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Canada Occupational Health and Safety Regulations

Version of section 18.9 from 2019-06-25 to 2022-06-01:

  •  (1) Every employer shall ensure that, for each dive, the dive team develops a dive plan that identifies the surface and underwater conditions and hazards likely to be encountered, including those arising from contaminated environments and underwater pressure differentials, and that specifies

    • (a) the duties of each dive team member;

    • (b) the diving equipment to be used;

    • (c) the breathing supply requirements, including the reserve supply;

    • (d) the thermal protection to be used;

    • (e) the repetitive dive factor;

    • (f) the no-decompression limit;

    • (g) the emergency procedures to be followed;

    • (h) the communication methods to be used;

    • (i) for a type 1 dive that is a scuba dive, whether there is a need for a diver’s tender;

    • (j) the circumstances in which the dive must be terminated;

    • (k) the procedures to be followed to ensure that machinery, equipment or devices that could create a hazard have been locked out; and

    • (l) whether lifelines must be used.

  • (2) In the case of a type 1 dive, the dive plan referred to in subsection (1) shall also specify whether there is a need for a standby diver.

  • (3) In the case of a type 2 dive that requires decompression, the dive plan referred to in subsection (1) shall also specify the decompression schedule to be used.

  • SOR/98-456, s. 1
  • SOR/2019-246, s. 133(F)
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