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Welcoming new ADAS Executive Director

ADAS is pleased to announce that Amanda Sordes has been appointed as the new Executive Director. Amanda will assume the position of Executive Director in May 2020. The ADAS Board would like to thank all applicants, who demonstrated a high level of industry experience…

DMT certificates during the COVID-19 pandemic

Due the COVID-19 pandemic, we are aware that it will be difficult over the coming months to undertake DMT courses.  To compensate for the lack of available training, and based on the timing of the impact of COVID-19 in Australia and New Zealand, ADAS has…

Other ADAS courses during COVID-19 pandemic

Despite most courses being closed at present, some theory components of ADAS courses are available online. Students who were already enrolled in courses, or those looking to undertake some distance learning during downtime, may be able to access ADAS training.…

Safety and industry news

Safety We have identified safety notices that may give you some useful information for your business or diving practices. COVID-19 and sanitisation of commercial diving life support equipment A summary of IMCA safety alerts Avoiding hazards in commercial diving Diver…

CPD scheme for diving supervisors

As many offshore supervisors will now be aware, IMCA is introducing a Continuing Professional Development (CPD) scheme for diving supervisors after a successfully completing trials for the App based scheme.   ADAS had been in discussions with IMCA throughout the development and…

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Safety

This issue provides details of an umbilical entanglement near miss, and accidental activation of emergency stop buttons from IMCA; and a warning about the high risk of working on pipelines which may be affected by dead-leg corrosion from the HSE.…

Diving Emergency Service (DES) Hotline

ADAS has recently been informed that the Australian Diving Emergency Service (DES) hotline has undergone structural changes resulting in calls to the service being diverted to New Zealand or America. Traditionally the DES hotline had been funded by Divers Alert…

WHS Regulations Amendments

Section 4.8 of the Australian Model Work Health and Safety (WHS) Regulations were amended earlier this year with the most significant changes related to the General Diving category. Safe Work Australia published amendments to Section 4.8 of the WHS Regulations…

ADAS Nitrox Program

Work continues on the ADAS Nitrox program with courses expected to be available in early 2020. The ADAS Nitrox program which was first introduced in the May 2019 ADAS newsletter continues to be developed.  Recent industry consultation aided the development…

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