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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…

CPD scheme for diving supervisors

  As many offshore supervisors will now be aware, IMCA is introducing a Continuing Professional Development (CPD) scheme for diving supervisors after a successfully completing trials for the App based scheme.   ADAS had been in discussions with IMCA throughout the development…

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Safety

This issue provides details of an umbilical entanglement near miss, and accidental activation of emergency stop buttons from IMCA; and a warning about the high risk of working on pipelines which may be affected by dead-leg corrosion from the HSE.…

Diving Emergency Service (DES) Hotline

ADAS has recently been informed that the Australian Diving Emergency Service (DES) hotline has undergone structural changes resulting in calls to the service being diverted to New Zealand or America. Traditionally the DES hotline had been funded by Divers Alert…

WHS Regulations Amendments

Section 4.8 of the Australian Model Work Health and Safety (WHS) Regulations were amended earlier this year with the most significant changes related to the General Diving category. Safe Work Australia published amendments to Section 4.8 of the WHS Regulations…

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Safety

The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) has recently issued a number of alerts relating to diving related incidents, sadly one of these led to a fatality. The remaining two incidents were near misses which, if not for the quick action…

All Female Dive Team

Diving contractor Professional Diving Services (PDS) recently hired an all female dive team to undertake maintenance work on enclosures at Taronga Zoo, Sydney.  PDS won the three year maintenance contract for the penguin and seal enclosures in July 2018 and…

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