less than 32 mm;
(b) an adjustable safety belt or harness of suitable material that may be secured to the line by a snap hook of suitable material; and
(c) one safety belt plate and one plate attached to the free end of the line each of a suitable material marked with a clearly legible code of signals for use by the wearer and the person at the free end of the line.
4 The protective clothing in every fireman’s outfit shall consist of
(a) a helmet of rigid construction, padded inside to protect the head of the wearer against impact;
(b) a protective water resistant suit of a material that prevents damage to the skin of the wearer from excessive heat and scalding steam;
(c) gloves made of rubber or other material that does not conduct electricity; and
(d) boots, made of rubber or other material that does not conduct electricity, that are fitted with toe caps.
5 (1) Every safety lamp shall be of a type and make approved by one of the authorities named in paragraph 2(2)(a) and shall be classified as Class I, suitable for use on any ship, or Class II, suitable for use on any ship other than a tanker.
(2) Every safety lamp on a tanker shall be a Class I safety lamp.
(3) Every safety lamp shall be
6 Every fireman’s axe for use on any ship shall have
- SOR/81-738, ss. 101, 102.
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