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Maritime Occupational Health and Safety Regulations

Version of section 136 from 2010-06-03 to 2021-06-03:

  •  (1) Every persons transfer apparatus must be inspected and found to be in serviceable condition before each use and all ropes, wires or other vital parts that show signs of significant wear must be replaced before the apparatus is used.

  • (2) Every persons transfer apparatus and every safety device attached to it must be inspected and tested by a qualified person to ascertain that the requirements referred to in section 131 are met

    • (a) before the persons transfer apparatus and any safety device attached to it are placed in service;

    • (b) after an alteration to the persons transfer apparatus or any safety device attached to it; and

    • (c) once every 12 months.

  • (3) A record of each inspection and test made in accordance with subsection (2) must

    • (a) be made and signed by the qualified person who made the inspection and performed the test;

    • (b) include the date of the inspection and test and the identification and location of the persons transfer apparatus and any safety devices that were inspected and tested;

    • (c) set out the observations of the qualified person on the safety of the apparatus and any safety device;

    • (d) be kept by the employer on the vessel on which the persons transfer apparatus is located for a period of two years after the day on which the inspection is signed; and

    • (e) be made readily available for examination by the operator of the apparatus.

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