Regulation 2 - Deck openings
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Regulation 2 - Deck openings

  (1) Hinged covers of hatchways, manholes and other openings shall be protected against accidental closing. In particular, heavy covers on escape hatches shall be equipped with counterweights, and so constructed as to be capable of being opened from each side of the cover.

  (2) Dimensions of access hatches shall not be less than 600 mm by 600 mm or 600 mm diameter.

  (3) Where practicable, hand-holds shall be provided above the level of the deck over escape openings.

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