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  1. Canada – Nova Scotia Offshore Area Diving Operations Safety Transitional Regulations - SOR/2015-6 (Section 68)
    Canada – Nova Scotia Offshore Area Diving Operations Safety Transitional Regulations
    •  (1) When a person holds a certificate issued by the Chief Safety Officer under section 27, 29, 31, 33, 53, 55, 57 or 63 or a valid document that has been accepted by the Chief Safety Officer under paragraph 26(c), 28(c), 30(c), 32(d), 33(1)(a), 52(d), 54(1)(b), 56(1)(b) or 62(d) and has held the certificate or document for at least five years, the Chief Safety Officer may, on application, issue to the person a certificate for the same category as the certificate or document that is held, and that certificate is to be valid, subject to section 35, 59 or 65, as applicable, for as long as the person is certified to be medically fit in accordance with paragraph 26(b), 52(b) or 62(b), as applicable.

    • (2) If a person satisfies the Chief Safety Officer that, for at least the five-year period before the date of making an application under this subsection, the person would have qualified for a certificate under these Regulations if the person had applied for one, the Chief Safety Officer may, on application, issue to the person a certificate for the same category as the certificate that the person would have qualified for, and that certificate is to be valid, subject to section 35, 59 or 65, as applicable, for as long as the person is certified to be medically fit in accordance with paragraph 26(b), 52(b) or 62(b), as applicable.


  2. Canada – Nova Scotia Offshore Area Diving Operations Safety Transitional Regulations - SOR/2015-6 (Section 25)
    Canada – Nova Scotia Offshore Area Diving Operations Safety Transitional Regulations
    •  (1) An operator, under paragraph 5(1)(a), or a diving contractor, under subsection 8(1), must not engage the services of a person as a diving safety specialist unless the person holds a diving supervisor’s certificate that is issued under section 68 and that is appropriate to the category of dive in respect of which the person will be giving advice and

      • (a) has passed a test that is acceptable to the Chief Safety Officer as indicating that the person has an adequate knowledge of the safety, personnel, technical, operational, management, marketing and regulatory aspects of diving operations appropriate to the category of diving supervisor’s certificate that the person holds; or

    • (2) A person who has been engaged as a diving safety specialist for a diving program by an operator, under paragraph 5(1)(a), must

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    • (3) A person who has been engaged as a diving safety specialist for a diving operation by a diving contractor, under subsection 8(1), must

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    • (4) A diving safety specialist referred to in subsection (2) or (3) must, in advising any person under that subsection, take into account as a primary consideration the safety of any divers involved in the diving program or diving operation, as the case may be.


  3. Canada – Nova Scotia Offshore Area Diving Operations Safety Transitional Regulations - SOR/2015-6 (Section 1)
    Canada – Nova Scotia Offshore Area Diving Operations Safety Transitional Regulations

     The following definitions apply in these Regulations.

    certifying authority

    certifying authority has the same meaning as in section 2 of the Nova Scotia Offshore Certificate of Fitness Regulations. ( autorité)

    recognized body

    recognized body means an organization, a classification society, a certifying authority, a group of persons or an individual that is acceptable to the Chief Safety Officer as having the expertise and experience to set standards for, or to inspect and certify, diving plant and equipment or their parts. (autorité reconnue)

    stand-by diver

    stand-by diver means a diver who is dressed-in and trained to operate at the same depths and in the same circumstances as the diver for whom the stand-by diver is standing by, who is at the same dive site as the other diver and who is available without delay to assist the other diver. (plongeur de secours)

    supervisor

    supervisor means a person appointed in writing by a diving contractor, under subsection 8(3), as a diving supervisor or an ADS supervisor to supervise a diving operation. (directeur)

    umbilical

    umbilical means a composite hose or cable or number of separate hoses or cables capable of supplying a breathing mixture, power, heat, communications and other services, as required, for a diving operation. (ombilical)


  4. Canada – Nova Scotia Offshore Area Diving Operations Safety Transitional Regulations - SOR/2015-6 (Section 50)
    Canada – Nova Scotia Offshore Area Diving Operations Safety Transitional Regulations
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    • (2) A supervisor must, as soon as possible after supervision of a dive or after supervision of a portion of a dive, enter in the logbook for each dive or portion of a dive supervised by the supervisor,

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    • (3) A supervisor must, after completion of an entry in the supervisor’s logbook in accordance with subsection (2), immediately sign the entry and request the operator or the operator’s representative responsible for the dive to countersign the entry as soon as possible.

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    • (6) A supervisor must keep in the supervisor’s logbook referred to in subsection (1)

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      • (b) the supervisor’s written appointment as a supervisor under subsection 8(3);


  5. Canada – Nova Scotia Offshore Area Diving Operations Safety Transitional Regulations - SOR/2015-6 (Section 66)
    Canada – Nova Scotia Offshore Area Diving Operations Safety Transitional Regulations
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    • (2) A pilot must, as soon as possible after making a dive, enter in the pilot’s logbook referred to in subsection (1), for each dive made by the pilot,

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    • (3) A pilot must, after completion of an entry in the pilot’s logbook in accordance with subsection (2), immediately sign the entry and request the ADS supervisor who supervised the dive to countersign the entry as soon as possible.



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