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ADAS Part 4 / Closed Bell Training

After a long and thorough international review, changes to the Part 4 / Closed Bell course and some of the pre-requisites took effect in April. The review involved an extensive consultation period with members of the International Diving Regulators and Certifiers…

ADAS Course Reaccreditation

ADAS is very happy to announce the reaccreditation of its Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualifications with the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA).  The reaccreditation is the outcome of 18 months of industry consultation and planning, and gives ADAS courses…

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Safety Alerts

Two diving related safety documents have recently been issued by both WorkCover Queensland and by Kirby Morgan. WorkCover Queensland issued a safety alert relating to a serious incident which involved the mismatch on a SCUBA cylinder tank valve fitting. Whilst…

Diver Health Habits Survey

The Wesley Centre for Hyperbaric Medicine and DDRC Healthcare have worked together to develop a survey which focuses on the health habits of divers. In 2011, DDRC Healthcare, based in the UK, undertook an anonymous on-line survey to gain a…

2014 Training Fatality

In April 2014, Luqmanulhakim Bin Moien, an Occupational SCUBA student, sadly died during diver training at the New Zealand School of Commercial Diver Training (NZSCDT) an ADAS accredited training establishment. The subsequent investigation into this tragic incident led to prosecutions…

Australian / New Zealand Diving Standards

AS/NZS 2299.1-2015 Occupational diving operations Part 1: Standard operational practice has now been published. The Australian / New Zealand Standards diving committee has been actively reviewing several Standards over the past few years with the final Standard in this current…

Offshore Supervisor Scheme Changes

Changes have been made to the ADAS Offshore Supervisor certification scheme in order to simplify the application process for some applicants. The ADAS Offshore Supervisor certification scheme has recently undergone some changes to the documentation requirements in order to simplify…

Review of Diving Regulations

Have your say in 2016 about changes to current diving regulations. Safe Work Australia is currently undertaking a review of Part 4.8 of the Model Work Health and Safety Regulations. Part 4.8 of the Regulations relate specifically to diving work…

ADAS “Crossover” Process

International divers hoping to meet ADAS Part 2 or Part 3 requirements, also need to demonstrate SCUBA qualifications. ADAS currently has agreements in place with six international diving organisations, which allows ADAS divers to apply for employment overseas. The agreements…

NOPSEMA News

The National Offshore Petroleum, Safety and Environmental Management Authority (NOPSEMA) issued a safety alert in November, relating to the risks associated with electric storage batteries. They also announced the prosecution of a contractor, relating to a serious incident involving a…

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