PART 3Crew Accommodation (continued)
Sleeping Quarters (continued)
33 The minimum inner dimensions of a berth must be 198 cm by 80 cm.
(2) If tubular frames are used for the construction of berths, the tubes must be completely sealed and without perforations.
- SOR/2019-246, s. 234(F)
(2) A berth must not be placed over another if a sidelight is located above a berth that is placed along the ship’s side.
(3) If one berth is placed over another,
(a) the lower berth must be at least 30 cm above the floor;
(b) the upper berth must be placed approximately midway between the bottom of the lower berth and the lower side of the deckhead beams; and
(c) a dust-proof bottom must be fitted beneath the bottom mattress or spring bottom of the upper berth.
(2) The employer must provide a set of clean bedding to be used on board a vessel during the employee’s service.
(3) The bedding set must, at a minimum, consist of the following items of appropriate size for the berth:
(4) The employee must return the bedding set on completion of service on board a vessel.
37 In sleeping quarters, an electric reading lamp must be installed at the head of each berth.
38 Sleeping quarters must be equipped with
(a) a table or desk, which may be of the fixed, drop-leaf or slide-out type;
(b) comfortable seating accommodation;
(c) a mirror, small cabinets for toiletries, a book rack and one coat hook per occupant; and
(d) curtains or an equivalent covering for the portholes.
- SOR/2019-246, s. 235(F)
39 (1) Each occupant must be provided with a clothes locker with a capacity of at least 475 l and a drawer or equivalent space with a capacity of at least 56 l, unless the drawer is incorporated into the clothes locker, in which case the combined minimum volume must be 500 l.
(2) The clothes locker must be fitted with a shelf and be capable of being locked.
40 The furniture must be constructed of a smooth, hard material that is not likely to warp or corrode.
- SOR/2019-246, s. 236(E)
Galleys and Dining Areas
(2) Every dining area provided by the employer must be
- SOR/2019-246, s. 237
42 Mess rooms must be located as close as possible to the galley and as far as possible from the sleeping quarters and any place if a hazardous substance may contaminate food, dishes or utensils.
- SOR/2019-246, s. 238
43 On vessels, other than passenger vessels, the floor area of mess rooms for employees must not be less than 1.5 m2 per person of the planned seating capacity.
(2) The tops of tables and seats must be made of a moisture-resistant material.
- SOR/2019-246, s. 239
45 The following things must be available at all times in mess rooms when employees are on board a vessel:
(a) a conveniently located refrigerator of a capacity sufficient for the number of employees using the mess room;
(b) facilities for hot beverages and cool water;
(c) non-combustible covered receptacles for the disposal of food waste or garbage; and
(d) adequate lockers for mess utensils and suitable facilities for washing utensils, if pantries are not directly accessible from mess rooms.
- SOR/2019-246, s. 240(E)
46 All employees on vessels normally engaged on voyages of more than four hours’ duration must have access to sanitary facilities.
- SOR/2019-246, s. 241(E)
(2) If separate sanitary facilities are provided, each sanitary facility must be equipped with a door that is self-closing and clearly marked to indicate the sex of the employees for whom the facility is provided.
(3) If male and female employees use the same sanitary facilities, the doors to the facilities must be fitted with an inside locking device.
- SOR/2019-246, s. 242(E)
48 Sanitary facilities for vessels engaged in voyages of more than four hours must be equipped with
(a) a minimum of one toilet, one wash basin and one tub or shower, provided at a convenient location for every group of not more than six persons who do not have a personal toilet, wash basin and tub or shower;
(b) taps that provide fresh water are clearly marked to indicate whether the water supply is hot or cold;
(c) wash basins made of vitreous china, vitreous enamelled iron or other material having a smooth and impervious surface that is not likely to crack, flake or corrode; and
(d) toilets that have
(i) a bowl of vitreous china or other suitable material,
(ii) a hinged seat,
(iii) a trap constructed in a manner that facilitates cleaning,
(iv) an adequate flush of water, and
(v) a soil pipe of adequate size that is constructed in a manner that facilitates cleaning and minimizes the risk of obstruction.
- SOR/2019-246, s. 243
49 Sanitary facilities must be located
(a) not more than one deck above or below each work place;
(b) close to the sleeping quarters of the employee for whom the sanitary facility is provided; and
(c) if feasible, within easy access of the navigating bridge and the machinery space or the engine room control centre.
- SOR/2019-246, s. 244
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