A Victorian diving company that conducts water tank and irrigation inspections and repairs has been fined $730,000 by WorkSafe for repeatedly putting workers' lives in danger.
Congratulations to members of the New South Wales Police Diving Unit, an ADAS Accredited Training Establishment (ATE), who were recently recognised in the Australian 2021 National Search and Rescue Awards.
The Professional Search and Rescue Award was awarded to NSW Police Divers, Senior Sergeant Raymon Busby, Sergeant Josh Lisle, Sergeant Steven Wye, Senior Constable Tim Boardman, and Senior Constable Ryan Good, for the rescue and recovery of two people swept into a whirlpool in the Blue Mountains.
Although the rescue involved conditions the team had not encountered before, and there was a high risk of them becoming trapped or entangled themselves, Mark Morrow from the Australian Maritime Safety Authority is quoted as saying “This incident was physically and mentally fatiguing for the officers involved and their efforts under the challenging circumstances were truly outstanding”.
See the full article: Water Police Recognised for Efforts in Dangerous Recovery and Record-long Yacht Tow, in National Awards on the New South Wales Police website.
*ADAS newsletter item created and image used with permission of Senior Sergeant Raymon Busby of NSW Police Search and Rescue.