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FISHING OPERATIONS

R24.69-1 RE: Diving, Fishing and Other Marine Operations - Fishing Operations - General Requirements - Application [Deleted]
R24.70-1 RE: Fishing Operations - Compliance with Standards [Deleted]
R24.71-1 RE: Fishing Operations - Owner and Master Responsibilities [Deleted]
R24.72-1 RE: Fishing Operations - Documentation [Deleted]
R24.73-1 RE: Fishing Operations - Instruction [Deleted]
R24.74-1 RE: Fishing Operations - Emergency Procedures [Deleted]
R24.75-1 RE: Fishing Operations - Crewmember Responsibility [Deleted]
R24.76-1 RE: Fishing Operations - Vessel Preparation [Deleted]
R24.77-1 RE: Fishing Operations - Reporting Injuries [Deleted]
R24.80-1 RE: Fishing Operations - Slipping and Tripping Hazards [Deleted]
R24.83-1 RE: Diving, Fishing and Other Marine Operations - Fishing Operations - General Requirements - Access and Egress [Deleted]
R24.84-1 RE: Diving, Fishing and Other Marine Operations - Fishing Operations - General Requirements - Protection from Falling [Deleted]
R24.85-1 RE: Fishing Operations - Deck Openings [Deleted]
R24.86-1 RE: Diving, Fishing and Other Marine Operations - Fishing Operations - General Requirements - De-energization [Deleted]
R24.87-1 RE: Fishing Operations - Equipment Control Devices
R24.90-1 RE: Fishing Operations - Ventilation [Deleted]
R24.97-1 RE: Fishing Operations - Crewmember Overboard (Immersion Suits) [Deleted]
R24.98-1 RE: Fishing Operations - Davits [Deleted]
R24.100-1 RE: Fishing Operations - Ozone Generators [Deleted]

Policies Part 24 - Fishing Operations

Policy Item R24.69-1
RE: Diving, Fishing and Other Marine Operations - Fishing Operations - General Requirements - Application

Where applicable, content replaced by guideline G24.69, March 1, 2019.

Policy Item R24.70-1
RE: Fishing Operations - Compliance with Standards

Where applicable, content replaced by guideline G24.69-1, March 1, 2019.

Policy Item R24.71-1
RE: Fishing Operations - Owner and Master Responsibilities

Where applicable, content replaced by guideline G24.71, March 1, 2019.

Policy Item R24.72-1
RE: Fishing Operations - Documentation

Where applicable, content replaced by guideline G24.72, March 1, 2019.

Policy Item R24.73-1
RE: Fishing Operations - Instruction

Policy deleted, March 1, 2019.

Policy Item R24.74-1
RE: Fishing Operations - Emergency Procedures

Policy deleted, March 1, 2019.

Policy Item R24.75-1
RE: Fishing Operations - Crewmember Responsibility

Policy deleted, March 1, 2019.

Policy Item R24.76-1
RE: Fishing Operations - Vessel Preparation

Policy deleted, March 1, 2019.

Policy Item R24.77-1
RE: Fishing Operations - Reporting Injuries

Where applicable, content replaced by guideline G24.77, March 1, 2019.

Policy Item R24.80-1
RE: Fishing Operations - Slipping and Tripping Hazards

Policy deleted, March 1, 2019.

Policy Item R24.83-1
RE: Diving, Fishing and Other Marine Operations - Fishing Operations - General Requirements - Access and Egress

Policy deleted, March 1, 2019.

Policy Item R24.84-1
RE: Diving, Fishing and Other Marine Operations - Fishing Operations - General Requirements - Protection from Falling

Where applicable, content replaced by guideline G24.84, March 1, 2019.

Policy Item R24.85-1
RE: Fishing Operations - Deck Openings

Where applicable, content replaced by guideline G24.85, March 1, 2019.

Policy Item R24.86-1
RE: Diving, Fishing and Other Marine Operations - Fishing Operations - General Requirements - De-energization

Where applicable, content replaced by guideline G24.86, March 1, 2019.

Policy Item R24.87-1
RE: Fishing Operations - Equipment Control Devices

BACKGROUND
1. Explanatory Notes
Section 24.87 sets out requirements for equipment control devices.

2. The Regulation
Section 24.87:

(1) Winches, drums, capstans, and similar equipment on board a fishing vessel must have at least one master on/off control that is readily accessible on deck.

(2) Drum pedals and other types of hold-to-run controls must not be bypassed or otherwise rendered ineffective.

POLICY
On a vessel operated by one person, section 24.87 is satisfied by the regular control switch on each piece of equipment. On vessels operated by more than one person, there must be another switch or switches away from the equipment at a central location on the deck.

Where another switch or switches are located away from the equipment, the "on" control should only be activated when the equipment can be seen and/or the operator has determined that the equipment is safe to be turned on.


EFFECTIVE DATE: January 1, 2019
AUTHORITY: s. 24.87, Occupational Health and Safety Regulation
CROSS REFERENCES:  
HISTORY: Changes effective January 1, 2019 made to clarify the policy.
Housekeeping changes effective September 15, 2010 to delete practice reference and make formatting changes.
Replaces Policy No. 85.21 of the Prevention Division Policy and Procedure Manual
This Item results from the 2000/2001 "editorial" consolidation of all prevention policies into the Prevention Manual. The POLICY in this Item merely continues the substantive requirements of Policy No. 85.21, as they existed prior to the Effective Date, with any wording changes necessary to reflect legislative and regulatory changes since Policy No. 85.21 was issued.
APPLICATION: This item applies to all inspections that occur on or after January 1, 2019.

Policy Item R24.90-1
RE: Fishing Operations - Ventilation

Where applicable, content replaced by guideline G24.90, March 1, 2019.

Policy Item R24.97-1
RE: Fishing Operations - Crewmember Overboard (Immersion Suits)

Where applicable, content replaced by guideline G24.97(1), March 1, 2019.

Policy Item R24.98-1
RE: Fishing Operations - Davits

Policy deleted, March 1, 2019.

Policy Item R24.100-1
RE: Fishing Operations - Ozone Generators

Where applicable, content replaced by guideline G24.100, March 1, 2019.

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