IMCA guidance helps diving contractors ensure and demonstrate the competence of their personnel working offshore in safety-critical positions, as part of the wider IMCA competence assurance and assessment framework.
The guidance covers the following a number of offshore diving positions including:
- Diving superintendent
- Bell diving supervisor
- Air diving supervisor
- Bell (saturation) diver
- Air (surface) diver
- Life support supervisor
- Life support technician
- Assistant life support technician
- Senior dive technician
- Senior dive technician (surface supplied only)
- Dive technician
- Diver medic.
For each position, entry level qualifications and acceptance criteria are listed. For example, the entry level qualifications for a tender are an offshore medical and an offshore survival course (both suitable for the geographical area of work) and employer company familiarisation.
Competence assessment includes a summary of the knowledge required, a way to demonstrate competence, and acceptance criteria.
- Details are available in Guidance on competence assurance and assessment: Diving Division