Canada Occupational Health and Safety Regulations
5.5 (1) An employer shall ensure that a qualified person, charged with the operation of a boiler, is in attendance and readily available at all times while the boiler is in operation and other employees are normally present in the same building as a boiler.
(2) The attendance referred to in subsection (1) is not required if
(a) the boiler is equipped with a fail-safe device and an automated warning device that will ensure the safe operation of the boiler and its shutdown if required, and that are installed in such a manner that they
(i) cannot be rendered inoperative, and
(ii) can be tested under operating conditions; and
(b) the boiler is rated below 2,000 kW in the case of a high pressure boiler, and below 3,000 kW in the case of a low pressure boiler, which includes a low pressure hot water boiler, a low pressure organic fluid boiler and a low pressure steam boiler.
(3) When a boiler is shut down by a device referred to in paragraph (2)(a), the boiler shall not be restarted unless it has been examined by a qualified person and the cause of the shutdown rectified.
- SOR/88-632, s. 10(F)
- SOR/2001-284, s. 1
- SOR/2014-142, s. 3(F)
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