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Small Vessel Regulations

Version of section 8 from 2010-04-29 to 2017-07-12:

  •  (1) A first aid kit required by these Regulations shall be packed in a waterproof case capable of being tightly closed after use and shall be

    • (a) a marine emergency first aid kit that contains the following:

      • (i) an up-to-date first aid manual or up-to-date first aid instructions, in English and French,

      • (ii) 48 doses of analgesic medication of a non-narcotic type,

      • (iii) six safety pins or one roll of adhesive first aid tape,

      • (iv) one pair of bandage scissors or safety scissors,

      • (v) one resuscitation face shield,

      • (vi) two pairs of examination gloves,

      • (vii) 10 applications of antiseptic preparations,

      • (viii) 12 applications of burn preparations,

      • (ix) 20 adhesive plasters in assorted sizes,

      • (x) 10 sterile compression bandages in assorted sizes,

      • (xi) 4 m of elastic bandage,

      • (xii) two sterile gauze compresses,

      • (xiii) two triangular bandages, and

      • (xiv) a waterproof list of the contents, in English and French; or

    • (b) a first aid kit that meets the requirements of the Marine Occupational Safety and Health Regulations or of provincial regulations governing workers’ compensation, with the addition of a resuscitation face shield and two pairs of examination gloves if the kit is not required to contain them.

  • (2) Instead of a first aid kit referred to in subsection (1), a first aid kit that meets the requirements of the Small Vessel Regulations as they read immediately before the day on which these Regulations came into force may be carried on board a vessel for a period of three years after that day unless the kit is replaced before the end of that period.

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