Monthly Archives: May 2019

BSAC Membership for Expeditions

Unique for members of the military, BSAC offer a three month membership for those participating in expeditions under the JSAT scheme.

The cost is £25 for a three month membership which will provide the standard BSAC 3rd party liability insurance, membership card and iScuba (by email).

This is now available direct from the BSAC website by clicking on this link.




Annual Branch Lab Tests

BRd 2806(5) mandates that all service operated compressors pass an annual laboratory test. It would appear that not all branches are aware that it is possible to demand a sample cylinder and have this test carried out using service resources.

The policy and standards for breathing gas testing are laid out in JSP 319 Pt2 Vol 1. This also provides the NSN of the Diving Gas Sample Cylinder which is 6830-99-172-2256.

Units who are struggling to demand the cylinder should take a copy of the relevant sections of BRd 2806(5) and JSP 319 to their chain of command to exlain that this is mandated policy. It this is unsuccessful, further advice and guidance can obtained from JSSADC.




New Diving Safety Website

The Defence Diving Standards Team (DDST) Diving Safety Website has recently been moved onto SharePoint and therefore has a new address. Please note that this only works on the MoD intranet (i.e ModNet)

https://modgovuk.sharepoint.com/sites/defnet/Navy/Pages/DDST.aspx

You should update any bookmarks, etc that you haved saved to reflect the new address.