Briefing iconCOVID-19 – An example of a risk assessment undertaken by an IMCA Diving Contractor

This Information Note contains a sample of a robust risk assessment recently undertaken by an IMCA Member. In this example, the bowtie risk assessment methodology was selected and used to help the company identify appropriate measures for preventing the occurrence of contagious disease (in this case COVID-19) on a DSV. It was also employed to … Continue reading “COVID-19 – An example of a risk assessment undertaken by an IMCA Diving Contractor”

Briefing iconNovel Coronavirus (COVID-19) – guidance for diving contractors – Rev. 1

Updated 23 April 2020 This Information Note has been prepared by IMCA Diving Division Members and members of the Diving Medical Advisory Committee (DMAC). It is also fully endorsed by the Working Committee of the International Diving Industry Forum (IDIF). 1           BACKGROUND The novel Coronavirus disease, now named COVID-19, is a respiratory illness that can … Continue reading “Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) – guidance for diving contractors – Rev. 1”

Briefing iconExtension of the renewal period for annual DESIGN audits during the COVID-19 pandemic

IMCA has been asked to consider extending the permitted renewal period for annual DESIGN audits during the current COVID-19 pandemic. This Information Note will only apply where an annual DESIGN audit cannot currently be undertaken safely by competent personnel. Background The following extract from Guidance on auditing of diving systems (IMCA D 011) contains IMCA’s … Continue reading “Extension of the renewal period for annual DESIGN audits during the COVID-19 pandemic”

Briefing iconOCIMF Covid-19 Update Bulletin #6 – SIRE/OVID Inspections and Reports

COVID-19 continues to challenge our industry on many fronts. While we all work through this unprecedented situation it is important to maintain delivery of essential goods and services on a global basis. OCIMF members, SIRE/OVID report users, vessel operators and inspectors are finding it very difficult to continue normal inspection regimes due to restrictions in … Continue reading “OCIMF Covid-19 Update Bulletin #6 – SIRE/OVID Inspections and Reports”

Briefing iconNorwegian Oil and Gas Association document COVID-19 and offshore diving (Norway)

Members should note that Norwegian Oil and Gas has produced a very useful document setting out measures to be taken to reduce the spread of Covid-19 during manned underwater operations on the Norwegian Continental Shelf.  The document is entitled, “COVID 19 and Offshore Diving (Norway)”. The latest news and clarifications related to coronavirus (COVID-19) and … Continue reading “Norwegian Oil and Gas Association document COVID-19 and offshore diving (Norway)”

Briefing iconUK Health and Safety Executive (HSE) COVID response – extension to the validity of certificates of medical fitness to dive

Your attention is brought to the following temporary change to the validity period of Certificates of Medical Fitness to Dive issued in the United Kingdom. Statement from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) on 23 March 2020 The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is aware that people holding certificates of medical fitness to dive, might … Continue reading “UK Health and Safety Executive (HSE) COVID response – extension to the validity of certificates of medical fitness to dive”