Diving Briefing

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$post_typeUK 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”

$post_typeExtension to the validity of diver medicals during the COVID-19 pandemic

Your attention is brought to the following change to the validity period of certificates of medical fitness to dive during the current emergency. Background Section 6.4 of the IMCA International Code of Practice for Offshore Diving (IMCA D 014) requires that all divers at work must have a valid certificate of medical fitness to dive … Continue reading “Extension to the validity of diver medicals during the COVID-19 pandemic”

$post_typeNorway COVID response – extension to the validity of health certificates, offshore rotation extensions, and crew changing requirements

Your attention is brought to the following temporary changes to the validity period of Offshore Health Certificates and Diving Health Certificates issued in Norway. Background In order to reduce the risk of the spread of the Coronavirus to the health service and to enable critical activities to continue within the oil and gas sector in … Continue reading “Norway COVID response – extension to the validity of health certificates, offshore rotation extensions, and crew changing requirements”

$post_typeChanges to the Norwegian directoriate of health validity of Norwegian offshore and diving health certificates – COVID-19

Your attention is brought to the following temporary changes to the validity period of Offshore Health Certificates and Diving Health Certificates issued in Norway. Background In order to reduce the risk of the spread of the Coronavirus to the health service and to enable critical activities to continue within the oil and gas sector in … Continue reading “Changes to the Norwegian directoriate of health validity of Norwegian offshore and diving health certificates – COVID-19”

$post_typeIMCA life support technician examination – recommended study material

IMCA is frequently asked for a study guide to help Assistant Life Support Technicians (ALST) candidates prepare for the IMCA Life Support Technician (LST) certification examination. As part of the recent revision of the IMCA exam system, all IMCA Supervisor and LST exams are now generated from a question bank, ensuring that no two exams … Continue reading “IMCA life support technician examination – recommended study material”

$post_typeIMCA air diving supervisor examination – recommended study material

IMCA is frequently asked for a study guide to help candidates preparing to sit the IMCA Air Diving Supervisor certification examination. As part of the recent revision of the IMCA exam system, all IMCA Supervisor and LST exams are now generated from a question bank, ensuring that no two exams are the same. In addition, … Continue reading “IMCA air diving supervisor examination – recommended study material”

$post_typeNovel Coronavirus (COVID-19) – guidance for diving contractors

1           BACKGROUND The novel Coronavirus disease, now named COVID-19, is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person. It was first identified during an outbreak in Wuhan, China in December 2019 and has since spread worldwide with increasing signs that it is spreading easily in the community. There is currently no vaccine to … Continue reading “Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) – guidance for diving contractors”

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

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 valid for … Continue reading “Renewal of diver medic certification during the COVID-19 pandemic”