7. Where a ship is loading or unloading from or to an unfenced open scow or a fenced scow where the fencing does not extend to at least 760 mm above the load, the employer of the workers engaged in such loading or unloading
(a) shall provide on or near the scow, at least one approved lifebuoy having 27 m of line attached thereto; and
(b) where the speed of the current in the water is three knots or more, shall keep in the water, as near as practicable to the working place, a manned life saving boat fitted with a motor and equipped with oars and a boat hook.
- SOR/79-784, s. 3.
SAFE MEANS OF PASSAGE AND ACCESS
Safe Means between Ship and Wharf
8. (1) Safe means shall be provided for the passage of workers to and from a ship and the wharf at which the ship lies, unless conditions are such that the workers would not be exposed to undue risk if no special appliances were provided.
(2) The safe means required by subsection (1) are as follows:
(a) where practicable, a ship’s accommodation ladder, gangway or similar construction, which shall be
(i) not less than 560 mm wide,
(ii) properly secured, and securely fenced throughout to a clear height of not less than 915 mm by means of upper and lower rails, taut ropes or chains, or by other equally safe means, except that in the case of the ship’s accommodation ladder such fencing shall be necessary on one side only, if the other side is protected by the ship’s side,
(iii) constructed of suitable material, in good condition and suitable for the purpose, and
(iv) so treated as to prevent workers slipping thereon; and
(b) in any case other than a case referred to in paragraph (a), a ladder, which shall be of adequate strength and length and properly secured to prevent slipping.
(3) In cases where the gangway or ladder rests on or is secured to the bulwark, steps or other safe means with a suitable handhold shall be provided from bulwark to deck.
(4) A safety net or other satisfactory arrangement shall be provided, if required, so that workers accidentally falling from the safe means referred to in subsection (1) will not fall between the ship and the wharf.
(5) Safety precautions similar to those referred to in subsection (4) shall be taken, where required, alongside hatches where the processes are being carried on, on the side of the ship next to the wharf.
- SOR/79-784, s. 4.
Safe Means between Ships or other Vessels
9. (1) When a ship is loading or unloading from or to a boom, raft, crib or scow, safe means of access shall be provided.
(2) Where the safe means referred to in subsection (1) consists of a rope ladder, the ladder
(a) shall be equipped with flat wooden treads; and
(b) shall be so made as to prevent twisting.
10. (1) When ships or vessels are alongside one another, safe means shall be provided for the passage of workers between the said ships or vessels, unless conditions are such that the workers would not be exposed to undue risk if no special appliances were provided.
(2) The safe means required by subsection (1) shall be provided by the ship or the vessel with the highest freeboard.
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