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Life Saving Equipment Regulations (C.R.C., c. 1436)

Regulations are current to 2019-11-19 and last amended on 2019-06-17. Previous Versions

PART IIEquipment to Be Carried by New Ships (continued)

Class XI Ships(Ships that are over 15 tons gross tonnage, are not certified to carry passengers but carry a crew, are not self-propelled and are towed or pushed by a ship or operated by a cable) (continued)

 A Class XI ship shall be provided with signs that indicate

  • (a) the location of

    • (i) survival craft and their launching devices, and

    • (ii) embarkation stations; and

  • (b) directions to the embarkation stations.

  • SOR/96-218, s. 34

PART IIIOperational Requirements and Equipment Standards

Life Saving Equipment Plans

  •  (1) Subject to subsection (4), every ship shall have a life saving equipment plan that is approved by the Board as meeting the requirements of these Regulations, is drawn to scale and shows

    • (a) the location, type and accommodation capacity of the survival craft carried on the ship, and the type of launching devices;

    • (b) the location, type and quantity of emergency equipment;

    • (c) the location of muster stations, their dimensions in square metres and the approach routes to the areas; and

    • (d) the location of embarkation stations, their dimensions in square metres and the approach routes to the areas.

  • (2) A life saving equipment plan that is submitted to the Board shall be in quadruplicate.

  • (3) A life saving equipment plan for a passenger ship shall not be combined with any other plan required to be submitted under the Act.

  • (4) The life saving equipment plan of an existing ship need not meet the requirements of subsection (1) if it is the most recent life saving equipment plan for that ship and was approved by the Board before April 28, 1996.

  • (5) Every proposed change to any aspect of a life saving equipment plan that has been approved by the Board shall be shown on a revised plan and the revised plan shall be submitted to the Board.

  • (6) [Repealed, SOR/2001-179, s. 39]

  • SOR/96-218, s. 34
  • SOR/2001-179, s. 39
  •  (1) Every ship shall carry, prominently displayed, the most recent life saving equipment plan that the Board approved for the ship.

  • (2) Despite subsection (1), a passenger ship of 25 m in length or under is not required to display a life saving equipment plan if doing so is impracticable because of the size or design of the ship.

  • (3) Every passenger ship shall make an announcement for the information of passengers before the ship leaves any place where passengers embark.

  • (4) The announcement shall

    • (a) specify the location of lifejackets;

    • (b) in each area of the ship, inform the passengers in that area of the location of lifejackets that are closest to them;

    • (c) specify the location of survival craft and muster stations; and

    • (d) in each area of the ship, inform the passengers in that area of the location of survival craft that are closest to them.

  • (5) The announcement shall be

    • (a) in either official language or in both, according to the needs of the passengers; and

    • (b) in the most recent format approved by the Board as meeting the requirements of this section.

  • SOR/2001-179, s. 40
  • SOR/2002-122, s. 2

Evacuation Procedures

 Every passenger ship shall have an evacuation procedure for the safe evacuation of the complement from the ship within 30 minutes after the abandon-ship signal is given.

  • SOR/96-218, s. 34
  • SOR/2006-256, s. 9

Evacuation of New Ships, Class IX

 The survival craft required for a new ship that is a Class IX ship shall be capable of being launched with their full complement and equipment within 10 minutes after the abandon-ship signal is given.

  • SOR/96-218, s. 34

Maintenance, Servicing and Training

 The following inspections and tests shall be carried out and recorded in the official log of a ship once every week on a Safety Convention ship and once every two weeks on any other ship:

  • (a) survival craft and launching devices shall be visually inspected to ensure that they are ready for use;

  • (b) the motor of lifeboats and rescue boats shall be run ahead and astern for a total period of not less than three minutes; and

  • (c) the general emergency alarm system shall be tested.

  • SOR/96-218, s.34
  • SOR/2001-179, s. 41
  • SOR/2004-26, s. 26
  •  (1) Every ship shall carry maintenance manuals for life saving equipment that contain the following information from the equipment manufacturers:

    • (a) maintenance and repair instructions;

    • (b) schedules for periodic maintenance;

    • (c) diagrams of lubrication points with recommended lubricants;

    • (d) lists of replaceable parts;

    • (e) if available, up-to-date lists of suppliers of spare parts; and

    • (f) logs for the records of inspection and maintenance.

  • (2) The maintenance manuals shall be

    • (a) drafted in easily understood terms; and

    • (b) made available

      • (i) in English and French, and

      • (ii) in sufficient numbers to provide easy access to all crew members.

  • (3) Maintenance of life saving equipment shall be carried out in accordance with the instructions in the manuals referred to in subsection (1).

  • SOR/96-218, s. 34
  • SOR/2001-179, s. 42

 Every ship shall carry spare parts and repair equipment for the life saving equipment and components that need regular replacement.

  • SOR/96-218, s. 34

 Where a ship carries survival craft that use falls as a means of launching, the falls shall be

  • (a) turned end for end at least every 30 months; and

  • (b) renewed at least once every five years or, where the falls show signs of deterioration, more often.

  • SOR/96-218, s. 34
  •  (1) Every ship shall carry training manuals that explain how to use the ship’s life saving equipment.

  • (2) The training manuals shall be

    • (a) drafted in easily understood terms; and

    • (b) made available

      • (i) in English and French, and

      • (ii) in sufficient numbers to provide easy access to all crew members.

  • SOR/96-218, s. 34

 The owner of a service station that services inflatable survival equipment shall ensure that the equipment is serviced

  • (a) in accordance with Schedule IV; and

  • (b) by an accredited service technician.

  • SOR/96-218, s. 34
  • SOR/2001-179, s. 43
  •  (1) The owner of a service station that services inflatable survival equipment shall ensure that the service station

    • (a) meets the requirements of section 1 of Schedule IV; and

    • (b) is accredited by each of the manufacturers whose equipment is serviced at the service station as providing the appropriate conditions for the servicing of the equipment, in accordance with

      • (i) the manufacturer’s recommendations, and

      • (ii) the requirements of section 1 of Schedule IV.

  • (2) Each time the servicing of any piece of inflatable survival equipment is about to begin, the owner of the service station shall notify the Board office closest to the service station.

  • SOR/96-218, s. 34
  • SOR/2001-179, s. 44
 
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