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Canada Oil and Gas Diving Regulations (SOR/88-600)

Regulations are current to 2020-09-09

SCHEDULE II(Paragraph 4(4)(i))Emergency Procedures

    • 1 (1) The contingency plan for a diving program shall contain the emergency procedures to be followed, where circumstances that are likely to endanger a diver or pilot make it impossible and unsafe to follow the procedures contained in the procedures manual for the diving program, such as

      • (a) deteriorating environmental conditions;

      • (b) unexpected weather or sea-state conditions;

      • (c) inability of a craft to maintain itself at the location of a dive site;

      • (d) evacuation of a craft or installation;

      • (e) evacuation of divers under pressures greater than atmospheric pressure;

      • (f) in-water emergency transfers;

      • (g) failure of any major component of diving plant or equipment; and

      • (h) fouling of equipment below the surface that impairs the ability of a diver or pilot to complete a dive.

    • (2) The emergency procedures referred to in subsection (1) shall include procedures for

      • (a) emergency signalling between divers involved in the diving program and between the divers and their attendants using umbilicals or other suitable methods;

      • (b) the provision of stand-by divers;

      • (c) the provision of crafts, stand-by boats and any other devices to be used for rescue;

      • (d) the provision of first-aid treatment and therapeutic decompression;

      • (e) the use of the evacuation, rescue and treatment facilities and devices referred to in section 23 to be used in the diving program;

      • (f) contacting the evacuation, rescue and treatment facilities referred to in section 23 and the medical services referred to in paragraphs 24(b) and (d) that will be used in the diving program;

      • (g) the operation of the emergency power supply;

      • (h) the evacuation of a craft or installation used in the diving program;

      • (i) the evacuation of divers under pressures greater than atmospheric pressure; and

      • (j) in-water emergency transfers.

 
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