Cargo, Fumigation and Tackle Regulations (SOR/2007-128)

Regulations are current to 2019-06-20 and last amended on 2018-11-02. Previous Versions

PART 3Tackle (continued)

DIVISION 1Cargo Gear (continued)

Structural and Control Safety Measures (continued)

Control of Steam

 If workers are present, exhaust steam and, so far as is feasible, live steam from a crane or winch shall not obscure any part of the decks, gangways, stages or wharves.

Report of Accident or Incident
  •  (1) If a serious accident or incident occurs involving a lifting appliance that is part of a vessel’s equipment, the vessel’s master shall immediately report the accident or incident to the Department of Transport Marine Safety Office nearest to the accident or incident by the quickest means available.

  • (2) If a serious accident or incident occurs involving a lifting appliance that is not part of a vessel’s equipment, the appliance’s owner shall immediately report the accident or incident to the Department of Transport Marine Safety Office nearest to the accident or incident by the quickest means available.

Unitized Cargo

  •  (1) Unitized cargo shall not be lifted by using the material that unitizes the cargo unless the material is wire banding or flat steel strapping.

  • (2) The mass of unitized cargo lifted by using wire banding or flat steel strapping that unitizes the cargo shall not exceed the mass determined by the formula A/B

    where

    A
    is the breaking strength of the banding or strapping; and
    B
    is the minimum safety factor required by subsection (3) or paragraph (4)(b).
  • (3) Subject to paragraph (4)(b),

    • (a) if the banding or strapping is for a single lift, the minimum safety factor shall be 3.5; and

    • (b) if the banding or strapping is for multiple lifts, the minimum safety factor shall be 4.

  • (4) If the banding or strapping is not designed to be vertical during lifting,

    • (a) the banding or strapping shall provide for a bridle angle of at least 40°; and

    • (b) the minimum safety factor shall be obtained by the formula A × 1/2B

      where

      A
      is the minimum safety factor required under subsection (3); and
      B
      is the secant of the maximum bridle angle during lifting.
  • (5) In subsection (4), bridle angle means the maximum angle between the vertical at one of the top corners of the unitized cargo and the banding or strapping during lifting.

  •  (1) This section applies in respect of wire banding or flat steel strapping that unitizes cargo when the unitized cargo is lifted using the banding or strapping.

  • (2) If the banding or strapping is for a single lift, it shall not be used to lift the unitized cargo more than once.

  • (3) If the banding or strapping is for multiple lifts, it shall not be used

    • (a) to lift the unitized cargo more than four times; or

    • (b) more than four months after the first time it is used.

  • (4) The banding or strapping shall not be used to lift the unitized cargo for more than four minutes at a time or any longer period that is necessary to complete the lift.

  • (5) The banding or strapping shall be used to lift the unitized cargo only in accordance with the lifting method indicated on the certificate under paragraph (8)(i).

  • (6) The knot strength of wire banding shall be at least 90% of the breaking strength of the wires.

  • (7) The banding or strapping shall be accompanied by a certificate that is signed by the person responsible for unitizing the cargo, that certifies the breaking strength and the safety factor of the banding or strapping and that

    • (a) in the case of banding, the strength of joints was tested at least once for every 1 000 tonnes of cargo unitized and at least three times for every consignment;

    • (b) in the case of strapping, the strength of joints was tested at least once for every 300 units; and

    • (c) in the case of multiple-use banding or strapping, the banding or strapping meets the requirements of section 30 of Unitized Cargo Standard, TP 11232, published by the Department of Transport, or equivalent requirements.

  • (8) The certificate shall also set out

    • (a) whether the material used to unitize the cargo is wire banding or flat steel strapping;

    • (b) whether the banding or strapping is single-lift or multiple-lift;

    • (c) the plant, warehouse or other location at which the banding or strapping was fitted on the cargo;

    • (d) any identifying marks on the banding or strapping;

    • (e) a description of the cargo;

    • (f) the number of units of cargo that the certificate covers;

    • (g) the approximate mass of the units;

    • (h) the unitizing system used;

    • (i) the lifting method that should be used, including the number and type of hooks or other lifting devices and the bridle angle, if any;

    • (j) in the case of banding,

      • (i) the number of bands fitted on each unit and how many times each band is wrapped around a unit,

      • (ii) the diameter and breaking strength of the wires in the banding, and

      • (iii) the type of knot used to tie the banding and the breaking strength of the knot;

    • (k) in the case of strapping,

      • (i) the number of straps fitted on each unit,

      • (ii) the width, thickness and breaking strength of the straps, and

      • (iii) the type and number of seals and their location and breaking strength; and

    • (l) if the banding or strapping has been used to lift unitized cargo, the date of the lift and the name of the vessel and of the port, if any, involved.

DIVISION 2Access Equipment

Shore-based Power-operated Ramps

  •  (1) The owner of a shore-based power-operated ramp that is constructed one year or more after the coming into force of this section shall ensure that the requirements of CAN/CSA Standard S826.1-01, Ferry Boarding Facilities, other than Appendices A to D, that apply in respect of the ramp are met.

  • (2) The owner, as defined in CAN/CSA Standards S826.3-01 and S826.4-01, Ferry Boarding Facilities, of a shore-based power-operated ramp shall ensure that it is maintained and inspected in accordance with the requirements of those Standards.

Accommodation Ladders

  •  (1) The authorized representative of a vessel shall ensure that every accommodation ladder fitted on the vessel and the vessel’s support and suspension points for the ladder meet

    • (a) the requirements of ISO Standard 5488, Shipbuilding — Accommodation Ladders or of a classification society; or

    • (b) if the ladder is part of pilot transfer equipment referred to in regulation 23 of Chapter V of SOLAS, the requirements of the annex to IMO Resolution A.889(21), Pilot Transfer Arrangements.

  • (2) Every accommodation ladder fitted on the vessel and the vessel’s support and suspension points for the ladder shall be thoroughly examined by a competent person at least once every year.

  • (3) An accommodation ladder passes the examination if

    • (a) certificates have been issued under section 312 for the loose gear used with the ladder;

    • (b) the parts that align and swivel under load are free;

    • (c) the mechanical, electrical. gearing, hydraulic and pneumatic systems are in good working order;

    • (d) parts are not affected by corrosion to the extent that they cannot be opened; and

    • (e) no defects or signs of permanent deformation are detected.

  • (4) The vessel’s support and suspension points for the ladder pass the examination if no defects or signs of permanent deformation are detected.

  • (5) The ladder shall not be used if it and the vessel’s support and suspension points for it did not pass the most recent examination.

  • (6) The competent person shall provide the authorized representative with a record of the examination, including measurements taken at intervals not exceeding five years of any corrosion, deformation or significant wear in structural or moving parts.

  • (7) The record shall be kept on board the vessel.

 
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