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Category: Diving bulletin

Safety alert – Sizing of latex neck seals used with diving equipment

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

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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Offshore safety notice – Blocking of data communications in dynamic positioning systems

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Vessels may lose position during critical operations due to failure of their dynamic positioning system (DPS). The cause can be blocking of data communications in dynamic positioning (DP) systems dependent on data communications via a shared medium (e.g. data bus).

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Safety alert – HSE warns of dangers of diving for shellfish following two recent tragedies

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

There have been two recent fatalities involving shellfish diving in inshore waters. This safety alert is to remind those working in this sector of HSE’s guidance and their legal responsibilities.

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