Which is as it should be.
I know that DND has some exemptions for operational reasons, which is totally reasonable in a shooting match, but absolutely no reason not to meet/exceed those standards when you can.
Catching a bullet or similar is an occupational hazard, but not meeting SOLAS rules and other national safety standards during peacetime is negligent IMHO, and should lead to all kinds of charges if someone does get hurt (mil or civilian). Also personnally think it's a huge disregard for your responsibility to protect your people from known risks that have basic controls already in place. Things are complicated enough without ignoring basic precautions, and some things are international standards for a reason. It's laughable to argue this kind of thing with random non-specialists in FSE who are essentially ivory tower policy weenies with zero experience on ships in operation.
VAC already rejects valid claims, so no idea why anyone in the miltary side takes that kind of risk as I'm sure a CF98 for something were you weren't wearing basic PPE (or not wearing it properly) and got injured would be another easy out for them.