Diver safety – high pressure water jetting

The Australian National Offshore Petroleum Safety Authority (NOPSA) has recently published Safety Alert 46 (attached) regarding diver safety during high pressure water jetting operations. The alert highlights an incident where a diver sustained a serious injury when the retro diffuser tube became detached from the gun allowing the full force of the retro jet to penetrate the diver’s arm.

This information can also be found at nopsa.gov.au/alert/Alert46.pdf