Two safety events reported from IMCA include the tragic death of a dive instructor caused by incorrect valve threads on a diving cylinder, and a near miss incident where a diver’s umbilical became trapped. We also share an update from Safe Work Australia on managing psychosocial hazards in the workplace.
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 Work), diving is categorised as either “general diving” or “high risk diving”. All diving undertaken in the states/territories which have adopted the Model WHS Regulations will fall into one of these categories.
By completing the WHS Certificate you will gain valuable safety information to help protect you, and the people you work with, from preventable accidents and injuries when undertaking general diving work. It will also give you an understanding of your duty of care in the workplace and your legal requirements when operating as an occupational diver for onshore diving work.
Successful completion of this course alone will not fulfil all requirements of State WHS Regulations for workers undertaking general diving. However, some regulatory authorities, such as SafeWork NSW, have identified that workers undertaking general diving must demonstrate competency in the three units delivered in this course to meet the requirements of the Regulations.
The WHS Certificate course is undertaken entirely online and is designed to be self-paced and self-directed. Assessment of the course includes in-course quizzes and a final exam which is invigilated remotely through Proctorio, an online invigilation service. For more information about Proctorio please follow this link.
To enrol in the course, follow this link. If you have any questions about the course or the enrolment process, please contact ADAS on: email@example.com
More details about the course can be found on the WHS Certificate page.