Category: Safety

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

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 …

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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 …

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The next Joint Service Diving Safety Conference will be held on 20 Mar 2019 at HMS RALEIGH and will offer the opportunity for sub aqua divers from all 3 services to meet, share experiences and knowledge.  There will be a …

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After our conversion to MoD Net, all JSSADC email addresses have changed.  You can now contact us using the following: [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected]

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Diving Safety Memorandum 09/18 has just been released and provides information on the impact Over The Counter (OTC) medication can have on fitness to dive.  In particular there are issues with Sidenafil (Viagra) and other drugs, which cause a similar effect …

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There exists a possibility for the Oceanic diaphragm style regulators sold or serviced between October 1, 2017 and May 25, 2018 with a new HP Poppet to significantly restrict airflow at low tank pressures (below 500 psi), posing a drowning …

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During a recent rescue drill, a defective throw line was discovered with a very low breaking strain.  Riber Products Limited (RIBER) who supplied it have identified a batch of 208 throw bags which could be at risk. To ensure that throw …

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Following the upgrade to MoD Net, the Diving Standards Team have changed their email addresses.  They can now be contacted as below: Nick Harrington, DSO(AT) – [email protected] Marc Sturch, DSI(AT) – [email protected] Although their currently email addresses still work, it …

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This year’s JS Diving Safety Conference was attended by approximately 90 people and was hosted by the Royal Air Force Sub Aqua Association at RAF Brize Norton. After the initial welcome and admin brief, the conference opened with an update …

2018 JS Diving Safety Conference – Report Read More »

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