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Review of Model Regulations

The Australian model Work Health and Safety Regulations for diving work are currently under review and Safe Work Australia is now taking submissions of public comment. Since the decision to conduct the review in 2015, Safe Work has distributed a…

New Zealand Industry Advisory Group Formed

A Diving Industry Advisory Group (DIAG), has been formed in New Zealand to identify and reduce incidences of preventable injury through improved communications between the occupational diving sector and the regulator, WorkSafe New Zealand. The new advisory group has been…

Maurie Vierow Retires from the ADAS Board

Maurie Vierow retires from the ADAS Board of Directors after 13 years. The ADAS Board would like to extend their gratitude to Maurie Vierow for his extraordinary contribution to the ADAS Board over the past 13 years. In his role…

Safety-first

Safety Alerts

­Work Safe Victoria, NOPSEMA and IMCA have recently released safety alerts relating to occupational diving incidents. WorkSafe Victoria WorkSafe Victoria, issued a Hyperbaric Chambers Safety Alert in response to a serious incident which occurred earlier this year during the operation…

ADAS Online Revision Modules

ADAS is pleased to announce the availability of two new free online resources to help students, or currently certified ADAS members, revise some ADAS course content or to enhance their knowledge of diver-related physics, physiology, and diving illnesses. The two…

Diver Medical Technician Recertification

If you have a Diver Medical Technician (DMT) qualification, please read on to ensure a smooth recertification process. ADAS Diver Medical Technician qualification holders will know that in order to maintain your qualification, you need to undertake either a DMT refresher of…

S4 Drugs Administration Changes

Western Australia based Diver Medical Technician (DMTs) may now require a National Police Clearance to administer some medications. Changes to Western Australian drug administration guidelines highlight the need to ensure your organisation is up-to-date with state-based requirements and changes to…

Kirby Morgan Dive Systems Bulletin

A recent incident, where a diver’s helmet locking pin opened after being caught in a harness, highlights how changes to Kirby Morgan helmets can improve safety. In 2012, Kirby Morgan released a pull pin sleeve kit to help prevent the…

Board-meeting

New ADAS Board of Directors Members

ADAS Welcomes New Board of Directors Members After an extensive recruitment process, the ADAS Board of Directors recently elected to appoint four new members to the Board.  These members were selected to fill select areas of knowledge and expertise so…

ADAS Supervisor Simulators

The ADAS Supervisor Simulators are now available in Australia and New Zealand. The unique ADAS Supervisor Simulators are now available for use through the Professional Divers Training Academy (PDTA) in Banksmeadow, Sydney and the New Zealand School of Commercial Diver…

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