Maritime Occupational Health and Safety Regulations
160 (1) Accommodation and recreational and catering facilities must be located as far as practicable from the engines, steering gear rooms, deck winches, ventilation, heating and air conditioning equipment and other noisy machinery and apparatus.
(2) Acoustic insulation or other appropriate sound-absorbing materials and self-closing noise-isolating doors for machinery spaces must be used in the construction and finishing of bulkheads, deckheads and decks within the sound-producing spaces.
(3) Engine rooms and other machinery spaces must be provided, wherever practicable, with soundproof centralized control rooms for engine-room personnel.
(4) Working spaces, such as the machine shop, must be insulated, as far as practicable, from the general engine-room noise and measures must be taken to reduce noise in the operation of machinery.
(5) Accommodation or recreational or catering facilities must not be exposed to excessive vibration.
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