Instruction and Training
6.15 (1) Every person who uses protection equipment shall be instructed in the use of the equipment.
(2) Every employee who uses protection equipment shall be instructed and trained in the use, operation and maintenance of the equipment.
(3) The training referred to in subsection (2) shall be set out in writing and kept readily available by the employer for examination by the employee.
Defective Protection Equipment
6.16 If an employee identifies a defect in protection equipment that may render the protection equipment unsafe for use, the employee shall, as soon as possible, mark or tag the equipment as unsafe for use and report the defect to the person in charge of the aircraft.
TEMPERATURE AND LIGHTING
7.1 If reasonably practicable, the air temperature on board an aircraft shall be maintained at a level of not less than 18°C and not more than 29°C.
7.2 Every aircraft shall be provided with sufficient lighting to enable an employee to carry out their duties safely.
8.1 The following definitions apply in this Part.
- “materials handling equipment”
“materials handling equipment” means equipment used to transport, lift, move or position persons, materials, goods or things including auxiliary equipment and rigging devices and includes mobile equipment used to lift, hoist or position persons, but does not include equipment that is affixed to the exterior of an aircraft. (appareil de manutention des matériaux)
“operator” means an employee who controls the operation of materials handling equipment and who has received training in the procedures referred to in subsection 8.5(1). (opérateur)
- “safe working load”
“safe working load” means the maximum load that materials handling equipment is designed and constructed to handle or support safely under particular operating conditions. (charge de travail admissible)
8.2 (1) Materials handling equipment used on board an aircraft shall, if reasonably practicable, be designed and constructed so that failure of any of its parts will not result in loss of control of the equipment or create a hazardous condition.
(2) All glass and other transparent materials used in doors, windows and other parts of materials handling equipment used on board an aircraft shall be of a type that does not shatter into sharp or dangerous pieces on impact.
Inspection, Testing and Maintenance
8.3 (1) Before materials handling equipment is used for the first time on board an aircraft, the employer shall set out, in writing, instructions on the inspection, testing and maintenance of that equipment.
(2) The instructions shall specify the nature and frequency of inspections, testing and maintenance.
(3) The inspection, testing and maintenance shall be performed by a qualified person who
(a) complies with the instructions referred to in subsection (1); and
(b) makes and signs a report regarding each inspection, test or maintenance work performed by them.
(4) A report shall
(a) include the date of inspection, testing or maintenance performed by the qualified person;
(b) identify the materials handling equipment that was inspected, tested or maintained; and
(c) set out the safety observations of the qualified person.
(5) The employer shall keep a copy of
(a) the instructions referred to in subsection (1) for as long as the materials handling equipment is in use; and
(b) the report for a period of one year after the day on which the report is signed.
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