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New diving expert welcomed to IMCA

Published on 4 March 2024

David Slater has joined IMCA as its new Technical Adviser – Diving  

He has a 34-year background in Diving, having worked as an offshore air and saturation diver, project engineer, offshore inspection engineer and workshop manager for companies including Oceanteam, Aquanos, and UTEC in the North Sea, the Middle East, Russia, and Europe. 

His most recent role was with the UK Health & Safety Executive (HSE) where he’s worked since 2008 as a Diving Specialist Inspector, regulating the safety of divers working in the offshore energy and other sectors of the diving industry.  

Joining IMCA’s Diving team, David will work closely with Bill Chilton and Ali Macleod, as well as Steve Sheppard (Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc) Diving Committee Chair and Mike Jessop (OSC Marine Group Ltd), Diving Committee Vice-Chair.

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David Slater

Bill Chilton, Diving Manager, IMCA said: “We are delighted to have Dave join us with his wealth of experience, particularly in the field of Safety through investigations arising from accidents and fatalities.  

“His strong technical background and experience will benefit IMCA members and the diving industry in the development of our Diving Guidance and best practice. 

“His understanding of HSE legislation and industry guidance has enabled him to produce effective outcomes and make the diving industry a safer place to work. We’re very excited to have him join the Secretariat.”