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Canada Occupational Health and Safety Regulations (SOR/86-304)

Regulations are current to 2021-10-07 and last amended on 2021-10-01. Previous Versions

PART XVIIIDiving Operations (continued)

DIVISION IIType 2 Dives (continued)

Surface Supply Type 2 Dives (continued)

 Every employer shall ensure that every life support umbilical incorporates a lifeline rigged to prevent stress on the air line.

  • SOR/98-456, s. 1

 Every employer shall ensure that, in a liveboating operation,

  • (a) a method that will prevent the lifeline or life support umbilical from becoming entangled in the propellers is used;

  • (b) the diver’s tender is a qualified person for the type of tending used; and

  • (c) the vessel operator is a qualified person.

  • SOR/98-456, s. 1

Type 2 Scuba Diving

 Sections 18.64 to 18.67 apply to type 2 dives in the course of which divers use scuba.

  • SOR/98-456, s. 1

 In a diving operation where the diver is tethered to the surface by a lifeline or float, there shall be at least three persons present at the dive site, of whom

  • (a) one is a standby diver; and

  • (b) one is a diver’s tender.

  • SOR/98-456, s. 1

 In a diving operation where the diver is not tethered to the surface by a lifeline or float, there shall be a through-water, two-way voice communication system between the divers and between the divers and the surface, and at least four persons present at the dive site, of whom

  • (a) three are divers, one of whom is a standby diver; and

  • (b) one is a diver’s tender.

  • SOR/98-456, s. 1

 One of the employees on the surface shall be designated as the dive supervisor of the scuba diving operation.

  • SOR/98-456, s. 1
  •  (1) Subject to subsection (2), dives shall be limited to a depth not exceeding 40 m.

  • (2) A diver may dive to a depth greater than 40 m for the purpose of saving a life provided that, where conditions permit, the diver is

    • (a) secured by a lifeline; and

    • (b) tended by a diver’s tender.

  • SOR/98-456, s. 1
 
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