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Maritime Occupational Health and Safety Regulations

Version of section 48 from 2010-06-03 to 2019-06-24:


 Sanitary facilities for vessels engaged in voyages of more than four hours must be equipped with

  • (a) a minimum of one toilet, one wash basin and one tub or shower, provided at a convenient location for every group of not more than six persons who do not have a personal toilet, wash basin and tub or shower;

  • (b) fresh water running from taps that are clearly marked to indicate whether the water supply is hot or cold;

  • (c) wash basins made of vitreous china, vitreous enamelled iron or other material having a smooth and impervious surface that is not likely to crack, flake or corrode; and

  • (d) toilets that have

    • (i) a bowl of vitreous china or other suitable material,

    • (ii) a hinged seat,

    • (iii) a trap constructed in a manner that facilitates cleaning,

    • (iv) an adequate flush of water, and

    • (v) a soil pipe of adequate size that is constructed in a manner that facilitates cleaning and minimizes the risk of obstruction.

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