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

Regulations are current to 2021-02-15 and last amended on 2020-10-06. Previous Versions

PART IIIOperational Requirements and Equipment Standards (continued)

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
  •  (1) Every emergency boat or rescue boat shall

    • (a) be repaired and maintained in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions; and

    • (b) subject to subsection (2), be repaired at a service station accredited by the manufacturer.

  • (2) Emergency repairs to emergency boats and rescue boats may be carried out on board ship.

  • SOR/96-218, s. 34

Equipment Requiring Board Approval

  •  (1) Life saving equipment that is carried on a ship and is set out in column I of an item of the table to this section shall

    • (a) meet the requirements set out in the Schedule to these Regulations or the Standard, as amended from time to time, set out in column II of that item; and

    • (b) be approved as having met the requirements referred to in paragraph (a).

      TABLE

      Column IColumn II
      ItemLife Saving EquipmentSchedule or Standard
      0.1Class 1 lifeboatsSchedule V
      0.2Class 2 lifeboatsSchedule V
      0.3Approved boatsSchedule XV
      0.4Suitable boatsSchedule XV
      1LifeboatsSchedule V.1
      2Emergency boatsSchedule VII
      3Rescue boatsSchedule VII
      4Life raftsSchedule VIII
      5Inflatable rescue platformsSchedule VIII
      6Marine evacuation systemsRegulation 6.2 of Chapter VI of the International Life-saving Appliance Code published by the International Maritime Organization
      7LifebuoysRegulation 1 of Part 1 of Annex 6 to International Marine Organization Resolution MSC.81(70), adopted on December 11, 1998 and entitled Revised Recommendation on Testing of Life-Saving Appliances
      8Self-igniting lightsRegulation 1.9 of Part 1 of Annex 6 to International Marine Organization Resolution MSC.81(70), adopted on December 11, 1998 and entitled Revised Recommendation on Testing of Life-Saving Appliances
      9Self-activating smoke signalsRegulation 10.2 of Part 1 of Annex 6 to International Marine Organization Resolution MSC.81(70), adopted on December 11, 1998 and entitled Revised Recommendation on Testing of Life-Saving Appliances
      10Type A, Type B and Type C distress signalsSchedule III
      11Pyrotechnic distress signalsRegulation 4 of Part 1 of Annex 6 to International Marine Organization Resolution MSC.81(70), adopted on December 11, 1998 and entitled Revised Recommendation on Testing of Life-Saving Appliances
      12Lifejackets (Safety Convention ships)Regulation 2 of Part 1 of Annex 6 to International Marine Organization Resolution MSC.81(70), adopted on December 11, 1998 and entitled Revised Recommendation on Testing of Life-Saving Appliances, and Standards for SOLAS Lifejackets, TP 13571, published by Transport Canada in 2003
      13Lifejackets (ships that are not Safety Convention ships)Sections 3 to 7 of Canadian General Standards Board Standard 65-GP-14M, published in September 1978 and entitled Standard for: Life Jackets, Inherently Buoyant, Standard Type
      14[Repealed, SOR/2006-256, s. 10]
      15Personal locator lightsRegulations 10.3 and 10.4 of Part 1 of Annex 6 to International Marine Organization Resolution MSC.81(70), adopted on December 11, 1998 and entitled Revised Recommendation on Testing of Life-Saving Appliances
      16Line-throwing appliancesSchedule XII
      17Immersion suitsSections 3 to 9 of Canadian General Standards Board Standard CAN/CGSB-65.16-M89, published in February 1989 and entitled Marine Abandonment Immersion Suit Systems
      18Thermal protective aidsSchedule XIII
      19Marine anti-exposure work suits
      • (1) Regulations 3.1 to 3.2.7 and regulations 3.2.13 and 3.2.14 of Part 1 of Annex 6 to International Marine Organization Resolution MSC.81(70), adopted on December 11, 1998 and entitled Revised Recommendation on Testing of Life-Saving Appliances

      • (2) Paragraphs 9.2 to 9.4 and 9.6 of the Canadian General Standards Board Standard CAN/CGSB-65.21-95, published in November 1995 and entitled Marine Anti-exposure Work Suit Systems

  • (2) and (3) [Repealed, SOR/2001-179, s. 45]

  • SOR/96-218, s. 34
  • SOR/2001-179, s. 45
  • SOR/2002-122, ss. 3 to 6
  • SOR/2004-26, s. 27
  • SOR/2004-253, s. 3(F)
  • SOR/2006-256, s. 10
 
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