17.8 (1) Every emergency warden, deputy emergency warden and monitor appointed under section 17.7 shall be instructed and trained in
(a) his responsibilities under the emergency evacuation plan and the emergency procedures referred to in paragraph 17.5(1)(c); and
(b) the use of fire protection equipment.
(2) A record of all instruction and training provided in accordance with subsection (1) shall be kept by the employer in the work place to which it applies for a period of two years from the date on which the instruction or training is provided.
- SOR/88-632, s. 76(E);
- SOR/96-525, s. 21.
17.9 (1) In addition to the inspections carried out under section 17.3, a visual inspection of every building to which subsection 17.4(1) applies shall be carried out by a qualified person at least once every six months and shall include an inspection of all fire escapes, exits, stairways and fire protection equipment in the building in order to ensure that they are in serviceable condition and ready for use at all times.
(2) A record of each inspection carried out in accordance with subsection (1) shall be dated and signed by the person who made the inspection and kept by the employer in the building to which it applies for a period of two years from the date on which it is signed.
Meetings of Emergency Wardens and Drills
17.10 (1) At least once every year and after any change is made in the emergency evacuation plan or the emergency procedures referred to in paragraph 17.5(1)(c) for a building,
(a) emergency wardens, deputy emergency wardens and monitors appointed under section 17.7 and employees requiring special assistance shall meet for the purpose of ensuring that they are familiar with the emergency evacuation plan and the emergency procedures and their responsibilities thereunder; and
(b) an evacuation or emergency drill shall be conducted for the employees in that building.
(2) The employer or employers shall keep a record of each meeting and drill referred to in subsection (1) in the building referred to in that subsection for a period of two years from the date of the meeting or the drill.
(3) The record referred to in subsection (2) shall contain
(a) in respect of each meeting,
(i) the date of the meeting,
(ii) the names and titles of those present, and
(iii) a summary of the matters discussed; and
(b) in respect of each drill,
(i) the date and time of the drill, and
(ii) where applicable, the length of time taken to evacuate the building.
(4) The employer shall notify the local fire department for the building where an evacuation or emergency drill is to take place at least 24 hours in advance of the date and time of the drill.
- SOR/88-632, s. 77(E);
- SOR/96-525, s. 22.
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