Briefing iconIMCA Diving Supervisor and ALST Training During the COVID-19 Pandemic

IMCA-approved Trainee Air Diving Supervisor (TADS), Trainee Bell Diving Supervisor (TBDS) and Assistant Life Support Technician (ALST) courses are currently delivered by DT2 Training Supplier Members in accordance with IMCA D 013 – IMCA offshore diving supervisor and life support technician certification schemes. This Information Note has been drafted to provide guidance for training establishments … Continue reading “IMCA Diving Supervisor and ALST Training During the COVID-19 Pandemic”

Briefing iconCOVID-19 and returning to the workplace

The COVID-19 pandemic has had an unprecedented impact on the global economy and continues to present the marine contracting sector with some significant challenges, particularly when in association with the effects of the recent fall in the price of oil. This Information Note provides members with information intended to help them safely re-establish working arrangements … Continue reading “COVID-19 and returning to the workplace”

Briefing iconIMCA Diver Medic Training During COVID-19

IMCA approved Diver Medic Technician (DMT) courses are currently taught by a number of training providers worldwide in accordance with IMCA D 020 IMCA Scheme for Recognition of Diver Medic Training – Guidance for training establishments. This Information Note has been drafted to provide guidance to training establishments intending to offer IMCA approved DMT courses … Continue reading “IMCA Diver Medic Training During COVID-19”

Briefing iconNorwegian directorate of health statement normalising the validity of offshore health certificates and divers’ health certificates

Information Note 10/20 NORWAY Covid-19 response – extension to the validity of health certificates, offshore rotation extensions, and crew changing requirements has been withdrawn. Your attention is brought to the following information regarding the validity period of Offshore Health Certificates and Diving Health Certificates issued in Norway. Background In order to reduce the risk of … Continue reading “Norwegian directorate of health statement normalising the validity of offshore health certificates and divers’ health certificates”

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”