Category: Diving Regulations

For JSAT diving the following is the document hierarchy currently in force: DSA02 DMR The Defence Maritime Regulations 2019 – this will be updated in Jan 20  and include two new regulations for AT diving (804/805) DSA02 DMR The Defence …

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BRd 2806(5) provides details of the level of training required to crossover military (RN, RE) divers to BSAC qualifications. With the changes to the Ocean Diver syllabus some of the theory lessons no longer have the same content which means …

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The next Joint Service Diving Safety Conference will be held on 18 March 2020 at 3 Royal School of Military Engineering (3 RSME) in Gibraltar Barracks, Minley. It will offer the opportunity for sub aqua divers from all 3 services …

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A letter has just been released that provides a guide to Expedition Leaders and SADS on the role of the Diving Officer in a Diving Project. This is a key appointment that has significant legal responsibilities so it is essential …

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The current document set for Adventuruous Training (AT) sub aqua diving is as follows: Defence Safety Agency DSA02 – Defence Maritime Regulations for Health, Safety and Environmental Protection Introduction and Goal and Regulations dated 1 Jan 2019 DSA02 DMR The Defence …

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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. …

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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 …

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This year’s JS Diving Safety Conference was attended by approximately 50 people and took place at HMS RALEIGH in Torpoint. After the initial welcome brief and introduction, we were treated to a presentation by Ginge Crook, JSSADC Chief Instructor, on …

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A letter has just been published that provides further clarification on Joint Service Adventurous Training (JSAT) policy for the use of Commercial MoD Approved Centres (Com MACs).  This is an update to the one issued in Sep 18 which should …

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Following several recent occasions where expeditions have received JSATFA clearance without valid laboratory gas tests, DSM 13/18 has been issued to remind single service AT desk officers of their responsibilities.   It can be downloaded at this link