Canada Oil and Gas Installations Regulations
36 (1) No person shall operate a manned installation unless the installation is equipped with
(a) a radio or telephone communication system; and
(b) an emergency communications system.
(2) The communication systems referred to in subsection (1) shall be operational at all times.
(3) No person shall operate a manned offshore installation unless the offshore installation is equipped with a two-way radio communication system that
(a) enables effective communication by radio to be maintained between the installation and helicopters, the shore base, support vessels, standby vessels, search and rescue aircraft, and other nearby offshore installations; and
(b) enables effective communication with marine traffic in the vicinity.
(4) The operator of a manned offshore installation shall ensure that the radio communication systems comply with the Ship Station Radio Regulations and the Ship Station Technical Regulations, as if the installation were a ship to which those Regulations apply.
(5) Each offshore installation shall comply with the VHF Radiotelephone Practices and Procedures Regulations, as if the installation were a ship to which those Regulations apply.
(6) No person shall operate a manned installation unless the installation is equipped with
(a) an internal telephone system;
(b) a public address system with loudspeakers located so that a voice transmission can be heard throughout the installation; and
(c) a means of transmitting written data to the shore base of the installation.
(7) No person shall operate an installation that is usually unmanned unless the installation is equipped with
(a) an operational two-way radio communication system during any period when the installation is manned; and
(b) a system capable of detecting under ambient conditions any hazardous conditions that could endanger the safety of the installation or damage the environment and of alerting the control station about the hazardous conditions.
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