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Maritime Occupational Health and Safety Regulations

Version of section 133 from 2019-06-25 to 2021-06-03:

  •  (1) A persons transfer apparatus must not be used to transfer freight unless the apparatus is specifically designed for freight and people or if there is an emergency.

  • (2) Every transfer of a person by means of a persons transfer apparatus must be made only when visibility and environmental conditions are such that the transfer can be made safely.

  • (3) If a person is transferred by means of a persons transfer apparatus from one place to another on the vessel or from the vessel to another place off a vessel or vice versa,

    • (a) the person in charge of the transfer operation must be in direct radio contact with the operator of the apparatus; and

    • (b) the person to be transferred must

      • (i) be instructed in the safety procedures to be followed by them,

      • (ii) wear a flotation suit if the conditions warrant, and

      • (iii) must use a life jacket or a personal flotation device unless, if for medical or emergency reasons, it is not feasible to wear one.

  • (4) If a person is transferred by a basket to or from a drilling unit or an offshore production facility, the drilling unit or production facility must be equipped with at least two buoyant baskets.

  • SOR/2019-246, s. 282

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