The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) has revised and updated the principal documents within its DESIGN (Diving Equipment Systems Inspection Guidance Note) suite of documents.
The updated documents are integral to the DESIGN assurance process and include:
- IMCA D 018 Rev. 2 Code of practice for the initial and periodic examination, testing and certification of diving plant and equipment;
- IMCA D 024 Rev. 3 DESIGN for saturation (Bell) Diving Systems;
- IMCA D 063 DESIGN for Hyperbaric Rescue Unit (HRU) Life Support Packages (LSP)
- IMCA D 023 Rev. 2 DESIGN for Surface Orientated (Air) Diving Systems.
Supporting documentation has also been revised in order to assist contractor compliance with the updated documents. IMCA provides a one (1) year transition timeframe for contractors to prepare to meet new criteria.
Additionally, a new document IMCA D 069 Guidance on the Systematic Assessment of Control Systems in Automated Diving Plant and Equipment has also been published.