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ADAS Training in the UAE

The New Zealand based ADAS training facility, Subsea Training Centre (STC), recently conducted offshore diver training and assessment in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The course, which was undertaken in partnership with the UAE based segment of Archirodon Construction Group…

ADAS Simulators

Two ADAS diving supervisor training simulators continue to be available for existing and prospective diving supervisors to undertake training, verification of competency, or panel time. Since the introduction of the ADAS Diving Supervisor Training Simulators in late 2010, the diving…

Safety-first

Safety

The safety focus for this newsletter relates to a technical service bulletin issued by Broco/Rankin and a HSE safety alert regarding catastrophic failures of certain aluminium SCUBA cylinders. Broco/Rankin Technical Service Bulletin On March 13th 2018 a technical service bulletin…

Pearl Diver Fatality Coronial Findings

In April 2012 a drift diver, Jarrod Hampton, died after undertaking routine drift diving work to collect pearl oysters.  Jarrod’s death has been investigated by authorities since that time with the Western Australia Coroner’s court releasing its findings in February…

Police Diver Training

In early February members of the South Australia Police Water Operations Unit and the Victoria Police Search and Rescue Squad undertook combined diving operations for a two week period near Mount Gambier, South Australia. These operations acted as a way…

AMSA Wants Your Opinion!

Have your say!  The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) is requesting input from the Hyperbaric industry into the content of the International Maritime Organisation’s (IMO) “Code of Safety for Diving Systems” and the “Guidelines and Specifications for Hyperbaric Evacuations Systems”.…

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IMCA Resilience Awareness Program

The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) launched a Resilience Awareness Program in January 2018 which is tailored for people in the marine contracting industry and aims to assist organisations and individuals to cope with challenging issues and to build resilience…

ADAS Assistance to TUCT Students

Since the unexpected closure of The Underwater Centre Tasmania (TUCT) in September 2017, ADAS has been working hard to provide both financial and training assistance to students who were adversely affected by the closure.  ADAS is happy to share that…

Have Your Say!

The ADAS Board recently established a working group to consider the provision of additional courseware that could be added to existing ADAS courses or delivered in their own right.  These would be courses or skill sets beyond fundamental diver or…

WorkSafe Victoria Deep Dives into Safety

A number of WorkSafe Victoria Work Health and Safety inspectors were recently involved in an 'on the job' training day to expand their knowledge in the running of an occupational diving project and site. Attendees felt the experience was valuable…

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