HSE RSS feeds » Diving http://news.hse.gov.uk News and updates about health and safety from the Health and Safety Executive Mon, 09 Jul 2018 16:02:11 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2 Diving Information Sheets (DVIS) revised http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/diveindx.htm#diving-info-sheets http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/diveindx.htm#diving-info-sheets#comments Wed, 09 May 2018 07:33:36 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=58730 DVIS Number 5, 7, 9, have been significantly updated in consultation with industry.  DVIS 12, 13, 14, incorporate minor updates to align with the current version of the ACoPs.

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Safety Alert – Cylinders manufactured from aluminium alloys HE30/AA6082 and AA6351 and used primarily for gases for underwater breathing apparatus http://www.hse.gov.uk/safetybulletins/aluminium-cylinders.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/safetybulletins/aluminium-cylinders.htm#comments Wed, 18 Apr 2018 14:47:24 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=58657 There have been several recent catastrophic failures of aluminium cylinders used primarily to contain gases for underwater breathing apparatus and manufactured from aluminium alloys HE30/AA6082 and AA6351. These cylinders should only be used if they have undergone thorough visual inspection and testing with an eddy-current device by a competent inspector.
Failure to conduct such inspection and testing could result in serious harm.

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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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