We are postponing all in-person courses until further notice due to COVID-19. We want to do our part to help slow the spread of this virus, and are unable to carry on in-person first aid or Foodsafe courses while maintaining social distancing. We are looking into alternative delivery methods, and will resume courses as soon as it is safe to do so.
With the healthcare workers putting their lives at risk and the shortage that is sure to come, our incoming masks will now be reserved for health organizations that need them. We are reaching out and working alongside them to ensure they have the protection they need. If this is you, you can see what we have available here – let us know how we can help.
Nova Scotia Fire Safety
This material has been extracted from the Acts and Regulations of the Province to help students understand the subject. It is not an official source of information and must not be used for any other purpose.
The following is copyright © 2009, Province of Nova Scotia
Occupational Health and Safety Act
S.N.S. 1996, c. 7
Fire protection and escape
25 (1) An employer shall ensure that adequate fire protection is provided in the workplace.
(2) An employer shall maintain and service the fire protection equipment required in subsection (1) in accordance with the manufacturer's specifications.
(3) In determining the type and quantity of fire protection required in subsection (1), an employer shall consider
(a) where the workplace is an occupied or enclosed structure, the Fire Prevention Act; or
(b) where the workplace is a project, Part 8 of the Nova Scotia Building Code under the Building Code Act.
(4) Subject to the Fire Prevention Act, unless each person present in the workplace has suitable keys to all doors that are required to be open to exit the premises, no person shall lock, bolt or bar a door while a person is present in the workplace, if doing so would prevent a person from exiting a work area.
(5) The requirements of subsection (4) do not apply to a room in which a legally restrained person is located and other means of protection from fire are provided.
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