Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Marine Installations

Link to law: https://www.novascotia.ca/just/regulations/regs/copristrans.htm

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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

Citation

1     These regulations may be cited as the Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Marine Installationsand Structures Transitional Regulations.

Definition

2     In these regulations, “hazardous area” means an area classified as hazardous in accordancewith American Petroleum Institute Recommended Practice 500, Recommended Practicefor Classification of Locations for Electrical Installations at Petroleum Facilities.

Equipment

Immersion suits

3     The operator must provide

 

                (a)    in the case of a workplace that is a manned installation, immersion suits for200% of the total number of persons on board at any one time that conform tothe National Standard of Canada standard CAN/CGSB-65.16-M89, MarineAbandonment Immersion Suit Systems and that are stowed so that 1 suit isreadily available adjacent to each bed and the remaining suits are equallydistributed among evacuation stations; and

 

                (b)    in the case of a workplace that is an unmanned installation, immersion suits for100% of the total number of persons on board at any one time that conform tothe National Standard of Canada standard CAN/CGSB-65.16-M89, MarineAbandonment Immersion Suit Systems, with any remaining suits equallydistributed among evacuation stations.

Firefighter and firefighting equipment

4     (1)    The operator must ensure that the workplace that is a manned installation beprovided with at least 10 sets of firefighter equipment and must ensure that theworkplace that is an unmanned installation be provided with at least 2 sets offirefighter equipment, each of which must consist of

 

                (a)    protective clothing, including boots and gloves, that

 

                         (i)     meets the National Fire Protection Association 1971, Standard onProtective Clothing for Structural Fire Fighting,
 
                         (ii)    protects the skin from being burned by heat radiating from a fire and bysteam,
 
                         (iii)   has a water-resistant outer surface,

 

                         (iv)   in the case of boots, is made of rubber or other electricallynon-conducting material, and
 
                         (v)    in the case of gloves, meets the National Fire Protection Association1973, Standard on Gloves for Structural Fire Fighting;

 

                (b)    a firefighter’s helmet with visor that meets the Canadian Standards Associationstandard CAN/CSA-Z94.1-05, Industrial Protective Headwear-Performance,Selection, Care and Use.

 

       (2)    In addition to any firefighting equipment required by the Nova Scotia OffshoreMarine Installations and Structures Occupational Health and Safety TransitionalRegulations made under the Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum ResourcesAccord Implementation (Nova Scotia) Act, the workplace that is a mannedinstallation must be provided with at least 4 sets, and the workplace at whichemployees workplace that is an unmanned installation must be provided with at least2 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 standardsCAN/CSA-Z94.4-02, Selection, Use, and Care of Respirators, andCAN3-Z 180.1-00 (R2005), Compressed Breathing Air and Systems, and
 
                         (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 3hours, and
 
                         (iii)   can be easily attached to the clothing of a firefighter, at or above thewaist 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 meetthe National Fire Protection Association 1983, Standard on Fire Service LifeSafety Rope, Harness and Hardware.

 

       (3)    Each set of equipment required by subsections (1) and (2) must be kept ready for useand stored in a place that is easily accessible.

 

       (4)    One of each of the sets of equipment required by subsections (1) and (2) must belocated in a place that is easily accessible from the helicopter deck.