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PART 17Safe Occupancy of the Workplace (continued)

Emergency Drills

  •  (1) A fire drill must be conducted at least once

    • (a) every two weeks at each drilling rig, drilling unit and production facility; and

    • (b) every 12 months at every workplace other than a workplace referred to in paragraph (a).

  • (2) An evacuation drill must be conducted at least once

    • (a) every week at a drilling unit and an offshore production facility; and

    • (b) every 12 months at a workplace other than a workplace referred to in paragraph (a).

  • (3) In addition to the drills referred to in subsections (1) and (2), a fire drill and an evacuation drill must be conducted

    • (a) before workover, completion, recompletion or stimulation of a well; and

    • (b) after any significant change is made in the emergency procedures or emergency evacuation plan.

  • (4) A blowout prevention drill must be conducted at least once each week that the blowout preventer is in use.

Standby Craft

 For every drilling operation and production operation, the employer must provide a standby craft capable of safely evacuating all employees from the workplace.

Condition of Employees

 An employee must not work when that employee’s ability to function is impaired as a result of fatigue, illness, alcohol, drugs or any other condition that may be hazardous to the health or safety of any employee at the workplace.

 Section 300 does not apply in the event of an emergency at the workplace that may be hazardous to the health or safety of employees.

Notices and Records

  •  (1) Notices must be posted at appropriate locations at a workplace setting out the emergency procedures to be followed and the escape routes to be used in the event of an emergency.

  • (2) Every employer must keep a record of all emergency drills and evacuation drills carried out by the employer’s employees for one year after the drill.

  • (3) The record referred to in subsection (2) must contain

    • (a) the date and time at which the drill was conducted; and

    • (b) the length of time taken by the employees to complete the drill.

  • (4) A copy of the emergency procedures and emergency evacuation plan prepared for the workplace must be kept readily available for examination by employees.

  • (5) The employer must keep a daily record of each employee present at the workplace and of each person granted access to the workplace.

  • (6) The record referred to in subsection (5) must contain

    • (a) the date;

    • (b) the name of the employee present at the workplace or the person granted access to the workplace; and

    • (c) the name of the employer.

  • (7) The record referred to in subsection (5) must be kept by the employer for two months after the date of the last daily entry made in it.

 
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