Two divers and one company director have been sanctioned by HSE UK for exaggerating credentials, and cautioned for fraud by UK Police.
One of ADAS’ major purposes is the continual strive to not only improve diver safety but also to provide opportunities for ADAS card holders in Australia and internationally.
This includes creating partnerships with international organisations so ADAS card holders can work internationally without having to undertake further training; being active in responding to feedback from our stakeholders about ways we can improve; and by ensuring our training is of the highest quality possible.
In recent months there have been quite a few improvements to our training systems which will benefit both new and existing ADAS card holders. Some of these improvements include:
- Certification of new diver trainers at the ADAS schools NZSCDT, PDTA and TUCT.
- Approval of extension to scope applications to provide Aquarium and Onshore Supervisor training in Sydney and Scientific Diver training in Vanuatu.
- Availability of the ADAS simulators to provide Offshore Supervisor applicants with the opportunity to build up panel hours in a simulated environment.
- Agreement on an international set of training competencies for closed bell divers.
A question which is commonly asked of ADAS is “how easy is it to get a diving job”. Unfortunately, this is something which is almost impossible to answer and predict because of the large number of variables in the industry. Not only is there a seasonal influence, but there is also the fluctuating price of oil and gas which directly influences diving contracts.
In order to help ensure ADAS members have access to as many job opportunities as possible, ADAS has been working closely with the Oil and Gas Producers (OGP) and the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) to improve the acceptance of ADAS card holders on international projects.
ADAS will continue to work toward creating training and work opportunities for all people in the hyperbaric industry.