HSE RSS feeds » Diving http://news.hse.gov.uk News and updates about health and safety from the Health and Safety Executive Tue, 14 Feb 2017 09:29:30 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2 Diving contractor fined for safety failings http://press.hse.gov.uk/2016/diving-contractor-fined-for-safety-failings/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2016/diving-contractor-fined-for-safety-failings/#comments Fri, 08 Apr 2016 14:05:31 +0000 HSE http://press.hse.gov.uk/2016/diving-contractor-fined-for-safety-failings/8802 http://news.hse.gov.uk/2016/04/08/diving-contractor-fined-for-safety-failings/feed/ 0 RR1073 – The provision of breathing gas to divers in emergency situations http://www.hse.gov.uk/research/rrhtm/rr1073.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/research/rrhtm/rr1073.htm#comments Wed, 02 Mar 2016 11:00:41 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=51145 The report examined the diving industry guidance provided to divers and supervisors in the amount and method of determining how much emergency gas a diver can require.

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MA1 – The medical examination and assessment of commercial divers (rev4) http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/ma1.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/ma1.htm#comments Tue, 17 Nov 2015 09:00:04 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=50186 This revised publication is primarily for HSE Approved Medical Examiners of Divers (AMEDs) in performing fitness to dive medicals for the purposes of the Diving at Work Regulations 1997. The document may also be of interest to commercial divers.

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HSE releases injury and ill-health statistics 2014/15 http://www.hse.gov.uk/statistics/index.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/statistics/index.htm#comments Wed, 28 Oct 2015 09:00:53 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=49939 The full statistical report and industry specific data can be found online.

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Skipper sentenced for failings leading to diver death http://press.hse.gov.uk/2015/skipper-sentenced-for-failings-leading-to-diver-death/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2015/skipper-sentenced-for-failings-leading-to-diver-death/#comments Wed, 29 Jul 2015 13:45:53 +0000 HSE http://press.hse.gov.uk/2015/skipper-sentenced-for-failings-leading-to-diver-death/6929 http://news.hse.gov.uk/2015/07/29/skipper-sentenced-for-failings-leading-to-diver-death/feed/ 0 Updated list of approved diving qualifications – March 2015 http://www.hse.gov.uk/diving/qualifications/index.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/diving/qualifications/index.htm#comments Mon, 18 May 2015 15:00:05 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=48242 This updated list includes a new class of diving – commercial acquaint diving – which will allow organisations who have written permission from HSE to carry out ‘try dives’ using Surface Supplied equipment.

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Skipper jailed for failings that lead to death of diver (COPFS release) http://press.hse.gov.uk/2015/skipper-jailed-for-failings-that-lead-to-death-of-diver-copfs-release/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2015/skipper-jailed-for-failings-that-lead-to-death-of-diver-copfs-release/#comments Thu, 19 Mar 2015 14:30:29 +0000 HSE http://press.hse.gov.uk/2015/skipper-jailed-for-failings-that-lead-to-death-of-diver-copfs-release/6065 http://news.hse.gov.uk/2015/03/19/skipper-jailed-for-failings-that-lead-to-death-of-diver-copfs-release/feed/ 0 HSE jobs – Onshore Diving Specialist http://www.hse.gov.uk/careers/osd-onshore-diving-specialist-inspector.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/careers/osd-onshore-diving-specialist-inspector.htm#comments Wed, 04 Mar 2015 15:30:39 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=47818 To inspect and audit companies involved in diving operations and related activities, investigate accidents, complaints and dangerous occurrences, develop technical standards and guidance.

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INDG266 – Are you involved in a diving project at work? (revised) http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/indg266.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/indg266.htm#comments Wed, 18 Feb 2015 11:00:23 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=47677 This leaflet is aimed at anyone who is involved in a diving project and provides a simplified overview of a number of the main legal responsibilities that apply.

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L107 – Scientific and archaeological diving projects: ACOP and guidance (2nd edition) http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/books/L107.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/books/L107.htm#comments Mon, 08 Dec 2014 14:50:46 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=46963 This publication sets out what you have to do to comply with the Diving at Work Regulations 1997. It applies to divers who are engaged in scientific and archaeological diving projects within UK waters. This document has been updated, the most significant changes relate to diving in pools and tanks and two-way communications.

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L106 – Media diving projects: ACOP and guidance (2nd edition) http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/books/L106.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/books/L106.htm#comments Mon, 08 Dec 2014 14:45:15 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=46961 This publication sets out what you have to do to comply with the Diving at Work Regulations 1997. It applies to all media divers and diving projects within UK waters adjacent to Great Britain. This document has been updated, the most significant changes relate to availability of compression chambers and fitness to dive.

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L105 – Recreational diving projects: ACOP and guidance (2nd edition) http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/books/l105.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/books/l105.htm#comments Mon, 08 Dec 2014 14:40:45 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=46959 This publication and associated guidance provides practical advice and sets out what you have to do to comply with the requirements of the Diving at Work Regulations 1997. This document has been updated to reflect changes in technology and industry practice. The most significant changes relate to availability of compression chambers and fitness to dive.

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L104 – Commercial diving projects inland/inshore: ACOP and guidance (2nd edition) http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/books/l104.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/books/l104.htm#comments Mon, 08 Dec 2014 14:35:43 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=46957 This publication provides practical advice and sets out what you have to do to comply with the Diving at Work Regulations 1997. This edition has been revised in order to simplify and update some information. The most significant changes relate to availability of compression chambers, fitness to dive, dive teams and partial pressure of oxygen.

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L103 – Commercial diving projects offshore: ACOP and guidance (2nd edition) http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/books/l103.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/books/l103.htm#comments Mon, 08 Dec 2014 14:30:11 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=46953 This publication sets out what you have to do to comply with the requirements of the Diving at Work Regulations 1997. This edition has been revised in order to simplify and update some of the information. The most significant changes relate to closed bell projects, fitness to dive, bell operations and partial pressure of oxygen.

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Updated diving ACOPs published http://www.hse.gov.uk/diving/acop.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/diving/acop.htm#comments Mon, 08 Dec 2014 12:00:49 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=46981 A revised set of ACOPs for the diving industry has been launched, providing practical advice on how to comply with the Diving at Work Regulations 1997. Each ACOP has been updated to provide greater clarity, reflect changes in technology and industry practice, remove inconsistencies and to replace references that have become outdated.

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Proposals to amend safety of pressure systems ACOP http://www.hse.gov.uk/consult/condocs/cd270.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/consult/condocs/cd270.htm#comments Tue, 02 Sep 2014 13:15:20 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=45973 Public consultation runs from 1 September to 13 October 2014 – have your say on the revised version of the ACOP relating to the Pressure Systems Safety Regulations 2000 – L122 (PSSR ACOP). The consultation asks specific questions on the new format of the ACOP.

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HSE51 – Regulation of health and safety at work http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/hse51.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/hse51.htm#comments Thu, 07 Aug 2014 14:00:30 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=45758 HSE has published a document that explains the main features of the regulatory approach taken by HSE and local authorities to improve standards in health and safety performance. The document will be of interest to businesses regulated by HSE and local authorities, as well as others working in health and safety.

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Consultation – Proposals to exempt certain self-employed people from health and safety law http://www.hse.gov.uk/consult/condocs/cd273.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/consult/condocs/cd273.htm#comments Tue, 08 Jul 2014 14:00:47 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=45558 Public consultation; have your say by 31 August 2014. Plans to make self-employed people exempt from Section 3(2) HSWA – unless their work involves prescribed activities, listed in the consultation.

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Safety alert – Sizing of latex neck seals used with diving equipment http://www.hse.gov.uk/safetybulletins/latex-neck-seals.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/safetybulletins/latex-neck-seals.htm#comments Wed, 27 Nov 2013 16:16:28 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=43579 Latex neck seals used in the diving industry need to be correctly fitted to the diver. A neck seal that is too large allows water ingress or gas escape and a neck seal that is too small can cause severe breathing problems.

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HSE unveils changes to reporting requirements http://press.hse.gov.uk/2013/hse-riddor-reporting-changes/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2013/hse-riddor-reporting-changes/#comments Tue, 01 Oct 2013 10:20:31 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=42892 The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has formally implemented changes to simplify the mandatory reporting of workplace injuries for businesses.

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