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Diving Information Sheets (DVIS) revised

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.....

Added on: 13/07/2018

Safety Alert – Cylinders manufactured from aluminium alloys HE30/AA6082 and AA6351 and used primarily for gases for underwater breathing apparatus

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 AA....

Added on: 13/07/2018

Updated list of approved diving qualifications – March 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 Suppl....

Added on: 22/05/2015

HSE jobs – Onshore Diving Specialist

To inspect and audit companies involved in diving operations and related activities, investigate accidents, complaints and dangerous occurrences, develop technical standards and guidance.....

Added on: 01/05/2015

Skipper jailed for failings that lead to death of diver (COPFS release)

Guthrie Melville, the skipper of the boat ‘Solstice’, has been sentenced to nine month imprisonment today at Stirling Sheriff Court for health and safety regulatory failings that lead to t....

Added on: 01/05/2015

INDG266 – Are you involved in a diving project at work? (revised)

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.....

Added on: 02/04/2015

Updated diving ACOPs published

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 c....

Added on: 02/04/2015

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