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New Zealand Industry Advisory Group Formed

A Diving Industry Advisory Group (DIAG), has been formed in New Zealand to identify and reduce incidences of preventable injury through improved communications between the occupational diving sector and the regulator, WorkSafe New Zealand. The new advisory group has been…

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Safety Alerts

­Work Safe Victoria, NOPSEMA and IMCA have recently released safety alerts relating to occupational diving incidents. WorkSafe Victoria WorkSafe Victoria, issued a Hyperbaric Chambers Safety Alert in response to a serious incident which occurred earlier this year during the operation…

Kirby Morgan Dive Systems Bulletin

A recent incident, where a diver’s helmet locking pin opened after being caught in a harness, highlights how changes to Kirby Morgan helmets can improve safety. In 2012, Kirby Morgan released a pull pin sleeve kit to help prevent the…

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Safety Alerts

Two diving related safety documents have recently been issued by both WorkCover Queensland and by Kirby Morgan. WorkCover Queensland issued a safety alert relating to a serious incident which involved the mismatch on a SCUBA cylinder tank valve fitting. Whilst…

2014 Training Fatality

In April 2014, Luqmanulhakim Bin Moien, an Occupational SCUBA student, sadly died during diver training at the New Zealand School of Commercial Diver Training (NZSCDT) an ADAS accredited training establishment. The subsequent investigation into this tragic incident led to prosecutions…

Australian / New Zealand Diving Standards

AS/NZS 2299.1-2015 Occupational diving operations Part 1: Standard operational practice has now been published. The Australian / New Zealand Standards diving committee has been actively reviewing several Standards over the past few years with the final Standard in this current…

Review of Diving Regulations

Have your say in 2016 about changes to current diving regulations. Safe Work Australia is currently undertaking a review of Part 4.8 of the Model Work Health and Safety Regulations. Part 4.8 of the Regulations relate specifically to diving work…

NOPSEMA News

The National Offshore Petroleum, Safety and Environmental Management Authority (NOPSEMA) issued a safety alert in November, relating to the risks associated with electric storage batteries. They also announced the prosecution of a contractor, relating to a serious incident involving a…

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IMCA Safety Flash

The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) issued safety flash 22/15 in December relating to significant incidents reported by IMCA member companies. Safety flash 22/15 includes details about corrosion related failure of bolts used to secure lifeboat winches; catastrophic failure of…

ADAS Diving Supervisor Simulator

ADAS diving supervisor simulators help students meet critical competency requirements. The ADAS diving supervisor simulators, which were a world first development by ADAS in 2011, are now available for use by diving supervisors who either need to gain panel hours…

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