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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…

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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…

Closed-bell

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…

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