PART 3Temporary Structures and Excavations (continued)
31 (1) If there is a hazard that tools, equipment or materials may fall onto or from a temporary structure, the employer must provide a protective structure or a safety net to protect from injury any employee on or below the temporary structure.
(2) The design, construction and installation of a safety net referred to in subsection (1) must meet the standards set out in ANSI Standard ANSI/ASSE A10.11, Safety Requirements for Personnel Nets.
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32 Every platform, hand rail, guardrail and work area on a temporary structure used by an employee must, to the extent reasonably practicable, be kept free of accumulations of ice and snow while the temporary structure is in use.
33 The working surface of a temporary structure used by an employee must, if reasonably practicable, be kept free of grease, oil or other slippery substance and of any material or object that may cause an employee to slip or trip.
PART 4Elevating Devices
(2) For the purposes of subsection (1), the following standards apply:
(a) for elevators, dumbwaiters, escalators and moving walks, ASME Standard ASME A.17.1/CSA B44, Safety Code for Elevators and Escalators (Bi-National standard, with ASME A17.1);
(b) for manlifts, CSA Standard CAN/CSA B311, Safety Code for Manlifts; and
(c) for elevating devices for persons with physical disabilities, CAN/CSA Standard B355, Lifts for Persons with Physical Disabilities.
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Personnel Transfer Baskets
(2) Every transfer of a person by a basket must be made only when visibility and environmental conditions are such that the transfer can be made safely.
(3) If a person is transferred by a basket to or from a place on a ship or to or from a place on a drilling unit or an offshore production facility,
(4) If a person is transferred by a basket to or from a drilling unit or an offshore production facility, the drilling unit or production facility must be equipped with at least two buoyant baskets.
(5) Every basket must be in serviceable condition and all ropes, wires or other vital parts of a basket that show signs of significant wear must be replaced before the basket is used.
(6) The number of persons transferred in a basket must not exceed the number of persons the basket was designed to carry safely.
(7) The raising or lowering of a basket must, to the extent reasonably possible, be carried out over water.
Use and Operation
36 An elevating device must not be used or placed in service
(a) with a load in excess of the load that it was designed and installed to move safely; or
(b) if the elevating device is installed on a floating drilling unit or a floating production facility, when the roll of the drilling unit or the production facility exceeds the maximum roll recommended by the manufacturer for the safe operation of the elevating device.
(2) Subject to subsection (3), a safety device attached to an elevating device must not be altered, interfered with or rendered inoperative.
(3) Subsections (1) and (2) do not apply to an elevating device or a safety device that is being inspected, tested, repaired or maintained by a qualified person.
Inspection and Testing
38 Every elevating device and every safety device attached to it must be inspected and tested by a qualified person to determine that the standards under these Regulations are met
(a) before the elevating device or the safety device attached to it is placed in service;
(b) after an alteration to the elevating device or a safety device attached to it; and
(c) once every 12 months.
(a) be signed by the qualified person who made the inspection and test;
(b) include the date of the inspection and test and the identification and location of the elevating device and safety device that were inspected and tested; and
(c) set out the observations of the qualified person inspecting and testing the elevating device and safety device on the safety of the devices.
(2) Every record referred to in subsection (1) must be kept by the employer for five years after the date on which it is signed.
Repair and Maintenance
40 Repair and maintenance of elevating devices and safety devices attached to them must be performed by a qualified person appointed by the employer.
PART 5Boilers and Pressure Vessels
41 The following definitions apply in this Part.
inspector means a person recognized under the laws of Canada or of a province as qualified to inspect boilers, pressure vessels or piping systems or a representative of one of the organizations referred to in the definition of certifying authority in section 2 of the Nova Scotia Offshore Certificate of Fitness Regulations who is qualified to perform that function. (inspecteur)
- maximum allowable working pressure
maximum allowable working pressure means the maximum allowable working pressure set out in the record referred to in section 51. (pression de fonctionnement maximale autorisée)
- maximum temperature
maximum temperature means the maximum temperature set out in the record referred to in section 51. (température maximale)
- piping system
piping system means an assembly of pipes, pipe fittings, valves, safety devices, pumps, compressors and other fixed equipment that contains a gas, vapour or liquid and is connected to a boiler or pressure vessel. (réseau de canalisation)
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42 This Part does not apply to
(a) a heating boiler that has a heating surface of 3 m2 or less;
(b) a pressure vessel that has a capacity of 40 L or less;
(c) a pressure vessel that is installed for use at a pressure of 100 kPa or less;
(d) a pressure vessel that has an internal diameter of 150 mm or less;
(e) a pressure vessel that has an internal diameter of 600 mm or less and that is used for the storage of hot water;
(f) a pressure vessel that has an internal diameter of 600 mm or less and that is connected to a water-pumping system containing air that is compressed to serve as a cushion; or
(g) a refrigeration plant that has a capacity of 18 kW or less of refrigeration.
Construction, Testing and Installation
43 Every boiler, pressure vessel and piping system used in a workplace must be constructed, tested and installed by a qualified person.
Use, Operation, Repair, Alteration and Maintenance
44 A person must not use a boiler, pressure vessel or piping system unless it has been inspected by an inspector in accordance with sections 47 to 49.
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