Canada – Nova Scotia Offshore Marine Installations and Structures Transitional Regulations

Version of section 3 from 2015-01-05 to 2017-08-22:

  •  (1) The operator must ensure that the workplace that is a manned installation be provided with at least 10 sets of firefighter equipment and must ensure that the workplace that is an unmanned installation be provided with at least two sets of firefighter equipment, each of which must consist of

    • (a) protective clothing, including boots and gloves, that

      • (i) meets the requirements of National Fire Protection Association 1971, Standard on Protective Clothing for Structural Fire Fighting,

      • (ii) protects the skin from being burned by heat radiating from a fire and by steam,

      • (iii) has a water-resistant outer surface,

      • (iv) in the case of boots, is made of rubber or other electrically non-conducting material, and

      • (v) in the case of gloves, meets the requirements of National Fire Protection Association 1973, Standard on Gloves for Structural Fire Fighting; and

    • (b) a firefighter’s helmet with visor that meets the requirements in the standard set out in Canadian Standards Association CAN/CSA-Z94.1-05, Industrial Protective Headwear — Performance, Selection, Care and Use.

  • (2) In addition to any firefighting equipment required by the Nova Scotia Offshore Marine Installations and Structures Occupational Health and Safety Transitional Regulations, the workplace that is a manned installation must be provided with at least four sets, and the workplace at which employees workplace that is an unmanned installation must be provided with at least two sets, of the following equipment:

    • (a) a self-contained breathing apparatus that

      • (i) is capable of functioning for at least 30 minutes,

      • (ii) meets the requirements of Canadian Standards Association CAN/CSA-Z94.4-02, Selection, Use, and Care of Respirators, and CAN3-Z 180.1-00 (R2005), Compressed Breathing Air and Systems, and

      • (iii) is equipped with two spare bottles;

    • (b) a portable electric safety lamp that

      • (i) will operate in the conditions anticipated for a Class I, Division 1, hazardous area,

      • (ii) is operated from a rechargeable battery capable of operating for at least three hours, and

      • (iii) can be easily attached to the clothing of a firefighter, at or above the waist level;

    • (c) an axe with an insulated handle and a carrying belt; and

    • (d) a fire-resistant life and signalling line and a safety belt and harness that meet the requirements of National Fire Protection Association 1983, Standard on Fire Service Life Safety Rope, Harness and Hardware.

  • (3) Each set of equipment required by subsections (1) and (2) must be kept ready for use and stored in a place that is easily accessible.

  • (4) One of each of the sets of equipment required by subsections (1) and (2) must be located in a place that is easily accessible from the helicopter deck.

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