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The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) has recently issued a number of alerts relating to diving related incidents, sadly one of these led to a fatality. The remaining two incidents were near misses which, if not for the quick action…

All Female Dive Team

Diving contractor Professional Diving Services (PDS) recently hired an all female dive team to undertake maintenance work on enclosures at Taronga Zoo, Sydney.  PDS won the three year maintenance contract for the penguin and seal enclosures in July 2018 and…

Immersion Pulmonary Oedema Diving Incident

During police diver refresher training conducted in early 2019, a diver suffered Immersion Pulmonary Oedema (IPO) which resulted in hospitalisation and hyperbaric treatment. The diver involved in the incident is an experienced ADAS Part 3 (SSBA to 50m) police diver…

ADAS Training Updates

To help meet industry needs, a number of ADAS training courses are currently being developed which includes a free online revision module focussed on supervisor physics. The courses in development aim to provide easier access to training which meets the…

Offshore Safety Review – Have Your Say!

The Australian Government’s Department of Industry, Innovation and Science (DIIS) has continued its Offshore Safety Review and invites people from within the industry to participate in public consultation.  This is an ideal opportunity to have your say! The review began…

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This safety focus relates to a few IMCA Safety Flashes in relation to a number of diving-related fatalities during 2018 and a closed bell injury; and a Kirby Morgan Alert regarding counterfeit helmets. IMCA Safety Flashes In September, IMCA issued…

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ADAS Schools

In recent months, there has been a significant amount of work being undertaken by ADAS schools Commercial Dive Academy (CDA) and Subsea Training Centre (STC) to expand their training scopes and also to undertake additional training outside of Australia. Commercial…

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…

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