Hockey Rinks, Curling Arenas To Be Inspected As Part Of New Campaign

Posted on Saturday, February 24, 2018 08:06 AM

Over 100 hockey rinks and curling arenas in New Brunswick are going to be inspected in March as part of a new safety campaign.

This comes after the deaths of three people in October of last year due to an ammonia leak from refrigeration equipment at a facility in B.C.

The province says under this new campaign, inspectors are going to use a new checklist system and they'll ensure each facility is following provincial regulatory requirements, adopted CSA standards and regulatory requirements of the Occupational Health and Safety Code.

Also, part of the new campaign, is that a Certificate of Inspection will be updated for each pressure vessel at each rink or arena.

There haven't been any reported incidents in this province using these ammonia refrigeration systems.