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Maritime Occupational Health and Safety Regulations

Version of section 133 from 2021-06-04 to 2022-06-01:

  •  (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.

  • (5) For the purposes of subsection (4), basket, drilling unit, offshore and production facility have the same meaning as in section 1.1 of the Oil and Gas Occupational Safety and Health Regulations.

  • SOR/2019-246, s. 282
  • SOR/2021-122, s. 39
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