Defective Protection Equipment
150. (1) An employee who finds any defect in protection equipment that may render it unsafe for use must report the defect to the employer as soon as possible.
(2) An employer must mark or tag as unsafe and remove from service any protection equipment used by employees that has a defect that may render it unsafe for use.
151. In this Part, “VDT” means a visual display terminal.
152. (1) This Part does not apply in respect of
(a) a vessel of less than 500 gross tonnage;
(b) the bridge of a vessel; and
(c) the exterior deck of a vessel where lighting levels may create a hazard to navigation.
(2) Subject to any special arrangements that may be permitted in passenger vessels, sleeping quarters and mess rooms must be illuminated by natural light and provided with adequate artificial light.
(3) Emergency lighting must, in the event of the failure of the main electric lighting, provide sufficient illumination to allow the crew to safely exit from confined spaces and proceed through passageways and stairways to the open deck.
(4) The lighting levels must meet one of the following standards:
(a) ANSI/IES RP-7-01, Lighting Industrial Facilities; or
(b) the standard entitled The IESNA Lighting Handbook: Reference and Application, 9th Edition published by the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IESNA).
Measurements of Average Levels of Lighting
153. (1) For the purposes of this Part, the average level of lighting in an area must be determined by taking four or more measurements at different places in the areas set out below and by dividing the total of the results of the measurements by the number of measurements:
(a) if work is performed at a level higher than the deck, at the level at which the work is performed; and
(b) in any other case, 1 m above the deck.
(2) If the average level of lighting is measured in a dry provision storage room, it must be measured when the room is empty.
(3) The lighting level measurements must be carried out by a qualified person.
Emergency Lighting System
154. (1) Every vessel must be equipped with an emergency lighting system that
(a) operates automatically in the event of a failure of the lighting system or if the regular power supply is interrupted;
(b) provides a level of lighting of 50 lx; and
(c) is inspected, tested and maintained to the prescribed requirements set out in one of the following regulations:
(2) Subsection (1) does not apply in respect of the deck or cargo space of a vessel.
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