WOrk, Health,Safety and Environment
Work Health and Safety
Regulations, Systems and Standards
Ensuring projects are completed in a safe manner is a paramount concern for all contracts Diving Co engage in. WHS management systems are in place for all aspects of the diving work completed by the Diving Co along with stringent adherence to all relevant operational codes and standards.
Relevant standards include:
- Work Health and Safety Act 2011
- Work Health and Safety Regulation 2011
- AS 2299:1:2007 Occupational diving operations – Standard operation practice
- AS/NZS 1337 :1992, Eye Protectors for industrial applications
- AS 1512 Personal Floatation Devices
A commercial diver must be recognised through the accreditation scheme provided by the Australian Government which goes under the name 'Australian Diver Accreditation Scheme' (ADAS). To be deemed suitable to be accredited for commercial diving work, members must pass knowledge, practical and medical examinations. Once qualified as a commercial diver, medical examinations are carried out annually to ensure the divers meet health requirements and are fit to dive.
Minimum health and safety certification for diving personnel:
- NSW WorkCover Construction General Induction or equivalent
- Australian Diver Accreditation Scheme (ADAS) - SSBA ( Part 2)
- First Aid, CPR, O2 administration
- Current diver medical certificate complying to AS/NZ 2299 Occupational Diving Standard
The Diving Co (NSW) PTY LTD - Work Health and Safety Policy:
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Diving Co is committed to ensuring our policies and actions reflect our environmentally conscious attitude. The environment is everyone’s responsibility and at Diving Co we strive to ensure our impact, both from our works and our use of resources is maintained at a sustainable level. Both management and employees maintain a proactive approach to environmental issues whilst also being knowledgeable in environmental policies and Diving Co’s environmental response systems.
Diving Co adhere’s to all relevant environmental policies and acts for all operations both terrestrial and marine. Local policies for projects regarding local flora, fauna and environment are also adhered to provided they do not violate Australian environmental legislation.
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Introduction to Commercial Diving
Introduction to diving is a document created to assist safety management personnel in their decision making process. The aim of the document is to give an overview of what we do and how we do it.
Being clear with our clients about what occurs underwater, the methods and techniques in place as well as what equipment we use gives us good communication. Using this communication we can generate a synergistic environment where the quality, safety and environmental interests of our clients can be preserved.
Click the link below to see our "introduction to commercial diving" document.
Introduction to Diving..pdf
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