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Category: Diving

Diving Information Sheets (DVIS) revised

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

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

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

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 […]

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Diving contractor fined for safety failings

Friday, April 8, 2016

A diving contractor from Johnstone, Renfrewshire, has been fined for safety failings in operations for shellfish diving.

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RR1073 – The provision of breathing gas to divers in emergency situations

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

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)

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

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

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

The full statistical report and industry specific data can be found online.

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Skipper sentenced for failings leading to diver death

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

The skipper of a shellfish fishing boat has been sentenced for serious safety failings after the death of a diver in the River Forth Estuary. 

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Updated list of approved diving qualifications – March 2015

Monday, May 18, 2015

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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