Canada Occupational Health and Safety Regulations
18.9 (1) Every employer shall ensure that, for each dive, the dive team develops a dive plan that identifies the surface and underwater conditions and hazards likely to be encountered, including those arising from contaminated environments and underwater pressure differentials, and that specifies
(a) the duties of each dive team member;
(b) the diving equipment to be used;
(c) the breathing supply requirements, including the reserve supply;
(d) the thermal protection to be used;
(e) the repetitive dive factor;
(f) the no-decompression limit;
(g) the emergency procedures to be followed;
(h) the communication methods to be used;
(i) for a type 1 dive that is a scuba dive, whether there is a need for a diver’s tender;
(j) the circumstances in which the dive must be terminated;
(k) the procedures to be followed to ensure that machinery, equipment or devices that could create a hazard have been locked out; and
(l) whether lifelines must be used.
(2) In the case of a type 1 dive, the dive plan referred to in subsection (1) shall also specify whether there is a need for a standby diver.
(3) In the case of a type 2 dive that requires decompression, the dive plan referred to in subsection (1) shall also specify the decompression schedule to be used.
- SOR/98-456, s. 1
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