ADAS certification holders are no longer required to submit First Aid, CPR and Oxygen Management certifications during the renewal or crossover processes.
In August 2022, the ADAS Board of Directors unanimously elected to remove the requirement for applicants to provide First Aid, CPR and Oxygen Management certifications to ADAS when they renew their existing ADAS licence or apply for an ADAS certification via the crossover process, effective from September 1, 2022.
Although First Aid requirements are found in the hyperbaric industry world-wide, there are often regulations which are different to Australian legislation and can lead to a lot of confusion for certification holders. Because of this, the ADAS Board determined that checking the validity of First Aid certifications is to remain the responsibility of employers and will no longer be something that ADAS checks or verifies during the renewal or crossover processes.
People who are enrolling in an ADAS training course are still expected to hold First Aid certifications in line with AS/NZS 2299.1 which states that divers and diving supervisors must hold the following:
- Current First Aid qualification (3 yearly recertification)
- Current CPR qualification (12 monthly recertification or demonstration)
- Current Oxygen Administration qualification (12 monthly recertification or demonstration)
More information about Australian industry requirements can be found on the First Aid page of the ADAS website.