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Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Marine Installations
and Structures Transitional Regulations
made under Section 202DV of the
Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Resources
Accord Implementation (Nova Scotia) Act
S.N.S. 1987, c. 3
O.I.C. 2014-532 (December 22, 2014, effective December 31, 2014), N.S. Reg. 228/2014
as amended to O.I.C. 2017-202 (August 8, 2017, effective August 23, 2017), N.S. Reg. 119/2017
1 These regulations may be cited as the Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Marine Installations and Structures Transitional Regulations.
2 In these regulations, “hazardous area” means an area classified as hazardous in accordance with American Petroleum Institute Recommended Practice 500, Recommended Practice for Classification of Locations for Electrical Installations at Petroleum Facilities.
References to standards, codes and guidelines
2A In these regulations, any reference to a standard, code or guideline is to be read as a reference to the most recent version of that standard, code or guideline.
Section 2A added: O.I.C. 2017-202, N.S. Reg. 119/2017.
3 (1) The operator must provide immersion suits that conform to the Canadian General Standards Board standard CAN/CGSB-65.16, Immersion Suit Systems, as follows:
(a) in the case of a workplace that is a manned installation, a number of immersion suits equal to twice the total number of persons on board at any one time, stowed so that they are readily available adjacent to each bed, with the remaining suits equally distributed among evacuation stations; and
(b) in the case of a workplace that is an unmanned installation, a number of immersion suits equal to the total number of persons on board at any one time, equally distributed among evacuation stations.
(2) Despite subsection (1), in the case of a workplace that is a ship used for construction, geotechnical or seismic work, the immersion suits that must be provided in the workplace under that subsection may, instead of conforming to the standard required by that subsection, conform to the standards set out in
(a) the International Maritime Organization’s International Life-Saving Appliance (LSA) Code and Resolution MSC.81(70), Revised Recommendation on Testing of Life-Saving Appliances; and
(b) Part I, Chapter I, Section 1.2.1 and Part II, Section 15 of the Canadian Life Saving Appliance Standard - TP 14475, published by Transport Canada.
Section 3 replaced: O.I.C. 2017-202, N.S. Reg. 119/2017.
4 (1) The operator must ensure that the workplace that is a manned installation be provided with at least 10 sets of firefighter equipment and must ensure that the workplace that is an unmanned installation be provided with at least 2 sets of firefighter equipment, each of which must consist of
(a) protective clothing, including boots and gloves, that
(i) meets the National Fire Protection Association 1971, Standard on Protective Clothing for Structural Fire Fighting,
(ii) protects the skin from being burned by heat radiating from a fire and by steam,
(iii) has a water-resistant outer surface,
(iv) in the case of boots, is made of rubber or other electrically non-conducting material, and
(v) in the case of gloves, meets the National Fire Protection Association 1973, Standard on Gloves for Structural Fire Fighting;
(b) a firefighter’s helmet with visor that meets the National Fire Protection Association standard NFPA 1971, Standard on Protective Ensembles for Structural Fire Fighting and Proximity Fire Fighting.
Clause 4(1)(b) replaced: O.I.C. 2017-202, N.S. Reg. 119/2017.
(2) In addition to any firefighting equipment required by the Nova Scotia Offshore Marine Installations and Structures Occupational Health and Safety Transitional Regulations made under the Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Resources Accord Implementation (Nova Scotia) Act, the workplace that is a manned installation must be provided with at least 4 sets, and the workplace that is an unmanned installation must be provided with at least 2 sets, of the following equipment:
(a) a self-contained breathing apparatus that
(i) is capable of functioning for at least 30 minutes,
(ii) meets the Canadian Standards Association standards CAN/CSA Z94.4, Selection, Use, and Care of Respirators, and Z180.1, Compressed Breathing Air and Systems, and
Subclause 4(2)(a)(ii) replaced: O.I.C. 2017-202, N.S. Reg. 119/2017.
(iii) is equipped with 2 spare bottles;
(b) a portable electric safety lamp that
(i) will operate in the conditions anticipated for a Class I, Division 1, hazardous area,
(ii) is operated from a rechargeable battery capable of operating for at least 3 hours, and
(iii) can be easily attached to the clothing of a firefighter, at or above the waist level;
(c) an axe with an insulated handle and a carrying belt;
(d) a fire-resistant life and signalling line and a safety belt and harness that meet the National Fire Protection Association 1983, Standard on Fire Service Life Safety Rope, Harness and Hardware.
Subsection 4(2) amended: O.I.C. 2017-202, N.S. Reg. 119/2017.
(3) Despite subsection (2), in the case of a workplace that is a ship used for construction, geotechnical or seismic work, at least 4 sets of the required firefighting equipment must be provided, and this equipment must conform to the standards set out in
(a) regulation 10, Fire fighting, of Chapter II-2 of the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS), 1974;
(b) the International Maritime Organization’s International Code for Fire Safety Systems; and
(c) the Council of the European Union’s Directive 96/98/EC - Marine equipment, as adopted by domestic law of member states.
Subsection 4(3) replaced: O.I.C. 2017-202, N.S. Reg. 119/2017.
(4) Each set of equipment required by subsections (1) to (3) must be kept ready for use and stored in a place that is easily accessible, and at least 1 set must be easily accessible from the helicopter deck.
Subsection 4(4) replaced: O.I.C. 2017-202, N.S. Reg. 119/2017.