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ADAS Board Members

This year’s ADAS Board of Directors meeting held in August saw the retirement of two long-term Board members, Dr Ian Millar and Matt Conmee; and the introduction of two new members, Shane McDonnell and Peter Sieniewicz. Retiring Members Dr Ian…

Australian Federal Police Divers in Cave Rescue

Many people will remember the horrific events in July when a junior soccer team was lost in the Tham Luang Nang Non cave in Thailand.  The rescue efforts stretched over 18 days with ADAS certified members of the Australian Federal…

Offshore Safety Review

The Australian Commonwealth Government’s Department of Industry, Innovation and Science (DIIS) is currently undertaking a review of Occupational Health and Safety for offshore petroleum workers in Australian waters.  Part of this review included a consultation process in the form of…

Offshore Supervisor Certification Scheme

In November 2018 the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) made a change to the exam resit protocol for Offshore Supervisor and Life Support Technician (LST) certification applicants.   The ADAS and IMCA processes are subject to mutual agreement therefore to maintain…

Forged Training Qualifications

Earlier this year the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) was instrumental in the investigation of forged Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) qualifications which led to an AUD $75,000 penalty being issued to the person who fabricated the qualifications. While this case…

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Safety

The safety focus for this newsletter relates to a technical service bulletin issued by Broco/Rankin and a HSE safety alert regarding catastrophic failures of certain aluminium SCUBA cylinders. Broco/Rankin Technical Service Bulletin On March 13th 2018 a technical service bulletin…

Pearl Diver Fatality Coronial Findings

In April 2012 a drift diver, Jarrod Hampton, died after undertaking routine drift diving work to collect pearl oysters.  Jarrod’s death has been investigated by authorities since that time with the Western Australia Coroner’s court releasing its findings in February…

AMSA Wants Your Opinion!

Have your say!  The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) is requesting input from the Hyperbaric industry into the content of the International Maritime Organisation’s (IMO) “Code of Safety for Diving Systems” and the “Guidelines and Specifications for Hyperbaric Evacuations Systems”.…

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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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