AODC Publications

The following guidance documents were published by IMCA’s predecessor organisation AODC:

Reference Title Date Current Document
AODC 001 Guidance notes/code of practice on certain aspects of the design and operation of diving bells Feb 1980 Emergency procedures - provisions to be included for diving bell recovery
AODC 002 Length of umbilicals Jun 1980 Guidance for diving supervisors
AODC 003 Crane hooks Dec 1980 Guidelines for lifting operations
AODC 004 Hyperbaric evacuation using the diving bell Feb 1981 Withdrawn
AODC 005 Emergency diving bell recovery 'location of diving bell' Jun 1981 Emergency procedures - provisions to be included for diving bell recovery
AODC 006 Guidelines for the selection of bell diving supervisors Nov 1981 IMCA offshore diving supervisor and life support technician certification schemes
AODC 007 Code of practice for the use of high pressure water jetting techniques by divers Mar 1983 Code of practice for the use of high pressure jetting equipment by divers
AODC 008 Guidelines for the selection of air diving supervisors Jun 1982 IMCA offshore diving supervisor and life support technician certification schemes
AODC 009 Emergency isolation of gas circuits in the event of a ruptured bell umbilical Jul 1982
AODC 010 Gas cylinders used in conjunction with diving operations in areas governed by UK Regulations Mar 1994 Code of practice for the initial and periodic examination, testing and certification of diving plant and equipment
AODC 011 Tax allowances for diver training Jan 1983 Withdrawn
AODC 012 Bell emergency location equipment trials Feb 1983
AODC 013 General diving services contract Mar 1983 Withdrawn
AODC 014 Minimum quantities of gas required offshore Jul 1983 Minimum quantities of gas required offshore
AODC 015 Surface orientated (air) diving from DP vessels Aug 1983 Diving operations from vessels operating in dynamically positioned mode
AODC 016 Marking and colour coding of gas cylinders, quads and banks for diving applications Mar 1994 Marking and colour coding of gas cylinders, quads and banks for diving applications
AODC 017 Guidance note on the marking of hyperbaric rescue systems designed to float in water Feb 1984 Marking of hyperbaric rescue systems designed to float in water
AODC 018 Attachment of loads to lifting hooks during diving operations Dec 1995 Guidelines for lifting operations
AODC 019 Emergency procedures - provisions to be included for diving bell recovery Apr 1996 Rev. 1
AODC 020 Length of divers' umbilicals from diving bells Jun 1984 Guidance for diving supervisors
AODC 021 Hyperbaric evacuation using the diving bell Aug 1984 Withdrawn
AODC 022 Code of practice for the operation of manned submersible craft Mar 1984 Withdrawn
AODC 023 Life support technician scheme Jun 1984 IMCA offshore diving supervisor and life support technician certification schemes
AODC 024 Selection criteria for air diving supervisors for operations where a compression chamber is required on site Sep 1984 IMCA offshore diving supervisor and life support technician certification schemes
AODC 025 Selection criteria for mixed gas or bell diving supervisors Sep 1984 IMCA offshore diving supervisor and life support technician certification schemes
AODC 026 Diver emergency heating Sep 1984 Diver emergency heating report (1984)
AODC 027 Oil lubricated compressors Sep 1984 Oil lubricated compressors
AODC 028 Diver's gas supply Nov 1984 Withdrawn
AODC 029 Oxygen cleaning Nov 1984 Cleaning for oxygen service: Setting up facilities and procedures
AODC 030 Acrylic plastic viewports Nov 1984 Acrylic plastic viewports
AODC 031 Communications with divers Nov 1984 Withdrawn
AODC 032 Remotely operated vehicle intervention during diving operations Sep 1992 Withdrawn
AODC 033 Responsibility for underwater inspection Oct 1985 IMCA international code of practice for offshore diving
AODC 034 Diving when there is poor surface visibility Oct 1985 Withdrawn
AODC 035 Code of practice for the safe use of electricity underwater Sep 1985 Code of practice for the safe use of electricity under water
AODC 036 The initial and periodic examination, testing and certification of ROV handling systems Feb 1988 The initial and periodic examination, testing and certification of ROV launch and recovery systems
AODC 037 Periodic examination of bail-out bottles Feb 1986 Code of practice for the initial and periodic examination, testing and certification of diving plant and equipment
AODC 038 Guidance on the use of inert gases Feb 1986
AODC 039 Emergency air bottles in diving baskets Apr 1986 Diving Equipment Systems Inspection Guidance Note (DESIGN) for surface orientated (air) diving systems
AODC 040 Hyperbaric evacuation study Jun 1986 Withdrawn
AODC 041 The initial and periodic testing, examination and certification of diving plant and equipment May 1986 Code of practice for the initial and periodic examination, testing and certification of diving plant and equipment
AODC 042 Offshore diving supervisors scheme Jul 1986 IMCA offshore diving supervisor and life support technician certification schemes
AODC 043 Offshore diving supervisors scheme - explanatory booklet Dec 1986 IMCA offshore diving supervisor and life support technician certification schemes
AODC 044 Code of safe practice for offshore diving on the Norwegian continental shelf Oct 1986 Withdrawn
AODC 045 Drug abuse Feb 1987 Guidance on drug & alcohol policies and testing
AODC 046 Life support technicians scheme Jul 1987 IMCA offshore diving supervisor and life support technician certification schemes
AODC 047 The effects of underwater currents on divers' performance and safety Jul 1987
AODC 048 Offshore diving team manning levels Jun 1988 IMCA international code of practice for offshore diving
AODC 049 Code of practice for the use of high pressure water jetting equipment by divers Aug 1988 Code of practice for the use of high pressure jetting equipment by divers
AODC 050 Guidance note on surface orientated diving from DP vessels Aug 1988 Diving operations from vessels operating in dynamically positioned mode
AODC 051 Guidance note on the safe and efficient operation of remotely operated vehicles Feb 1989 Guidance for the safe and efficient operation of remotely operated vehicles
AODC 052 Diving Equipment Systems Inspection Guidance Note (DESIGN) Feb 1989 Withdrawn
AODC 053 AODC offshore diving supervisor and life support technician schemes Jul 1994 IMCA offshore diving supervisor and life support technician certification schemes
AODC 054 Prevention of explosions during battery charging in relation to diving systems Oct 1989 Prevention of explosions during battery charging in relation to diving systems
AODC 055 Protection of water intake points for diver safety Feb 1991
AODC 056 Code of practice on the initial and periodic examination, testing and certification of diving plant and equipment Dec 1991 Code of practice for the initial and periodic examination, testing and certification of diving plant and equipment
AODC 057 Basic induction course for ROV personnel Jun 1991 Entry level requirements and introductory modular course outline for new remotely operated vehicle (ROV) personnel
AODC 058 Diver attachment to structures by means of a 'weak link' Sep 1992 Diver attachment to structures by means of a weak link
AODC 059 Pressure gauges and other forms of pressure monitoring equipment used in conjunction with diving operations May 1994 Withdrawn
AODC 060 Safety procedures for working on high voltage equipment Aug 1993 Guidance on safety procedures for isolation of ROV high voltage equipment (above 1㎸)
AODC 061 Bell ballast release systems and buoyant ascent in offshore diving operations Dec 1993
AODC 062 Use of battery operated equipment in hyperbaric conditions Sep 1993 Use of battery-operated equipment in hyperbaric conditions
AODC 063 Underwater air lift bags Aug 1993 Guidance on open parachute type underwater air lift bags
AODC 064 Ingress of water into underwater cylinders charged by means of a manifold system Nov 1993 IMCA international code of practice for offshore diving
AODC 065 SCUBA Jul 1994 Limitations in the use of SCUBA offshore

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