S-2.1, r. 4 - Safety Code for the construction industry

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2.10.13. Personal floatation device and life jacket:
(1)  Any worker working above or near water must wear an individual floatation device or a life jacket during water transportation aboard an open boat or on the deck of a boat or in the case of a measure provided for in the rescue plan referred to in subparagraph 4 of the first paragraph of section 11.1. The foregoing also applies to a rescue attendant performing a rescue operation on water;
(2)  a personal floatation device or a life jacket must
(a)  be of the right size;
(b)  be designed so as to keep head and face above water;
(c)  enable to float without limb effort;
(d)  be bright in colour and equipped with reflecting strips visible when in water;
(e)  have a minimum floatability of 150 N (33 lbs) that is assured by buoyant materials or by an automatic inflation system activated by immersion;
(f)  be approved by Transport Canada or by a body recognized by Transport Canada, as evidenced by the tag or approval stamp affixed to it.
R.R.Q., 1981, c. S-2.1, r. 6, s. 2.10.13; O.C. 329-94, s. 15; O.C. 513-2015, s. 3.
2.10.13. Life jacket and rescue equipment:
(1)  Any worker working near or over water shall wear a life jacket if:
(a)  no other safety measure can provide adequate protection;
(b)  the water is sufficiently deep to ensure the effectiveness of the life jacket.
(2)  The life jacket shall:
(a)  be capable of maintaining the head of the user above water; and
(b)  possess buoyancy which is not dependent upon any manual manipulation.
(3)  In addition to the life jacket, the following rescue equipment shall be provided on the site:
(a)  a boat in good operating condition in water near the work site, to be fitted with a motor if there is a current, and equipped with:
i.  a ring buoy attached to a manila hemp cable 10 mm in diameter and at least 15 m in length;
ii.  a boat hook;
iii.  life jackets for everyone involved in rescue operations;
iv.  oars;
(b)  where there is a current, a line stretched across the water to which floating objects are attached capable of providing support for a person in water; and
(c)  a warning to announce that rescue operations shall begin.
(4)  A person to direct rescue operations shall be appointed.
R.R.Q., 1981, c. S-2.1, r. 6, s. 2.10.13; O.C. 329-94, s. 15.