APPROVAL OF LIFE-SAVING APPLIANCES
7. (1) A personal flotation device, lifejacket, lifebuoy, self-igniting light, pyrotechnic distress signal or life raft required by these Regulations shall be of a type that is approved by the Minister and shall bear a mark or label indicating the approval.
(2) The Minister shall approve a type of personal flotation device, lifejacket, lifebuoy, self-igniting light, pyrotechnic distress signal or life raft if it is shown to meet the applicable standards and tests referred to in subsection 6(1).
(3) Subsection (1) does not apply to a personal flotation device required by these Regulations if it was approved by the Director of Ship Safety of the Department of Transport or by the Department of Fisheries and Oceans and bears a mark or label indicating that it was approved by one of those departments or by the Canadian Coast Guard.
FIRST AID KIT
8. (1) A first aid kit required by these Regulations shall be packed in a waterproof case capable of being tightly closed after use and shall be
(a) a marine emergency first aid kit that contains the following:
(i) an up-to-date first aid manual or up-to-date first aid instructions, in English and French,
(ii) 48 doses of analgesic medication of a non-narcotic type,
(iii) six safety pins or one roll of adhesive first aid tape,
(iv) one pair of bandage scissors or safety scissors,
(v) one resuscitation face shield,
(vi) two pairs of examination gloves,
(vii) 10 applications of antiseptic preparations,
(viii) 12 applications of burn preparations,
(ix) 20 adhesive plasters in assorted sizes,
(x) 10 sterile compression bandages in assorted sizes,
(xi) 4 m of elastic bandage,
(xii) two sterile gauze compresses,
(xiii) two triangular bandages, and
(xiv) a waterproof list of the contents, in English and French; or
(b) a first aid kit that meets the requirements of the Marine Occupational Safety and Health Regulations or of provincial regulations governing workers’ compensation, with the addition of a resuscitation face shield and two pairs of examination gloves if the kit is not required to contain them.
(2) Instead of a first aid kit referred to in subsection (1), a first aid kit that meets the requirements of the Small Vessel Regulations as they read immediately before the day on which these Regulations came into force may be carried on board a vessel for a period of three years after that day unless the kit is replaced before the end of that period.
PERSONAL LIFE-SAVING APPLIANCES
9. A personal flotation device or lifejacket required by these Regulations shall not be altered in a way that compromises its original structural integrity or diminishes the integrity or readability of a marking set out in a standard related to it.
10. (1) A personal flotation device or lifejacket that is required by these Regulations, if it is of an inflatable type, shall be worn by a person in an open vessel or, if the vessel is not open, shall be worn when the person is on deck or in the cockpit.
(2) Subsection (1) does not apply to a sealed-hull rowing shell engaged in training that is governed by safety guidelines and procedures established by the governing body.
(3) A personal flotation device or lifejacket that is required by these Regulations to be carried on board a personal watercraft shall be inherently buoyant.
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