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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…

Imca

IMCA Safety Flash

The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) issued safety flash 22/15 in December relating to significant incidents reported by IMCA member companies. Safety flash 22/15 includes details about corrosion related failure of bolts used to secure lifeboat winches; catastrophic failure of…

ADAS Diving Supervisor Simulator

ADAS diving supervisor simulators help students meet critical competency requirements. The ADAS diving supervisor simulators, which were a world first development by ADAS in 2011, are now available for use by diving supervisors who either need to gain panel hours…

ADAS Remembers Bruce “Bruco” Thompson

Bruce Thompson, contributor to the establishment of ADAS, passes away at the age of 78 after a long and illustrious career in both military and commercial diving industries. Beginning his diving career at the age of 22, Bruce was an…

New ADAS Cards Explained

An information page explaining the new ADAS cards has been developed. In May 2015 the new look ADAS cards were launched and have been issued to new and existing ADAS members since that time. Due to the changes between the…

Safety-first

Safety in Diving

Three articles which show different aspects of safety at work and some interesting resources for you to use.   As always, dive team safety is an integral part of any work within the diving industry. Below are three articles which…

NSW Police Diving Unit Member Retires

After 35 years, Sergeant John Marshall recently left the NSW Police Dive Squad, or has he? Sergeant John Marshall recently retired from the NSW Police Force. John has been the Service Technician for the NSW Police Diving Unit for the…

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