2.4.1. (1) The principal contractor must notify the Commission des normes, de l’équité, de la santé et de la sécurité du travail in writing of the opening of a construction site at least 10 days before activities at the site begin.
The principal contractor must also notify the Commission in writing of the closing of a construction site at least 10 days before the work at the site is expected to end, except where the expected duration of the site is 1 month or less, in which case the Commission must be notified at least 10 days before activities at the site begin.
This subsection does not apply to major construction sites.
(1.1) The prescribed notice must state the following:
(a) the identification number assigned to the principal contractor by the Commission;
(b) the name and address of the principal contractor;
(c) the name and address of the owner if different from the principal contractor, and those of the architects, consulting engineers, superintendents and employers at the site;
(d) the municipal address of the site, its cadastral lot number and its location in relation to the nearest public road;
(e) the type of construction site;
(f) whether the planned construction site is a high risk construction site;
(g) the opening date of the construction site;
(h) the expected duration of the construction site;
(i) the anticipated number of workers;
(j) whether the expected duration of the construction site is 1 month or less, the expected closing date or the date when the work is expected to be completed;
(k) in the case of asbestos removal work or demolition work involving asbestos, the methods and procedures used as well as an attestation to the existence of a training and information program that complies with section 3.23.7.
(1.2) For emergency repairs to waterworks, a sewer, an electrical transmission or distribution line or gas pipeline, the Commission must be informed in writing, by telex, telegram or messenger, of the particulars prescribed in subsection 1.1 as soon as possible, where such work involves 10 or more workers.
No notice is required where such work involves fewer than 10 workers.
(1.3) For demolition work ordered by the public fire prevention service in the interests of public safety, the Commission must be informed in writing, by telex, telegram or messenger, of the particulars prescribed in subsection 1.1 at least 6 hours before the work begins.
(2) Before work mentioned hereunder begins, the employer shall send to the Commission all plans including the installation and disassembling procedures signed and sealed by an engineer of the manufacturer, respecting:
(a) the shoring of an excavation or trench 6 m or deeper;
(b) the shoring of concrete formwork;
(c) (paragraph revoked);
(d) any wood scaffolding 9 m or more in height;
(e) any metal scaffolding 18 m or more in height;
(f) any outrigger scaffolding or suspended outrigger scaffolding extending out more than 2.4 m from the finished face of a building;
(g) any temporary runway or platform designed to support workers and that is part of the forms;
(h) any platform, bucket or basket attached to a hoisting device for the transport of persons;
(i) any scaffolding used or installed on a vehicle or any equipment which may be moved;
(j) any anchoring device used for the installation of prefabricated concrete slabs or prefabricated buildings;
(k) any spreader bar used for the installation of prefabricated concrete slabs or prefabricated buildings;
(l) any suspended scaffolding or boatswain’s chair;
(m) any mast-climbing work platform that must be anchored, except in the case of a pump jack scaffold.
(3) Before installing or putting up tower cranes, hoists or job-site elevators, the employer shall send to the Commission the installation plans signed and sealed by an engineer. These plans shall also include the disassembling procedure.
(4) The copies of the compliance certificate signed by an engineer shall be sent to the Commission before the work begins.
(5) A certified copy of the plans mentioned in subsections 2 and 3, or of the certificates mentioned in subsection 4 shall be available at all times on the construction site.
(6) The employer shall:
(a) (paragraph revoked);
(b) ensure the good operation of safety devices and fire prevention apparatus;
(c) (paragraph revoked);
(d) ensure that any area of great depth has an easy means of evacuation and a ventilation system, where there is a possibility of gas, vapours or other dangerous substances or contaminants accumulating.