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Explosives Regulations, 2013

Version of section 68 from 2023-06-03 to 2024-04-01:


Marginal note:Maintenance

  •  (1) Every process unit, factory magazine and transport unit and all equipment that is used to manufacture explosives must be maintained in good operating condition.

  • Marginal note:Servicing during use

    (2) Minor servicing of a process unit, factory magazine or transport unit, or of equipment that is used to manufacture explosives, may be done while the unit, magazine or equipment is in use if the following requirements are met:

    • (a) the servicing is routine and is integral to the use of the unit, magazine or equipment; and

    • (b) the servicing is done by a competent person.

  • Marginal note:Work permit

    (3) All other maintenance or repair work that is done at the factory or a satellite site in or to a process unit, factory magazine, transport unit or equipment that is used to manufacture explosives must be done by a competent person who has been issued a work permit by the licence holder.

  • Marginal note:Contents of work permit

    (4) A work permit must set out the procedures to be followed during the maintenance or repair work and the measures that must be taken before, during and after the work to eliminate any possibility of an ignition.

  • Marginal note:Decontamination

    (5) If any transport unit or equipment at the factory or a satellite site is contaminated, it must be decontaminated at the factory before it is taken outside the factory for maintenance, repair or disposal.

  • Marginal note:Work done outside factory or satellite site

    (6) If maintenance or repair work is done outside the factory or a satellite site on manufacturing equipment whose malfunction could increase the likelihood of an ignition (for example, pumps or safety trips), it must be done by a competent person.

  • Marginal note:Logbook and work permits

    (7) A logbook of all maintenance and repair work done in or to every process unit, factory magazine and transport unit, and to any manufacturing equipment whose malfunction could increase the likelihood of an ignition, must be kept for two years after the date on which the last entry is made. The work permits for this maintenance and repair work must also be kept for two years after the date on which the work is completed.

  • Marginal note:Progressive cavity pump logbook

    (8) For each progressive cavity pump, a separate logbook that sets out the operating history of the pump and the maintenance and repair work done to it must be kept at the factory for the life of the pump.

  • SOR/2022-121, s. 4

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