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Change of ADAS Board Membership

ADAS and the ADAS Board welcomes two new members and farewells one long-standing member. New Members In August, two new members were recruited to the ADAS Board of Directors: Edwin Tan and Mike Pascoe. Edwin Tan is the Managing Director…

Safety

There are a number of safety incidents to report this newsletter, predominately from international locations but also one from Australian waters. IMCA Safety Flashes SF 20/21: Failure of dive chamber overhead door centre pin SF 21/21: COBRA bailout system –…

NSW Police Search and Rescue Award

Congratulations to members of the New South Wales Police Diving Unit, an ADAS Accredited Training Establishment (ATE), who were recently recognised in the Australian 2021 National Search and Rescue Awards. The Professional Search and Rescue Award was awarded to NSW…

ADAS Training in Brisbane, Australia

ADAS school, the Commercial Dive Academy (CDA), has recently gained approval to conduct training and assessment in Brisbane, Australia. After submitting a successful application to ADAS in order to conduct training outside of Tasmania, CDA now offers training and assessment…

Maritime Union of Australia Meeting

The Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) is holding a meeting with members of the Victorian commercial diving industry in December in order to discuss future negotiations in the industry.  The meeting will be held at the MUA offices in West…

DiveSafe

ADAS school, BURC, which is located in Turkey is currently involved in Project DiveSafe, a consortium of diving organisations aiming to develop an integrated system for scientific and environmental underwater systems. The project receives funding from the European Maritime and…

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…

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