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Towboat Crew Accommodation Regulations (C.R.C., c. 1498)

Regulations are current to 2020-03-05 and last amended on 2007-07-01. Previous Versions

Dining Areas

  •  (1) Where any member of the crew is required to eat on board a ship, the ship shall be provided with at least one dining area for the crew.

  • (2) The dining areas on every ship shall be furnished with a sufficient number of tables and seats to accommodate at any one time

    • (a) on a ship over 15.2 m in length but under 22.9 m in length, all of the crew; and

    • (b) on a ship 22.9 m in length or over, at least 60 per cent of the crew.

  • (3) A dining area and a galley may be combined in one room where necessary by reason of the size of the ship.

  • SOR/78-144, s. 10

Furniture and Fittings in Dining Areas

  •  (1) Every table in a dining area on a new ship shall

    • (a) be at least

      • (i) 685 mm wide, if seats are provided at both sides of the table, or

      • (ii) 510 mm wide, if seats are provided at only one side of the table;

    • (b) have a distance of 685 mm along the edge of the table for each person the table is designed to accommodate;

    • (c) be fitted with securing devices for attachment to the deck; and

    • (d) be fitted with fiddles.

  • (2) Every table in a dining area on an existing ship shall be fitted in accordance with paragraphs (1)(c) and (d).

  • (3) Every chair in a dining area shall

    • (a) be fitted with securing devices for attachment to the deck;

    • (b) have a seat at least 380 mm deep; and

    • (c) have the seat and back made of a material impervious to moisture and easy to clean.

  • (4) Benches or settees, complying with the requirements of subsection (3), may be substituted for chairs.

  • (5) Subject to subsection (6), every dining area shall be fitted with

    • (a) a storage locker or rack capable of holding sufficient dining utensils for all the persons who use that dining area; or

    • (b) a storage locker measuring at least 380 mm by 380 mm by 305 mm for each person who uses that dining area.

  • (6) The lockers or racks required by subsection (5) may be fitted in a readily accessible space outside the dining area if space in the dining area is not available for that purpose.

  • (7) Storage lockers required by subsection (5) shall

    • (a) be adequately ventilated and so fitted as to clear the floor by at least 305 mm; and

    • (b) where provided for one person only, be fitted with a lock or with a hasp and staple for a padlock.

  • (8) Every table, locker, dresser and the unupholstered parts of every chair, bench and settee in a dining area shall be made of wood, rustproofed metal or other smooth and impervious material that is not likely to crack, warp or become corroded.

  • (9) All furniture provided in a dining area shall be so constructed as to avoid infestation by vermin.

  • (10) Facilities, adequate in size for the number of persons likely to use the area at any one time, shall be provided in the dining area so that hot beverages can be prepared at any time, unless the ship is fitted with such facilities, accessible at any time, in a galley.

  • SOR/78-144, s. 11

Recreation Spaces

  •  (1) Every new ship 22.9 m in length or over, other than a day ship, shall be fitted with a recreation space furnished with seating sufficient to accommodate at least 40 per cent of the crew.

  • (2) A recreation space and a dining area may be combined in one room, in which case the seating in the recreation space shall be in addition to that required by subsection 19(2).

  • SOR/78-144, s. 12

Toilet Spaces

  •  (1) Subject to subsection (2), every ship shall be provided with at least one toilet space.

  • (2) In the case of a day ship, where the provision of a toilet space is impracticable, there shall be provided a wash-basin or sink that is conveniently located for the use of the crew.

  • (3) Every toilet space shall be completely enclosed by bulkheads.

  • (4) Every toilet space shall be so constructed as to facilitate cleaning and avoid harbouring dirt and vermin.

  • (5) On every new ship, other than a day ship, a toilet space shall be conveniently located close to the sleeping rooms of the persons for whose use that toilet space is appropriated.

  •  (1) Subject to subsection (2), on a new ship there shall be no direct access into a toilet space from a sleeping room, dining area or galley and, wherever reasonable and practicable, access into a toilet space shall be directly from a passageway.

  • (2) Access into a private toilet space on a new ship may be directly from the sleeping rooms of the persons for whose use the toilet space is appropriated.

  •  (1) In every toilet space containing a water-closet

    • (a) every door that provides access to the toilet space shall be close fitting and without apertures; and

    • (b) a screen that ensures privacy shall, where practicable, be fitted by every door that provides access to the toilet space, other than a door that provides access to a sleeping room.

  • (2) Where it is impracticable to fit a screen by a door as required by subsection (1), that door shall be self-closing.

  •  (1) No water-closet shall be fitted in a room containing more than one bath or one shower.

  • (2) No more than one water-closet shall be fitted in a room containing a bath or a shower.

  •  (1) Subject to subsection (2), where a toilet space may be used by two or more persons simultaneously, every bath, shower and water-closet in that room shall be provided with screening so that the person using that bath, shower or water-closet can do so in privacy.

  • (2) Screening need not be provided in a water-closet space that

    • (a) contains not more than one water-closet, one wash-basin, one bath and one shower; and

    • (b) has a locking device on the inside of every door to that toilet space.

  • (3) Where a bath or shower is screened in compliance with subsection (1),

    • (a) the screening shall be of a durable and opaque material; and

    • (b) if it is reasonable and practicable in the circumstances, the screening shall enclose a space in which a person may conveniently dress and place his clothes.

  • (4) Where a water-closet is screened in compliance with subsection (1), the screening shall

    • (a) be of steel or other rigid and opaque material; and

    • (b) be open at the top and bottom.

  •  (1) For the purposes of this section,

    • (a) a combined bath and shower installation is deemed to be one bath; and

    • (b) when determining the number of baths, showers, wash-basins or water-closets to be provided, no account shall be taken of

      • (i) any bath, shower, wash-basin or water-closet fitted in a private water-closet space,

      • (ii) any wash-basin fitted in a sleeping room, or

      • (iii) the persons for whose use there is provided a bath, shower, wash-basin or water-closet referred to in subparagraph (i) or (ii).

  • (2) There shall be installed on every ship, other than a day ship, at least one bath or shower and, on every ship, at least one water-closet and one wash-basin or sink.

  • (3) Subject to subsection (4), there shall be installed on every ship at least

    • (a) one bath or shower for every eight persons;

    • (b) one wash-basin for every six persons;

    • (c) one water-closet for every eight persons;

    • (d) one mirror for every six persons; and

    • (e) where the number of persons exceeds a multiple of the number of persons referred to in paragraph (a), (b) or (c), one additional bath, shower, wash-basin or water-closet, as the case may be.

  • (4) In the case of a day ship, the requirements of paragraphs (3)(a) and (e) do not apply.

 
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