Category: Safety

All divers are reminded that diving incidents and near misses are to be reported in accordance with the procedures laid down in BRd 2806(5). Of note is that the Duty Diving Standards Officer (DDSO) is to be informed by telephone …

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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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Users of AP Diving jackets with an AP200 inflator need to be aware that loosening of the plastic securing nut where the inflator hose connects can result in rapid, undemanded inflation of the BC. To avoid this issue, nuts are …

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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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Knowledge of Immersionary Pulmonary Oedema has been increasing in recent years. The Institute of Naval Medicine (INM) has published the following information that all divers should be aware of: IPO is a life-threatening condition that can develop during a dive …

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Several Suunto Zoop Novo dive computers used for AT diving have been discovered to offer reduced no-stop dive times compared to similar devices.  DSM 14-18 has been released to allow similar computers to be identifed and directs that they are …

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