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Offshore Worker Mental Health Survey

In an effort to understand and develop support for mental health issues affecting offshore workers, especially those affected by COVID-19, a tripartite Mental Health Working Group (MHWG) has worked with two major Australian universities to develop a mental health survey…

Safety

This issue we share four Safety Events reported by the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA), including valuable lessons learnt from a real time recovery of an incapacitated diver from a wet bell; and a NOPSEMA Safety Alert relating to a…

Diver Medical Requirements

A vital safety aspect of occupational diving is that all dive team members hold current occupational dive medicals, which is mandated by AS/NZS 2299.1 Standard.  While it can be a confusing area to navigate, there are ways to ensure that…

WHS Certificate Now Available

The ADAS WHS Certificate aims to provide skills and knowledge relevant to onshore diving work classified as “general diving” – that is, diving work not deemed “high risk” in nature. Under the Model Work Health and Safety (WHS) Regulations (Part 4.8 Diving…

Safety

The first part of 2021 has fortunately been relatively quiet in regard to incidents in the hyperbaric industry.  In this issue we share an IMCA alert relating to incorrect umbilical markings. IMCA Safety Flash 09/21 Incorrect measurement and markings on…

Ship Husbandry Diving Guidance

Due to a continuing number of diver fatalities relating to ship husbandry (although thankfully none in Australia), IMCA, IOGP, and ADCI have collaborated to produce a guidance document aimed to alleviate this worrying trend. The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA)…

IMCA Continued Professional Development

In April 2020 the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) introduced the Continued Professional Development (CPD) program which allows offshore supervisors to maintain knowledge of industry best practice and to provide competency evidence. The CPD program comprises of a series of…

Safety

In the last half of 2020 the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) has issued a number of safety alerts relevant to the commercial diving industry, including the fatality of two military divers in separate incidents. IMCA Safety Flash 25/20 Emergency…

Safety and industry news

Safety We have identified safety notices that may give you some useful information for your business or diving practices. COVID-19 and sanitisation of commercial diving life support equipment A summary of IMCA safety alerts Avoiding hazards in commercial diving Diver…

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