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Maritime Occupational Health and Safety Regulations

Version of section 35 from 2010-06-03 to 2023-12-19:

  •  (1) No more than one berth is to be placed over another.

  • (2) A berth must not be placed over another if a sidelight is located above a berth that is placed along the ship’s side.

  • (3) If one berth is placed over another,

    • (a) the lower berth must be at least 30 cm above the floor;

    • (b) the upper berth must be placed approximately midway between the bottom of the lower berth and the lower side of the deckhead beams; and

    • (c) a dust-proof bottom must be fitted beneath the bottom mattress or spring bottom of the upper berth.

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