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Pressure Vessels Certification Program

 Safe Operating Procedure



 Abstract





 Document Control

A. System
RETSD Quality Management System
B. System ID
​QMS-000052
C. Sector
​Workplace Safety and Health Management System
D. Sector ID
​WSHMS-02B-SOP-014-05
E. Domain
​Public
F. Repository
​Divisional SharePoint Website
G. Audience
​All Staff
H. Status
​Current
I. Title:
Pressure Vessels Certification Program
J. Format
​HTML
K. Type
​Safe Operating Procedure
L. Tags

M. Origin
​2010-08-31
N. Reviewed

O. Revised
P. Owner
​Manager, Workplace Safety and Health and Administrative Services
Q. Owner Email
​safetyofficer@retsd.mb.ca
R. Primary Approval
​Divisional  Workplace Safety and Health Committee
S. Department Approval
​Director of Human Resources
T. Senior Administration  Approval
​Assistant Superintendent - Human Resources 
U. Board Approval
​GBG Workplace Safety and Health
V. Notes

W. Scheduled Review

X. File Address
Y. User Defined 1

Z. User Defined 2



 Safe Operating Procedure Controlled Document

WSHMS-02B-SOP-014-05


PURPOSE

 

To establish divisional expectations and standards regarding a pressure vessels certification program at River East Transcona School Division (RETSD) that meets or exceeds all municipal, federal and provincial legislated workplace safety and health program requirements.

 

A pressure vessels certification program must be defined and documented for compliance as part of Element 2, identify and control hazards and emergencies, for the effective development and implementation of a workplace safety and health program under Manitoba legislation.

 

SCOPE

 

This safe operating procedure and associated documents establish a procedure for a pressure vessels certification program for all workers at RETSD. The best practices apply to all RETSD worksites.

 

 

RESPONSIBILITY

 

 

Maintenance

 

Maintenance Department is expected to manage all pressure vessels certification program provisions and regulations.

PRESSURE VESSELS CERTIFICASTION PROGRAM GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

 

River East Transcona School Division shall maintain pressure vessels and have them appropriately certified as required.

Pressure Plants and Pressure Vessels

 

River East Transcona School Division and an owner shall ensure that a pressure plant or pressure vessel used at a workplace that is not subject to The Steam and Pressure Plants Act is properly constructed, installed, used, stored, repaired and maintained in accordance with the manufacturer's specifications.

 

River East Transcona School Division and an owner shall ensure that a pressure plant or pressure vessel used at a workplace that subject to The Steam and Pressure Plants Act is properly constructed, installed, used, stored, repaired and maintained in accordance with the Act.

 

Certificates granted for approved pressure plants or vessels shall be posted at the plant or vessel sight.

 

Recertification needs to be conducted annually by the Manitoba Department of Labour.

 

COMMUNICATION

 

A combination of hard-copy postings, distributions and electronic posting will be used to communicate safety and health program information within RETSD.

 

TRAINING

 

All stakeholders shall be trained to their required level of involvement in the WSHMS to become familiar with its structure, organization, and how to look up and access information both electronically and in hard copy form through:

 

  • New employee orientation, employee manuals or employment information packages

 

  • Return to work or remedial programs, as required on an individual basis

 

  • Planned ongoing training through team meetings, individual coaching or other methods as developed or adopted


ENFORCEMENT

 

Ultimately, the superintendent shall be responsible for the sustainability of the WSHMS, and shall enforce compliance to standards at a divisional level.

 

Workplace safety and health management system compliance shall be managed through the application of performance management and progressive discipline policies and procedures.

 

Worker failure to comply with provisions of the RETSD safety program may lead to discipline, up to and including discharge from employment and / or other remedies available at law.


Prepared:

Divisional Safety and Health Officer

Controlled:

Divisional Safety and Health Officer

Reviewed:

Divisional Workplace Safety and Health Committee

Issued: 

Director of Human Resources

Approved:

Director of Maintenance

Origin Date:

August 31, 2010

Last Revised:

July 31, 2018

Last Reviewed:

July 31, 2018

Next Review On or Before:

July 31, 2021

 

 

Manitoba Workplace Safety and Health Act or equivalent legislation as applicable

 

Manitoba Workplace Safety and Health Regulation or equivalent legislation as applicable

 

Manitoba Workplace Safety and Health Regulation Part 04 – General Workplace Requirements

 

Manitoba Workplace Safety and Health Program Element 02 – Identifying and Controlling Hazards

 

All other associated and applicable workplace safety and health management system documents