Canada Occupational Health and Safety Regulations

Version of section 10.18 from 2006-03-22 to 2016-06-13:

  •  (1) Before a ventilation system referred to in subsection 10.17(1) is operated for the first time in a work place, the employer shall set out in writing instructions pertaining to the inspection, testing and maintenance of that ventilation system.

  • (2) The instructions referred to in subsection (1) shall specify the nature and frequency of inspections, tests and maintenance to be performed on the ventilation system.

  • (3) The employer shall ensure that a qualified person

    • (a) carries out each inspection, testing and maintenance of the ventilation system in accordance with the instructions referred to in subsection (1); and

    • (b) makes and signs a report with respect to each inspection, test or maintenance work.

  • (4) A report referred to in paragraph (3)(b) shall

    • (a) include the date of the inspection, test or maintenance work performed by the qualified person;

    • (b) identify the ventilation system that was inspected, tested or maintained; and

    • (c) set out the safety observations of the qualified person in respect of the ventilation system.

  • (5) The employer shall keep at the work place at which the ventilation system is located a copy of

    • (a) the instructions referred to in subsection (1), and

    • (b) the most recent report referred to in paragraph (3)(b).

  • (6) The employer shall give to every operator of a ventilation system the necessary instruction and training for the safe and proper use of the system.

  • (7) The employer shall keep a written or computerized record of the instruction and training given to every operator of a ventilation system for as long as the operator remains in the employer’s employ.

  • SOR/96-294, s. 2.
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