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ADAS Renewal Requirements

In order to continue holding current ADAS certifications, all ADAS members must apply to renew their certification every five years.  This article gives a reminder of how that can be done and what supporting documentation is needed. While divers and…

Approved First Aid Certifications

Holding a current First Aid certification is a mandatory component of most ADAS certifications, read on for clarification about which certifications are accepted for initial ADAS training and renewal applications. ADAS training and certification requirements are based on the AS…

WHS Certificate Reminder

The diving WHS Certificate course is now up and running.  Beat the rush and get in now to complete this short online course. In 2019, the AS 4005.2 Standard was removed from publication which means that people who undertake general…

Diver Medical Requirements

A vital safety aspect of occupational diving is that all dive team members hold current occupational dive medicals, which is mandated by AS/NZS 2299.1 Standard.  While it can be a confusing area to navigate, there are ways to ensure that…

Carbon Offset Tree Planting

The ADAS team recently worked together to offset ADAS’ carbon footprint by planting trees for a local Landcare group. In May the ADAS team ditched the office for a morning and headed for a nearby property to pitch in to…

WHS Certificate Now Available

The ADAS WHS Certificate aims to provide skills and knowledge relevant to onshore diving work classified as “general diving” – that is, diving work not deemed “high risk” in nature. Under the Model Work Health and Safety (WHS) Regulations (Part 4.8 Diving…

Change to ADAS Board

The ADAS Board of Directors welcomes two new members, Adrian Evans and Dr Stuart Cannon.  In March and April, the ADAS Board of Directors approved the appointment of Adrian and Stuart who both have a strong maritime background and can…

Safety

The first part of 2021 has fortunately been relatively quiet in regard to incidents in the hyperbaric industry.  In this issue we share an IMCA alert relating to incorrect umbilical markings. IMCA Safety Flash 09/21 Incorrect measurement and markings on…

Ship Husbandry Diving Guidance

Due to a continuing number of diver fatalities relating to ship husbandry (although thankfully none in Australia), IMCA, IOGP, and ADCI have collaborated to produce a guidance document aimed to alleviate this worrying trend. The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA)…

ADAS School Wins Excellence Award

Congratulations to the Commercial Dive Academy (CDA) on winning the Excellence in Export category in the 2021 Tasplan Business Excellence awards. In March, Tasmanian based ADAS school, the Commercial Dive Academy (CDA), won the Excellence in Export category in the…

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