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$post_typeRenewal of diver medic certification during the COVID-19 pandemic Rev. 1

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”

$post_typeIMCA 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”

$post_typeIMCA 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”

$post_typeNorwegian 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extension to the validity of health certificates, offshore rotation extensions, and crew changing requirements has been withdrawn.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”

$post_typePublication of UK HSE guidance for divers and AMEDS on medical fitness and medical examination of divers during the COVID-19 outbreak

On 23 March 2020 the UK Health and Safety Executive (HSE) issued a statement which temporarily changed the validity period of Certificates of Medical Fitness to Dive issued in the United Kingdom. The attached HSE document entitled, Medical fitness and assessment of commercial divers during the COVID-19 outbreak updates the guidance in that statement. Further … Continue reading “Publication of UK HSE guidance for divers and AMEDS on medical fitness and medical examination of divers during the COVID-19 outbreak”

$post_typeIMCA 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”

$post_typeCOVID-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”

$post_typeNovel 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”