Life Saving Equipment Regulations (C.R.C., c. 1436)

Regulations are current to 2016-01-25 and last amended on 2015-06-17. Previous Versions

SCHEDULE I(Paragraphs 7(i), 10(k), 11(j), 12(h), 14(h), 16(1)(g), 17(5)(c) and 18(6)(a), subsection 19(8) and paragraphs 20(1)(h), 22(k), 22.1(1)(i), 22.1(2)(h), 27.2(3)(d), 27.3(h), 30(d), 39(c), 49(c), 59(b), 64(a), 70(a), 74(a), 79(a), 91(b), 102(c) and 108(c))Equipment for Life Rafts and Inflatable Rescue Platforms

Class A Emergency Pack

  • 1 A Class A emergency pack for life rafts consists of

    • (a) one buoyant rescue quoit attached to not less than 30 m of buoyant line;

    • (b) one non-folding safety knife with a buoyant handle and hand guard, attached and stowed in a pocket on the exterior of the canopy adjacent to the painter;

    • (c) for each life raft that has a complement of more than 12 persons, one safety knife, in addition to that required by paragraph (b), that is not required to be non-folding;

    • (d) two buoyant bailers for a life raft that has a complement of more than 12 persons, and one buoyant bailer in any other case;

    • (e) two sponges;

    • (f) two sea anchors

      • (i) one spare and the other permanently attached to the life raft in such a way that, when the life raft inflates and is waterborne, the sea anchor causes the life raft to lie oriented to the wind in a stable manner, and

      • (ii) each with a shock-resistant hawser and a tripping line, both the hawser and the line being strong enough for all sea conditions;

    • (g) two buoyant paddles;

    • (h) three safety can-openers suitable for opening water and ration supplies;

    • (i) one whistle or equivalent sound signalling device;

    • (j) the following distress signals:

      • (i) 12 pyrotechnic distress signals, of which four are rocket parachute flares, six are hand flares and two are buoyant smoke signals, or

      • (ii) until the first servicing of the life raft after April 27, 1996, two parachute distress signals and six red hand flares;

    • (k) one watertight electric flashlight suitable for Morse signalling and, in a watertight container, one spare set of batteries and one spare bulb for the flashlight;

    • (l) for each member of the complement, six doses of anti-seasickness medicine and one seasickness bag;

    • (m) one heliograph for signalling to ships and aircraft, with instructions for its use in English and French;

    • (n) one first aid kit that meets the requirements of section 4;

    • (o) a copy of life saving signals set out, in English and French, on a waterproof card or in a watertight container;

    • (p) for each member of the complement, a food ration totalling not less than 10 000 kJ, in airtight packaging and stowed in a watertight container showing an expiry date;

    • (q) one set of fishing tackle;

    • (r) the following water supplies:

      • (i) a rustproof, watertight container or individually sealed units containing 1.5 L of fresh water for each member of the complement, or

      • (ii) a rustproof, watertight container or individually sealed units containing 1 L of fresh water for each member of the complement and a desalting apparatus capable of producing 0.5 L of fresh water in two days for each member of the complement;

    • (s) one rustproof graduated drinking vessel, marked at the 30-mL, 45-mL and 60-mL levels;

    • (t) instructions, in English and French, on

      • (i) how to survive until rescued, and

      • (ii) the steps to be taken by the members of the complement immediately after boarding the life raft;

    • (u) thermal protective aids for 10 per cent of the complement of the life raft or two persons, whichever is greater;

    • (v) for each life raft with inflatable compartments, one repair outfit for repairing punctures and one topping-up bellows or pump; and

    • (w) one radar reflector.

Class B (SOLAS) Emergency Pack

  • 2 A Class B (SOLAS) emergency pack for life rafts consists of

    • (a) one buoyant rescue quoit attached to not less than 30 m of buoyant line;

    • (b) one non-folding safety knife with a buoyant handle and hand guard, attached and stowed in a pocket on the exterior of the canopy adjacent to the painter;

    • (c) for each life raft that has a complement of more than 12 persons, one safety knife, in addition to that required by paragraph (b), that is not required to be non-folding;

    • (d) two buoyant bailers for a life raft that has a complement of more than 12 persons and one buoyant bailer in any other case;

    • (e) two sponges;

    • (f) two sea anchors,

      • (i) one spare and the other permanently attached to the life raft in such a way that, when the life raft inflates and is waterborne, the sea anchor causes the life raft to lie oriented to the wind in a stable manner, and

      • (ii) each with a shock-resistant hawser and a tripping line, both the hawser and the line being strong enough for all sea conditions;

    • (g) two buoyant paddles;

    • (h) one whistle or equivalent sound signalling device;

    • (i) the following distress signals:

      • (i) six pyrotechnic distress signals, of which two are rocket parachute flares, three are hand flares and one is a buoyant smoke signal, or

      • (ii) until the first servicing of the life raft after April 27, 1996, six red hand flares;

    • (j) one watertight electric flashlight suitable for Morse signalling and, in a watertight container, one spare set of batteries and one spare bulb for the flashlight;

    • (k) for each member of the complement, six doses of anti-seasickness medicine and one seasickness bag;

    • (l) one heliograph for signalling to ships and aircraft, with instructions for its use in English and French;

    • (m) one first aid kit that meets the requirements of section 4;

    • (n) a copy of life saving signals set out, in English and French, on a waterproof card or in a watertight container;

    • (o) instructions, in English and French, on

      • (i) how to survive until rescued, and

      • (ii) the steps to be taken by members of the complement immediately after boarding the life raft;

    • (p) thermal protective aids for two persons or 10 per cent of the complement, whichever is greater;

    • (q) for each life raft with inflatable compartments, one repair kit for repairing punctures and one topping-up bellows or pump; and

    • (r) one radar reflector.

Class B (Canadian) Emergency Pack

  • 2.1 A Class B (Canadian) emergency pack for life rafts consists of

    • (a) one buoyant rescue quoit attached to not less than 30 m of buoyant line;

    • (b) one non-folding safety knife with a buoyant handle and hand guard, attached and stowed in a pocket on the exterior of the canopy adjacent to the painter;

    • (c) for each life raft that has a complement of more than 12 persons, one safety knife, in addition to that required by paragraph (b), that is not required to be non-folding;

    • (d) one buoyant bailer;

    • (e) if the ship is engaged on a home-trade voyage, Class III, or an inland voyage, Class I, one sea anchor that is

      • (i) permanently attached to the life raft in such a way that, when the life raft inflates and is waterborne, the sea anchor causes the life raft to lie oriented to the wind in a stable manner, and

      • (ii) fitted with a shock-resistant hawser and a tripping line, both the hawser and the line being strong enough for all sea conditions;

    • (f) two buoyant paddles;

    • (g) six red hand flares;

    • (h) one watertight electric flashlight suitable for Morse signalling and, in a watertight container, one spare set of batteries and one spare light bulb for the flashlight;

    • (i) if the ship is engaged on a home-trade voyage, Class III, or an inland voyage, Class I, for each member of the complement, six doses of anti-seasickness medicine and one seasickness bag;

    • (j) if the ship is engaged on a home-trade voyage, Class III, or an inland voyage, Class I, one first aid kit that meets the requirements of section 4;

    • (k) a copy of life saving signals, in English and French, printed on a waterproof card or placed in a watertight container;

    • (l) if the ship is engaged on a home-trade voyage, Class III, or an inland voyage, Class I, thermal protective aids for two persons or 10 per cent of the complement, whichever is greater;

    • (m) for each life raft with inflatable compartments, one repair kit for repairing punctures and one topping-up bellows or pump; and

    • (n) if the ship is engaged on a home-trade voyage, Class III, or an inland voyage, Class I, one radar reflector.

Class C Emergency Pack

  • 3 A Class C emergency pack for life rafts and inflatable rescue platforms consists of

    • (a) one buoyant rescue quoit attached to not less than 30 m of buoyant line;

    • (b) for each life raft,

      • (i) one non-folding safety knife with a buoyant handle and hand guard, attached and stowed in a pocket on the exterior of the canopy adjacent to the painter, and

      • (ii) where the life raft has a complement of more than 12 persons, one safety knife, in addition to that required by subparagraph (i), that is not required to be non-folding;

    • (c) for each inflatable rescue platform, two non-folding safety knives each with a buoyant handle and hand guard, one firmly secured to the top side of the platform adjacent to the painter and one to the underside;

    • (d) two buoyant bailers for a life raft or inflatable rescue platform that has a complement of more than 12 persons, and one buoyant bailer in any other case;

    • (e) two sponges;

    • (f) two buoyant paddles; and

    • (g) for each life raft with inflatable compartments and each inflatable rescue platform, one repair kit for repairing punctures and one topping-up bellows or pump.

First Aid Kit

    • 4 (1) A first aid kit referred to in paragraphs 1(n) and 2(m) consists of, at a minimum,

      • (a) 16 adhesive absorbent dressings, each 7.5 cm × 2.2 cm and individually wrapped;

      • (b) two bandage gauzes, each 5 cm × 4.6 m;

      • (c) four compress bandages, each 10 cm × 10 cm with 90-cm gauze tabs;

      • (d) two sterile abdominal pads, each 15.2 cm × 20.3 cm;

      • (e) two triangular, white muslin bandages, folded and compressed, each 91 cm × 96.5 cm × 137 cm;

      • (f) 10 sterile eye pads, each 4.69 cm × 6.98 cm;

      • (g) 120 mL of extra-ocular ophthalmic irrigating solution in an unbreakable bottle that shows a drug identification number and an expiry date;

      • (h) one unbreakable plastic eyewash cup;

      • (i) one wire splint, 9.5 cm × 60 cm ;

      • (j) 10 individual packs of ammonia inhalant;

      • (k) 10 pads, impregnated with povidone and iodine, that show an expiry date;

      • (l) one copy of the Pocket Guide to Emergency First Aid, in English and French, published by St. John Ambulance;

      • (m) a waterproof contents list and instruction sheet in English and French;

      • (n) six safety pins;

      • (o) one pair of stainless steel bandage scissors; and

      • (p) one roll of waterproof adhesive tape, 2.5 cm × 4.5 m.

    • (2) The first aid kit shall be placed in a container that is

      • (a) watertight;

      • (b) resealable;

      • (c) fitted with a gasket to ensure a tight seal; and

      • (d) made of a rigid plastic that is capable of withstanding temperatures of -30°C, such as acrylonitrile butadienestyrene (ABS) or high-impact polystyrene (HIPS).

  • SOR/80-685, s. 20;
  • SOR/96-218, s. 35;
  • SOR/2001-179, ss. 48 to 50;
  • SOR/2004-253, s. 5(F).
 
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