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ADAS Welcomes New Chair and Board Member

ADAS has welcomed a new Board Chair Dr Stuart Cannon, and Board Member, Ben Law, as we farewell Board member Wendy Chambers and Chairman Ian Milliner, and thank Ian for his ten years of service on the ADAS Board.
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Executive Assists on Diving Research Project

In a welcome change from the office, the Executive Director recently took leave from ADAS to volunteer as a diver for a project led by University of Sydney on One Tree island off the Queensland coast.
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International Updates – IDRCF Meets, South African Certifications Update

After two years of virtual remote meetings due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the IDRCF and EDTC were able to meet face-to-face again in September 2022 in Marseille, France. In other news, the South African Department of Labour (SADOL) has introduced a legal requirement for commercial diving personnel to register with SADOL and revalidate that registration every four years.
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IMCA Environmental Sustainability Focus

IMCA published its Code of Practice for Environmental Sustainability in May 2021.  Following a successful launch and engagement process the Code was used as a basis for developing a self-assessment questionnaire for IMCA members to establish how they are performing in terms of Environmental Sustainability.

VETASSESS – New Skills Assessment Criteria for Divers

VETASSESS has revised the assessment criteria for occupational divers who require a skills assessment for migration purposes. Traditionally, occupational divers who wished to migrate to Australia were required to hold a Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualification in order to…

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Change to Renewal & Crossover Requirements

ADAS certification holders are no longer required to submit First Aid, CPR and Oxygen Management certifications during the renewal or crossover processes. In August 2022, the ADAS Board of Directors unanimously elected to remove the requirement for applicants to provide…

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Safety Update

It has fortunately been relatively quiet in relation to serious incidents recently.  There are two IMCA safety alerts in this issue which relate to a surface decompression near-miss and the incorrect set-up of a grinder. SF 13/22 - Surface decompression near-miss…

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