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Fire Marshal's Report

Fire Marshal's Report

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Published by CBC Nova Scotia
Order to take action at South Shore Regional Hospital.
Order to take action at South Shore Regional Hospital.

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NOVA'liin1A
LabourandAdvancedEducation
PO11011(691
HaIif_,NovaScotia
UJ2TBPh:902424-5721
Fax:902424-9239
TollFree:
l...acJ0.S59.J473
www.JOV.ns.r;a/lae
FormFSA-l2009-D15
OrdertotakeAction
(pursU811'C
to
subsection2S(1)
of
the
Firesafety
Act,
Chapter6
Qf
the
AI:ts
of
2002)
November23,2011
File,:2()"O.O.03
Ms.AliceLivermanAdministratorSouthShoreRegionalHospital90GlenAllen
Dr
Bridgewater,NSB4V3S6RE:SouthShoreRegional
Hospital,
90GlenAllan
Drive
Bridgewater,NSB4V3S6Date
of
'nspection~November21,2011
Reasonsfor
order.
Theundersignedbelievesthatattheaboveidentifiedpremisesand/orlandthefollowingcontraventions,aslistedunder"Contraventions"inSchedule"A"attachedheretoandforming
partof
thisOrder,
are
present.
ActionsRequired
by
Otder;"
Pursuanttotheprovisionsofclause25(l)(b)ofthe
FireSi:qety
Act,
youasanOWneraredirectedtotakeeachandeveryoneoftheactionslistedunder"ActionsRequired"inSchedule
"An
attachedheretoandformingpartofthisOrder.
("owner"includes
Q
personcontrollingland
or
premises
or
theactivity
em
the'and
or
premises)
TImeLimitforCGmplliln~;
Theundersignedrequiresthatallofitemslistedunderthe
,I
Actions~equired"befullyonorbeforethe5thday
of
January,
2012.
ThisOrderisissued
at
WesternShoreintheCountyofLunenburg,ProvinceofNovaScotia,this23rddayofNovember,2012.
.
--7
DerwinSwinemar
DeputyFireMarshal
ThisOrdershallremaininfullforceandeffectunlessoruntilwrittenconfirmationisprovidedtotheOwnersnamedintheOrderbytheissuerthatalloftherequiredactionshavebeendonetothesatisfactionoftheissueroftheOrder..
Failure
to
complywith
this
Ordermade
underthe
authority
of
the
FireSafetyAct
(the
Act)mayresultinfurtherlegalactionbeentaken,includingprosecutionforviolatingtheAct.
(See
reverseforinformationon
the
penalty;lndappealprovisionsunder
the
Ad)
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of
16
 
Information
on
the
Penalty
andAppeal
ProvisionsUndertheAct
Penalty(see
$edior1",
Themaximum
penalty
foraviolationof
the
Act
foran
individual,oranofficer
or
a
director
of
company,isafine
of
$25,000.00or6monthsimprisonmentorboth;or
wherethere
areaggravatedcircumstancesafine
of
$150,000.00or
2.
years
imprjsonment
or
both.
ThemaximumpenaltyforaviolationoftheActforacompanyisafineof$50,000.00
or
wherethere
are
aggravatedcircumstancesafineof$2.50,000.00.
Equal
amountscan
alsobeorderedfor
PublicSafety
Education
unders.45.
Inthecaseofa
continuingoffenceeach
day
that
theoffenceoccursmay
bring
anadditional
penalty.Appeal38(1)A
person
who
isaffectedby
an
Order
made
byadeputyfiremarshal,localassistantormunicipalfireinspectorpursuantto25(1).25(2)(a},25(2)(b)(iii}or30(3)may,wtthin15
daysafter
theOrder
isserved,appeal
the
Orderto(a)TheFireMarshal,pursuantto
5.39,bysubmitting
a
writtenrequestto
the
FireMarshalforareviewoftheOrder;
Yourrequest
tothe
Fire
Marshal
to
review
theOrdershould
besent
to:
FireMarshal
LabourandAdvancedEducation
Building..
Fire
andTechnical
Safety
5151TerminalRd.,6\hFIP.O.Box697Halifax,NS83J218;or
(b)TheBoard(Fire
Safety
AppealBoard)
pursuant
to
s.41
,Your
request
to
the
Fire
SafetyAppealBoard
toreview
theOrdershould
be
sentto:
BoardAdministratorUtility&~eviewBoard
1601LowerWaterSt.,3
rd
Fl.
P.O.
BOK
1692,Postal
UnitMHalifax,NSB3J353
CopiesofOrder:
File
Copy
RobertLafferty,
DepartmentofHealth
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Schedule
II
A
II
RE:SouthShoreRegionalHospital,90GlenAllanDriveBridgewater,NSB4V3S6
Contravention(s)
(efteprovision
violated)
1016
HARDWARE
SPECIALIZED
KNOWLEDGE
Latchingde",ces
on
anyrequiredexitdoor
shan
be
such
that
the
doormaybereadilyopenedfromtheinsidewithouttheuseof
keys
andshallbedesignedtobeopenedinaconventionalmannerwithoutthe
use
ofunusualdevicesorrequiringaspecializedknowledgeofthedooropeningdevice.(NationalBuildingCode9.9.6.8)
1D3ABLOCKEDEXITS
Exits
and
means
of
egress
shail
be
maintainedclear
of
storageand
be
accessible
atalltimesto
allowsafe
exiting.
(NationalBuildingCode9.9.5)
l03ABLOCKED·EXITS
Exits
andmeans
of
egressshall
be
maintainedclear
ofstorage
and
be
accessibleat
all
timestoallowsafeexiting.(NationalBuildingCode9.9.5)
l08A
DIRECTIONALEXITSIGNS
Directional
exitsignsshallbe
providedin
exits
wherever
there
isachangeinthedirectionofexittravel.(NationalBuildingCode3.4.5.1.(5),9.9.10.4)
1088
EXITSIGN·INSTALLATION
Illuminatedexitsignsshallbeinstalledoverallrequiredexitdoors.(NationalBuildingCode
9.9.10.3,
9.9.10.7.(1)
&
(2))103A
BLOCKEDEXITS
Exitsandmeansofegressshallbemaintainedclearofstorageandbeaccessibleatalltimesto
allow
safeexiting.(Natiorial
BuildingCode9.9.5)
lOBA
DIRECTIONALEXITSIGNS
Directionalexitsignsshallbeprovidedinexitswhereverthereisachangeinthedirection
ofexit
travel.(NationalBuildingCode3.4.5.1.(5),9.9.10.4)l08ADIRECTIONAL
EXIT
SIGNSDirectionalexitsignsshallbeprovidedinexitswhereverthereisachangeinthedirectionofexit
travel.(National
Building
Code
3.4.5.1.(5),9.9.10.4)
108B
EXITSIGNINSTALLATION
Illuminated
exitsignsshallbeinstalledover
an
requiredexitdoors.(NationalBuildingCode
9.9.10.3,9.9.10.7.(1)
&
(2))103ABLOCKEDEXITS
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