Maritime Occupational Health and Safety Regulations
239 (1) If materials handling equipment is fuelled on a vessel, the fuelling is to be done in accordance with the instructions given by the employer under paragraph 228(1)(c) in a place where the vapours from the fuel are readily dissipated.
(2) Subject to subsection (3), an employee must not fuel materials handling equipment
(a) in the hold of a vessel;
(b) if the engine of the equipment is running; or
(c) if there is any source of ignition in the vicinity of the equipment.
(3) Materials handling equipment may be fuelled in the hold or an enclosed space of a vessel if
(a) one employee is in the hold or space with a suitable fire extinguisher ready for use;
(b) only those employees engaged in the fuelling and the employee referred to in paragraph (a) are in the hold or space;
(c) only the minimum quantity of fuel needed to fill the fuel tank of the materials handling equipment is taken into the hold or space at one time;
(d) if the fuel is liquified gas, the materials handling equipment is fuelled only by the replacement of spent cylinders; and
(e) fuel is not transferred into containers other than the fuel tank of the materials handling equipment.
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