Prevention and Control of Fires on Line Works Regulations (SOR/2016-317)

Regulations are current to 2017-09-27 and last amended on 2017-06-16. Previous Versions

Marginal note:Records

 A railway company must keep, for each employee that receives the training required under section 19, a record that includes

  • (a) the employee’s name;

  • (b) the date of the training; and

  • (c) the training provider’s name.

Maintenance and Inspection of Fire Suppression Equipment

Marginal note:Maintenance

 A railway company must ensure that its fire suppression equipment is maintained in good working order.

Marginal note:Annual inspection

 The railway company must conduct an annual inspection of its fire suppression equipment.

Marginal note:Maintenance records
  •  (1) A railway company must keep a record that describes any maintenance work that is performed on the railway company’s fire suppression equipment.

  • Marginal note:Inspection records

    (2) A railway company must keep, for each inspection conducted under section 22, a record that includes the date of the inspection and the name of the person who conducted the inspection.

Records

Marginal note:Retention period

 A railway company must keep each document referred to below for at least five years after the day on which the document is created:

  • (a) the railway company’s fire preparedness plan and each updated version;

  • (b) each updated version of the contact information for the fire services;

  • (c) the railway company’s fire hazard reduction plan and each updated version; and

  • (d) any record that the railway company is required to keep under this Part.

Marginal note:Provision to Minister

 A railway company must, at the Minister’s request, provide the Minister with a copy of any document referred to in section 24.

PART 2Local Railway Companies

Fire Control

Marginal note:Fire on line work

 When a local railway company becomes aware of a fire on a line work, the local railway company must ensure that steps are taken to extinguish or control the fire as soon as practicable. The steps must include

  • (a) the notification of the fire service that is responsible for the area where the fire is located if the fire cannot be extinguished or controlled without fire service assistance; and

  • (b) the notification of the railway company that operates or maintains the line work.

Marginal note:Assistance to fire service

 If a fire service is attempting to extinguish or control a fire on a line work, a local railway company must, at the request of the fire service and without delay, provide the fire service with reasonable assistance. The assistance may, depending on the circumstances, include the provision of transportation to the fire.

Fire Preparedness Plan and Contact Information for Fire Services

Marginal note:Fire preparedness plan
  •  (1) A local railway company must have a fire preparedness plan and must update it every five years.

  • Marginal note:Content of plan

    (2) The fire preparedness plan must set out

    • (a) procedures for extinguishing or controlling a fire;

    • (b) internal fire notification procedures; and

    • (c) procedures for notifying fire services.

Marginal note:Contact information for fire services

 A local railway company must keep, in a readily accessible location, up-to-date contact information that sets out the name and telephone number of the fire service that is responsible for each area where a line work on which the local railway company conducts railway operations is located.

Marginal note:Communication

 A local railway company must communicate its fire preparedness plan and contact information for the fire services to employees who conduct railway operations.

Records

Marginal note:Retention period

 A local railway company must keep each document referred to below for at least five years after the day on which the document is created:

  • (a) the local railway company’s fire preparedness plan and each updated version;

  • (b) each updated version of the contact information for the fire services;

  • (c) a record of each date on which, together with the manner in which, the local railway company’s fire preparedness plan was communicated; and

  • (d) a record of each date on which, together with the manner in which, the contact information for the fire services was communicated.

Marginal note:Provision to Minister

 A local railway company must, at the Minister’s request, provide the Minister with a copy of any document referred to in section 31.

Coming into Force

Marginal note:Six months after registration

Footnote * These Regulations come into force on the day that, in the sixth month after the month in which they are registered, has the same calendar number as the day on which they are registered or, if that sixth month has no day with that number, the last day of that sixth month.

 
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