Background Testing for Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) has become commonplace since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. Obtaining a sample for testing currently involves the use of a single swab to collect samples from the throat and nose. Taking a high-quality sample can be conducted by a variety of trained personnel or by the individual. It is … Continue reading “COVID-19 Swab-Test Training for IMCA Diver Medics”
A. Background IMCA recognises diver medic training courses provided by a number of establishments (listed at https://www.imca-int.com/diver-medic-courses) which have been audited in accordance with guidance note IMCA Scheme for Recognition of Diver Medic Training – Guidance for training establishments (IMCA D 020). These establishments issue IMCA recognised Diver Medic Technician (DMT) certificates which are normally … Continue reading “Renewal of diver medic certification during the COVID-19 pandemic Rev. 1”
This Information Note supersedes Information Note IMCA D 11/20 Extension to the Validity of Diver Medicals During the COVID-19 Pandemic and IMCA Policy for the Validity of Diver Medicals During the COVID-19 Pandemic (Rev.1), which are withdrawn.
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”
Further to IMCA information note M 01/20, Marine and DP Assurance – IMCA Advice During Ongoing COVID-19 Situation, the temporary validity extension of eCMID / eMISW inspections ends in July.
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”
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”
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”
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This update further collates shared good practice guidance and feedback from our members on practical ways to address the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic. We continue to encourage our members to share their solutions for the greater good of all in our industry. The measures taken by our members in response to the outbreak are … Continue reading “Guidance on crew management during the COVID-19 outbreak”