Hull Construction Regulations

Version of section 181 from 2006-03-22 to 2017-02-02:

  •  (1) Each machinery space, other than a machinery space of Category A, shall have at least two separate means of escape that

    • (a) consist of two steel ladders separated as far from each other as is practicable; and

    • (b) lead to similarly separated doors in the upper part of the machinery space that provide access to an open deck or to a means of escape on the deck above.

  • (2) Each machinery space of Category A shall have at least two separate means of escape that consist of

    • (a) two steel ladders, one of which is enclosed in a continuous steel shelter insulated to an ‘A-60’ Class fire rating with a self-closing fire door fitted at the lower end of the shelter, that

      • (i) are separated as far from each other as is practicable, and

      • (ii) lead to similarly separated doors in the upper part of the machinery space that provide access to an open deck; or

    • (b) a steel ladder leading to a door in the upper part of the machinery space that provides access to an open deck and a steel door in the lower part of the machinery space, but in a position well separated from the ladder, that

      • (i) is capable of being opened from each side of the door, and

      • (ii) provides access to a safe escape route leading to an open deck.

  • SOR/83-521, s. 4
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