1 The thermal conductivity of the material from which a thermal protective aid is constructed shall be not more than 0.25 W/(m·K).
2 Every thermal protective aid shall be designed
(a) to withstand air temperatures from -30°C to +65°C without damage;
(b) to enable a person to put on the aid correctly within one minute after reading the instructions;
(c) to permit the wearer to remove it in the water within two minutes if it impairs the wearer’s ability to swim;
(d) to remain functional after 24 hours of contact with diesel oil; and
(e) to maintain its watertight integrity when supporting a column of water 2 m in height.
3 (1) Every thermal protective aid shall be supplied with instructions, in English and French, and diagrams explaining how to put on and use the aid.
(2) The instructions for a thermal protective aid shall
(a) not exceed 50 words;
(b) indicate clearly whether the protective aid can be worn while the wearer is swimming; and
(c) be printed
(3) The instructions and diagrams for a thermal protective aid shall be available in a format that can be inserted in the ship’s training manual.
- SOR/80-685, ss. 91, 92
- SOR/96-218, s. 49
- SOR/2001-179, s. 69
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