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Life Saving Equipment Regulations

Version of the schedule from 2006-03-22 to 2023-12-19:

SCHEDULE XIII(Section 121)Thermal Protective Aids

  • 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

        • (i) on the exterior of its storage case,

        • (ii) on a waterproof card attached to the aid or its storage case, or

        • (iii) on the aid, if its storage case is transparent and the instructions are visible through the storage case.

    • (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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