Category: Diving Regulations

The Role of the Diving Officer in a Diving Project

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

Tagged with: , , ,

AT Diving Regulations (Jun 19)

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 Defence Code of Practice

Tagged with: , ,

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.

Tagged with: ,

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

Tagged with: , ,

Military Diver CrossOver

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

Tagged with: ,

2019 JS Diving Safety Conference

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

Tagged with: ,

Use of Commercial MoD Approved Centres (Com MACs)

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

Tagged with: , ,

DSM 13/18 Gas Testing for AT Diving

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

AT Diving Incident Form (Dec 18)

BRd 2806(5) requires all incidents to be notified to the Defence Diving Standards Team (DST) using a slightly modified British Sub Aqua Club (BSAC) incident reporting form.   This form has been updated to include the latest email addresses and job

Tagged with: ,

SADS Registration Form

A number of people have made us aware that the pdf version of the SADS Registration Form contained in BRd 2806(5) doesn’t work on some operating systems or browsers. In order to overcome this issue, a word versions can be

Tagged with: , , , ,
Top