53. Where a hatch leading to a hold more than 1.52 m in depth is not fitted with a permanent hatch coaming of a height sufficient for the protection of a hatch tender or signaller, a temporary structure sufficient to give the protection required shall be erected.
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54. Where workers are transported to or from a ship by water for the purposes of the processes, the vessel used for such transport shall be manned, operated and equipped in accordance with the regulations pertaining to such vessel.
55. (1) Internal combustion engines shall not be used in bunkers or cargo spaces unless
(a) adequate ventilation is provided;
(b) suitable fire extinguishing equipment is readily available;
(c) exhaust pipes, connections and mufflers are tight;
(d) the exhaust is so directed as not to inconvenience the operator; and
(e) no explosives, flammable liquids or gases, or similar dangerous material is present.
(2) Operators of internal combustion engines in bunkers or cargo spaces shall not work alone.
(3) Carbon monoxide gas concentration in bunkers or cargo spaces shall not exceed 100 parts per million.
(4) Where internal combustion engines for use in the processes are to be brought on board, the officer in charge shall first be notified.
56. (1) Forklift trucks shall be fitted with overhead guards to protect the operator from a falling load, unless the nature of the processes is such as to render such guards impracticable.
(2) The brakes and steering mechanism of forklift trucks shall be maintained in good order.
57. (1) Except in an emergency, no unauthorized person shall remove or interfere with any fencing, gangway, ladder, hatch coverings, life saving boat or appliance, lights, first-aid equipment, or other things required by these Regulations to be provided.
(2) Where anything referred to in subsection (1) is removed, such thing shall be restored at the end of the period during which its removal was necessary.
58. (1) Except in an emergency, no worker shall be required to
(a) go to or from a ship other than by the safe means referred to in sections 8, 9 and 10;
(b) enter or leave a cargo space other than by the safe means of access referred to in section 11;
(c) go upon the hatch beams to adjust the gear for lifting them on or off;
(d) go on board a ship that has been fumigated until the fumigating officer has certified that it is safe to do so;
(e) carry on the processes in uncovered holds while other work is proceeding above, unless conditions are such that they are not exposed to injury from falling objects due to such other work; and
(f) operate cargo gear that does not comply with Part IV.
(2) Except in an emergency, no worker shall be required to work with or in proximity to goods that are dangerous to life or health by reason of their nature or condition unless all precautions have been taken to safeguard the workers, and to advise them of the conditions existing.
(3) Subsection (2) also applies to places where the dangerous goods referred to therein have been stowed, if the fact of such stowage constitutes a risk to workers.
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