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Saskatchewan Legislation

Saskatchewan 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 The Queen’s Printer, Saskatchewan

The Occupational Health and Safety Regulations, 1996

Fire safety plan
360(1) An employer, contractor or owner shall:
(a) take all reasonably practicable steps to prevent the outbreak of fire at a
place of employment and to provide effective means to protect workers from
any fire that may occur; and
(b) develop and implement a written fire safety plan that provides for the
safety of all workers in the event of a fire.
(2) A plan developed pursuant to subsection (1) must include:
(a) the emergency procedures to be used in case of fire, including:
(i) sounding the fire alarm;
(ii) notifying the fire department; and
(iii) evacuating endangered workers, with special provisions for workers
with disabilities;
(b) the quantities, locations and storage methods of all flammable substances
present at the place of employment;
(c) the designation of persons to carry out the fire safety plan and the duties
of the designated persons;
(d) the training of designated persons and workers in their responsibilities
for fire safety;
(e) the holding of fire drills; and
(f) the control of fire hazards.
(3) An employer, contractor or owner shall ensure that:
(a) designated persons and workers who have been assigned fire safety
duties are adequately trained in, and implement, the fire safety plan;
(b) the fire safety plan is posted in a conspicuous place for reference by
workers; and
(c) a fire drill is held at least once during each 12-month period.
4 Oct 96 cO-1.1 Reg 1 s360.

Fire extinguishers
361(1) An employer, contractor or owner shall ensure that portable fire
extinguishers are selected, located, inspected, maintained and tested so that the
health and safety of workers at the place of employment is protected.
(2) An employer, contractor or owner shall ensure that portable fire extinguishers
are placed not more than nine metres away from:
(a) each industrial open-flame portable heating device, tar pot or asphalt
kettle that is in use; and
(b) each welding or cutting operation that is in progress.
4 Oct 96 cO-1.1 Reg 1 s361.

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