CHAPTER 1 – GENERAL
REGULATION 1 – DEFINITIONS
1. “Competent person” means a person with suitable qualifications, training, and sufficient knowledge, experience and skill, for the performance of the specific work. Specifically, a competent person may be a trained worker or a managerial employee capable of recognizing and evaluating occupational hazards, risks, and employee exposure to potentially Hazardous Materials or unsafe conditions in a Ship Recycling Facility, and who is capable of specifying the necessary protection and precautions to be taken to eliminate or reduce those hazards, risks, or exposures. The Competent Authority may define appropriate criteria for the designation of such persons and may determine the duties to be assigned to them.
2. “Employer” means a natural or legal person that employs one or more workers engaged in Ship Recycling.
3. “Existing ship” means a ship which is not a new ship.
4. “New ship” means a ship:
1 for which the building contract is placed on or after the entry into force of this Convention; or
2 in the absence of a building contract, the keel of which is laid or which is at a similar stage of construction on or after six months after the entry into force of this Convention; or
3 The delivery of which is on or after 30 months after the entry into force of this Convention.
5. “New installation” means the installation of systems, equipment, insulation, or other material on a ship after the date on which this Convention enters into force.
6. “Safe-for-entry” means a space that meets the following criteria:
1 the oxygen content of the atmosphere and the concentration of flammable vapours are within safe limits;
2 any toxic materials in the atmosphere are within permissible concentrations; and
3 any residues or materials associated with the work authorized by the Competent person will not produce uncontrolled release of toxic materials or an unsafe concentration of flammable vapours under existing atmospheric conditions while maintained as directed.
7. “Safe-for-hot work” means a space that meets the following criteria:
1. a safe, non-explosive condition, including gas-free status, exists for the use of electric arc or gas welding equipment, cutting or burning equipment or other forms of naked flame, as well as heating, grinding, or spark generating operations;
2. Safe-for-entry requirements of regulation 1.6 are met;
3. existing atmospheric conditions will not change as a result of the hot work; and
4. all adjacent spaces have been cleaned, or inerted, or treated sufficiently to prevent the start or spread of fire.
8. “Ship-owner” means the person or persons or company registered as the owner of the ship or, in the absence of registration, the person or persons or company owning the ship or any other organization or person such as the manager, or the bareboat charterer, who has assumed the responsibility for operation of the ship from the owner of the ship. However, in the case of a ship owned by a State and operated by a company which in that State is registered as the ship’s operator, “owner” shall mean such company. This term also includes those who have ownership of the ship for a limited period pending its sale or handing over to a Ship Recycling Facility.
9. “Site inspection” means an inspection of the Ship Recycling Facility confirming the condition described by the verified documentation.
10. “Statement of Completion” means a confirmatory statement issued by the Ship Recycling Facility that the Ship Recycling has been completed in accordance with this Convention.
11. “Tanker” means an oil tanker as defined in MARPOL Annex I or an NLS tanker as defined in MARPOL Annex II.
12. “Worker” means any person who performs work, either regularly or temporarily, in the context of an employment relationship including contractor personnel.
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