Maritime Occupational Health and Safety Regulations
133 (1) A persons transfer apparatus must not be used to transfer freight unless the apparatus is specifically designed for freight and people or if there is an emergency.
(2) Every transfer of a person by means of a persons transfer apparatus 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 means of a persons transfer apparatus from one place to another on the vessel or from the vessel to another place off a vessel or vice versa,
(a) the person in charge of the transfer operation must be in direct radio contact with the operator of the apparatus; and
(b) the person to be transferred must
(i) be instructed in the safety procedures to be followed by them,
(ii) wear a flotation suit if the conditions warrant, and
(iii) must use a life jacket or a personal flotation device unless, if for medical or emergency reasons, it is not feasible to wear one.
(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.
- SOR/2019-246, s. 282
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