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IMCA Resilience Awareness Program

The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) launched a Resilience Awareness Program in January 2018 which is tailored for people in the marine contracting industry and aims to assist organisations and individuals to cope with challenging issues and to build resilience…

WorkSafe Victoria Deep Dives into Safety

A number of WorkSafe Victoria Work Health and Safety inspectors were recently involved in an 'on the job' training day to expand their knowledge in the running of an occupational diving project and site. Attendees felt the experience was valuable…

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This issue’s safety news includes alerts from IMCA relating to a KM37 helmet neck dam near miss, an increase in counterfeit training certificates, and asbestos contamination in ‘Eurogrit’ cleaning product.  We also share a recall notice of Kidde and Garrison…

ADAS Student Assistance

On Friday the 15th of September, ADAS advised via it's website the closure of The Underwater Centre Tasmania (TUCT) due to liquidation, which occurred the previous day.  While certifications already issued by ADAS for students trained at TUCT will not…

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Safety

The safety news this issue provides information about diving related incidents reported by IMCA; gives access to a helmet maintenance video created by ADCI; and shares information about WorkSafe New Zealand withdrawing approval of certain dive cylinders. IMCA Safety Flash…

International News

In an ever-changing industry, there are always new developments and technologies available.  Tests in Australia of a new rebreather bailout system may be the face of one such change.  A deep diving rebreather, the Compact Bailout Rebreathing Apparatus (COBRA), which…

2017 Derek Craig Award

ADAS congratulates South Australia Police diver trainer, David Bacchus, who was announced as the recipient of the 2017 Derek Craig Award.  David, an ADAS trainer and member of the South Australia Police (SAPOL) Water Operations unit, was announced as the…

US Navy Tables Revision

The US Navy decompression tables have been revised and republished.   On the 1st of April 2017, Revision 6 of the USN Tables was replaced by Revision 7.  This revision provides updates to technical information, corrects errors, and improves readability. …

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Safety

There have been a number of safety related items received by ADAS in recent months.  These include various safety specific alerts; a NOPSEMA quality assurance alert; an ADCI maintenance and repair bulletin; and an IMCA prosecution advice. Safety Alerts Buoyancy Control Device…

Review of Model Regulations

The Australian model Work Health and Safety Regulations for diving work are currently under review and Safe Work Australia is now taking submissions of public comment. Since the decision to conduct the review in 2015, Safe Work has distributed a…

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