Briefing iconIMCA announces successful launch of diving supervisor CPD scheme and app

The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) is pleased to announce the successful launch of a continuing professional development (CPD) scheme and App for diving supervisors. The aim of the CPD scheme is to keep supervisors up to date with the latest information and recent changes in guidance from IMCA. Registration is free for 2020. The … Continue reading “IMCA announces successful launch of diving supervisor CPD scheme and app”

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 iconIMCA clarification of test requirements for DP annual trials programmes

IMCA has become aware that some vessel owner/operators are undertaking a fixed percentage of an overall trials programme per year on the basis that over 5 years the full programme has been completed. This is not in compliance with IMO and IMCA guidelines Guidance for developing and conducting DP annual trials programmes (IMCA M 190). … Continue reading “IMCA clarification of test requirements for DP annual trials programmes”