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Maritime Occupational Health and Safety Regulations

Version of section 239 from 2010-06-03 to 2019-06-24:

  •  (1) If materials handling equipment is fuelled on a vessel, the fuelling is to be done in accordance with the instructions given by the employer under paragraph 228(1)(c) in a place where the vapours from the fuel are readily dissipated.

  • (2) Subject to subsection (3), an employee must not fuel materials handling equipment

    • (a) in the hold of a vessel;

    • (b) if the engine of the equipment is running; or

    • (c) if there is any source of ignition in the vicinity of the equipment.

  • (3) Materials handling equipment may be fuelled in the hold or an enclosed space of a vessel if

    • (a) one employee is in the hold or space with a suitable fire extinguisher ready for use;

    • (b) only those employees engaged in the fuelling and the employee referred to in paragraph (a) are in the hold or space;

    • (c) only the minimum quantity of fuel needed to fill the fuel tank of the materials handling equipment is taken into the hold or space at one time;

    • (d) if the fuel is liquified gas, the materials handling equipment is fuelled only by the replacement of spent cylinders; and

    • (e) fuel is not transferred into containers other than the fuel tank of the materials handling equipment.

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