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Towboat Crew Accommodation Regulations (C.R.C., c. 1498)

Regulations are current to 2024-02-06 and last amended on 2007-07-01. Previous Versions

Furniture and Fittings in Sleeping Rooms (continued)

  •  (1) Where practicable, every bed on a new ship shall be positioned with its length in a fore and aft direction.

  • (2) Every bed on a new ship shall have a horizontal surface that contains, inside the lee-rails or lee-boards, if any, a rectangular area measuring at least 1 980 mm long and at least 685 mm wide.

  • (3) Every bed on a new ship shall

    • (a) subject to subsection (11), be so positioned that there is unobstructed access, with a mean width of 610 mm, on at least one side of the bed;

    • (b) be so constructed that the bottom of the mattress is not less than 305 mm from the floor of the room; and

    • (c) be fitted with a spring or foam mattress or with a mattress and a spring bottom.

  • (4) Every bed on an existing ship shall be constructed and fitted in accordance with paragraphs (3)(b) and (c).

  • (5) The mattress on every bed shall be made of material that will resist the absorption of moisture and avoid infestation by vermin.

  • (6) The framework of every bed on every ship and the lee-boards or lee-rails, if fitted, shall

    • (a) be made of rustproofed metal or other material that is hard, smooth and unlikely to become corroded;

    • (b) be constructed so as to avoid infestation by vermin; and

    • (c) if the bed is constructed with a tubular frame, have the frame completely sealed and without perforations.

  • (7) Every bed that is above another bed on every ship shall be fitted with a bottom of wood or other dustproof material.

  • (8) Where beds abut upon each other, they shall be separated by screens made of wood or other rigid material.

  • (9) Beds shall not be placed

    • (a) within 100 mm of an uninsulated ventilation trunk that may be used for circulating hot or cold air; or

    • (b) within 50 mm of a bulkhead or the ship’s side, unless the bed is so supported and the room so constructed as to avoid harbouring dirt and vermin in or near the bed and to enable the bedding to be kept dry.

  • (10) Where two-tier beds are fitted on a new ship, the bottom of the mattress of the upper bed shall be at least

    • (a) 760 mm below the lower side of the deck-head beams or any other overhead fittings; and

    • (b) 840 mm above the bottom of the mattress of the lower bed.

  • (11) Where the adjacent sides of two beds in the same room on a new ship are parallel to each other, or when the lines of the sides of those beds are projected and make an angle of less than 90 degrees with each other, the mean distance between the sides of those beds shall not be less than 760 mm.

  • SOR/78-144, s. 9

Dining Areas

  •  (1) Where any member of the crew is required to eat on board a ship, the ship shall be provided with at least one dining area for the crew.

  • (2) The dining areas on every ship shall be furnished with a sufficient number of tables and seats to accommodate at any one time

    • (a) on a ship over 15.2 m in length but under 22.9 m in length, all of the crew; and

    • (b) on a ship 22.9 m in length or over, at least 60 per cent of the crew.

  • (3) A dining area and a galley may be combined in one room where necessary by reason of the size of the ship.

  • SOR/78-144, s. 10

Furniture and Fittings in Dining Areas

  •  (1) Every table in a dining area on a new ship shall

    • (a) be at least

      • (i) 685 mm wide, if seats are provided at both sides of the table, or

      • (ii) 510 mm wide, if seats are provided at only one side of the table;

    • (b) have a distance of 685 mm along the edge of the table for each person the table is designed to accommodate;

    • (c) be fitted with securing devices for attachment to the deck; and

    • (d) be fitted with fiddles.

  • (2) Every table in a dining area on an existing ship shall be fitted in accordance with paragraphs (1)(c) and (d).

  • (3) Every chair in a dining area shall

    • (a) be fitted with securing devices for attachment to the deck;

    • (b) have a seat at least 380 mm deep; and

    • (c) have the seat and back made of a material impervious to moisture and easy to clean.

  • (4) Benches or settees, complying with the requirements of subsection (3), may be substituted for chairs.

  • (5) Subject to subsection (6), every dining area shall be fitted with

    • (a) a storage locker or rack capable of holding sufficient dining utensils for all the persons who use that dining area; or

    • (b) a storage locker measuring at least 380 mm by 380 mm by 305 mm for each person who uses that dining area.

  • (6) The lockers or racks required by subsection (5) may be fitted in a readily accessible space outside the dining area if space in the dining area is not available for that purpose.

  • (7) Storage lockers required by subsection (5) shall

    • (a) be adequately ventilated and so fitted as to clear the floor by at least 305 mm; and

    • (b) where provided for one person only, be fitted with a lock or with a hasp and staple for a padlock.

  • (8) Every table, locker, dresser and the unupholstered parts of every chair, bench and settee in a dining area shall be made of wood, rustproofed metal or other smooth and impervious material that is not likely to crack, warp or become corroded.

  • (9) All furniture provided in a dining area shall be so constructed as to avoid infestation by vermin.

  • (10) Facilities, adequate in size for the number of persons likely to use the area at any one time, shall be provided in the dining area so that hot beverages can be prepared at any time, unless the ship is fitted with such facilities, accessible at any time, in a galley.

  • SOR/78-144, s. 11

Recreation Spaces

  •  (1) Every new ship 22.9 m in length or over, other than a day ship, shall be fitted with a recreation space furnished with seating sufficient to accommodate at least 40 per cent of the crew.

  • (2) A recreation space and a dining area may be combined in one room, in which case the seating in the recreation space shall be in addition to that required by subsection 19(2).

  • SOR/78-144, s. 12

Toilet Spaces

  •  (1) Subject to subsection (2), every ship shall be provided with at least one toilet space.

  • (2) In the case of a day ship, where the provision of a toilet space is impracticable, there shall be provided a wash-basin or sink that is conveniently located for the use of the crew.

  • (3) Every toilet space shall be completely enclosed by bulkheads.

  • (4) Every toilet space shall be so constructed as to facilitate cleaning and avoid harbouring dirt and vermin.

  • (5) On every new ship, other than a day ship, a toilet space shall be conveniently located close to the sleeping rooms of the persons for whose use that toilet space is appropriated.

  •  (1) Subject to subsection (2), on a new ship there shall be no direct access into a toilet space from a sleeping room, dining area or galley and, wherever reasonable and practicable, access into a toilet space shall be directly from a passageway.

  • (2) Access into a private toilet space on a new ship may be directly from the sleeping rooms of the persons for whose use the toilet space is appropriated.

  •  (1) In every toilet space containing a water-closet

    • (a) every door that provides access to the toilet space shall be close fitting and without apertures; and

    • (b) a screen that ensures privacy shall, where practicable, be fitted by every door that provides access to the toilet space, other than a door that provides access to a sleeping room.

  • (2) Where it is impracticable to fit a screen by a door as required by subsection (1), that door shall be self-closing.

  •  (1) No water-closet shall be fitted in a room containing more than one bath or one shower.

  • (2) No more than one water-closet shall be fitted in a room containing a bath or a shower.

  •  (1) Subject to subsection (2), where a toilet space may be used by two or more persons simultaneously, every bath, shower and water-closet in that room shall be provided with screening so that the person using that bath, shower or water-closet can do so in privacy.

  • (2) Screening need not be provided in a water-closet space that

    • (a) contains not more than one water-closet, one wash-basin, one bath and one shower; and

    • (b) has a locking device on the inside of every door to that toilet space.

  • (3) Where a bath or shower is screened in compliance with subsection (1),

    • (a) the screening shall be of a durable and opaque material; and

    • (b) if it is reasonable and practicable in the circumstances, the screening shall enclose a space in which a person may conveniently dress and place his clothes.

  • (4) Where a water-closet is screened in compliance with subsection (1), the screening shall

    • (a) be of steel or other rigid and opaque material; and

    • (b) be open at the top and bottom.

  •  (1) For the purposes of this section,

    • (a) a combined bath and shower installation is deemed to be one bath; and

    • (b) when determining the number of baths, showers, wash-basins or water-closets to be provided, no account shall be taken of

      • (i) any bath, shower, wash-basin or water-closet fitted in a private water-closet space,

      • (ii) any wash-basin fitted in a sleeping room, or

      • (iii) the persons for whose use there is provided a bath, shower, wash-basin or water-closet referred to in subparagraph (i) or (ii).

  • (2) There shall be installed on every ship, other than a day ship, at least one bath or shower and, on every ship, at least one water-closet and one wash-basin or sink.

  • (3) Subject to subsection (4), there shall be installed on every ship at least

    • (a) one bath or shower for every eight persons;

    • (b) one wash-basin for every six persons;

    • (c) one water-closet for every eight persons;

    • (d) one mirror for every six persons; and

    • (e) where the number of persons exceeds a multiple of the number of persons referred to in paragraph (a), (b) or (c), one additional bath, shower, wash-basin or water-closet, as the case may be.

  • (4) In the case of a day ship, the requirements of paragraphs (3)(a) and (e) do not apply.

  •  (1) There shall be fitted to every bath, shower, wash-basin and sink, taps for cold fresh water and, where subsection 36(5) requires hot water, taps for hot fresh water.

  • (2) Every tap on a ship shall be clearly marked to indicate whether the water supply is hot or cold.

 Every bath on a new ship shall

  • (a) be at least

    • (i) 1 345 mm in internal length,

    • (ii) 535 mm in internal breadth, and

    • (iii) 380 mm in internal depth;

  • (b) be made of vitreous enamelled iron or other material having a smooth and impervious surface that is not likely to crack, flake or become corroded; and

  • (c) have or be fitted with a means that will provide a non-skid internal bottom surface.

  • SOR/78-144, s. 13

 Every wash-basin on a new ship shall

  • (a) have a capacity of at least 6.8 L below a line measured at least 38 mm below the rim of the basin; and

  • (b) be made of vitreous china, vitreous enamelled iron or other material having a smooth and impervious surface that is not likely to crack, flake or become corroded.

  • SOR/78-144, s. 14
  •  (1) Every shower space shall

    • (a) have a non-skid floor surface or be equipped with a floor grating or mat;

    • (b) be fitted with a handrail;

    • (c) be fitted with kerbs and with curtains or rigid screens, to retain the water in the shower space; and

    • (d) have a floor area that measures at least 685 mm on one side and is at least 0.58 m2.

  • (2) Every shower shall be fitted with

    • (a) controls by which a person using the shower can manually regulate the temperature of the water that flows from the shower head; and

    • (b) where the hot water supply to the shower is heated to a temperature of over 54°C, an automatic control that will protect a person using the shower from injury by scalding.

  • (3) Where light fixtures are fitted inside a shower space, they shall be of waterproof construction with the switches located outside the shower space.

  • SOR/78-144, s. 15
  •  (1) Every water-closet shall have

    • (a) a bowl of vitreous china or other suitable material;

    • (b) a hinged seat; and

    • (c) a trap constructed in such manner as to facilitate cleaning.

  • (2) Every water-closet shall be provided with

    • (a) an adequate flush of water; and

    • (b) a soil pipe of adequate size that is so constructed as to

      • (i) facilitate cleaning,

      • (ii) minimize the risk of obstruction, and

      • (iii) when the soil pipe does not lead to a device for treating or retaining sewage, discharge the sewage overboard.

  • (3) There shall be fitted adjacent to each water-closet a toilet paper holder and a handrail or grip.

Galleys

  •  (1) Where it is necessary to prepare food on board a ship, the ship shall be provided with a galley situated as near as possible to the dining area.

  • (2) In a day ship, where any member of the crew is required to eat on board but no galley is provided, a hot plate or range, a refrigerator or cooler, and dishwashing facilities shall be provided.

  • (3) Every galley shall be provided with exhaust fans and hoods that will draw off fumes from the galley ranges and discharge the fumes into the open air.

  • (4) The cooking appliances in a galley shall be arranged so as to facilitate the cleaning of the galley and so as not to be dangerous to crew members.

  • (5) All cupboards and dressers in a galley shall

    • (a) be finished with a material that is impervious to dirt and moisture and can easily be kept clean; and

    • (b) be constructed so as to avoid infestation by vermin.

  • (6) All cupboards and dressers in a galley shall be fitted so that

    • (a) the bottoms are flush with the deck; or

    • (b) the deck spaces beneath the cupboards and dressers are readily accessible for cleaning.

  • (7) Every galley shall be provided with equipment that will

    • (a) enable food, sufficient in quantity for all the crew, to be prepared at the same time;

    • (b) enable hot food to be served hot in the dining area; and

    • (c) allow the cooking utensils, dishes and cutlery to be properly cleaned.

  • (8) Every galley shall be provided with a refrigerator of adequate capacity with regard to

    • (a) the number of persons the galley is intended to serve;

    • (b) the duration of the voyages that the ship normally makes; and

    • (c) the capacity of cold rooms and refrigerators provided elsewhere for the crew’s provisions.

  • (9) Every galley shall be provided with an adequate supply of hot and cold fresh water through taps.

  • (10) Salt water taps shall not be fitted over a sink in a galley or over a sink in any other place in which food may be prepared.

 

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