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Podcast – What is Competence? Part Two

Listen to part two of this short podcast on understanding competence with IMCA’s Technical Adviser Andre Rose. “Creating a logical and well-organised set of procedures greatly assists in the administration and control of all the elements of a workforce competence scheme.”Join us for part 2 of our competence series as Andre Rose, IMCA’s Technical Advisor for Competence & Training, addresses why you should use a competence scheme and which appropriate measures you may require to ensure the scheme is meaningful and valuable. Related article coming soon IMCA Contact Andre Rose Technical Adviser – Competence & Training, Remote Systems and ROV

Podcast – What is Competence? Part One

Listen to part one of this short podcast on understanding competence with IMCA’s Technical Adviser Andre Rose. We encounter terms related to “competence” every day in our work-related activities. “We use a competence-based system” or “Our workforce is fully competent” are common phrases used, but do we fully understand what competence means? If you want more information, why not read the related published article below. IMCA Contact Andre Rose Technical Adviser – Competence & Training, Remote Systems and ROV Contact This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply. Understanding Competence

Podcast – IMCA S 028 AUV Audit Guidance Document

Technical Adviser, Nick Hough brings a short podcast highlighting key elements of this new guidance document. AUV has started to play a prominent role in the execution of offshore surveys in recent years. Surveyors use them for such tasks as pipeline inspection, bathymetry, and mapping of the sea floor. IMCA’s ‘AUV Audit Guidance Document’ (IMCA S 028) has been developed by members of the Offshore Survey Division Management Committee with a view to promote a common approach to the auditing of autonomous underwater vehicles (AUV) and their associated support systems.  You can find S 028 in our Publications Library – freely available for

Podcast – IMCA S 027 GNSS for Tide Calculations

Technical Adviser, Nick Hough brings a short podcast highlighting key elements of this new guidance document. This document explains the use of global navigation satellite positioning systems (GNSS) for tide calculations.  GNSS today includes GPS, the Russian GLONASS system and the European EGNOS system and other developing systems elsewhere in the world.  Guidance covers how an overview of how Global Navigation Satellite Systems can assist in more accurate real-time direct measurement of tidal changes. You can find S 027 in our Publications Library – freely available for members to download. Nick Hough IMCA Contact Andre Rose Technical Adviser – Competence

Podcast on IMCA’s Recommended Code of Practice on Environmental Sustainability

Listen to this short podcast sharing the rationale, approach and key elements of IMCA’s new Recommended Code of Practice on Environmental Sustainability with Peter de Bree, Chair of IMCA’s Environmental Sustainability Committee and Technical Adviser, Nadine Robinson. There are two documents on our website associated with this podcast IMCA ES 001 – Available in our Publications Library – Freely available to all IMCA Members and available to purchase for non members.IMCA Environmental Sustainability at a Glance – available in our Marketing Material Podcast At a glance ES 001 Peter de Bree, Chair of IMCA’s Environmental Sustainability Committee Nadine Robinson, Technical

Podcast – Safety Corner May 2021

Technical Adviser, Nick Hough brings us the second Safety Corner in a short podcast IMCA’s Safety Corner is issued in Making Waves and provides an update on all things safety-related that are applicable to IMCA members and their operations. My focus will remain on Safety Flashes for the moment as several recent Safety Flashes have captured people’s attention. Take a few minutes to listen to this podcast to find out more. Stay safe and I’ll speak with you next time! Nick Hough IMCA Contact Andre Rose Technical Adviser – Competence & Training, Remote Systems and ROV Contact This site is

IMCA publishes Guidance for Surface Swimmers

The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) has published a new guidance document ‘Surface Swimmers’ (IMCA D 066). Historically surface swimmers have been used to complete a variety of offshore work tasks in the field and this new guidance provides firm recommendations for matters to be considered when planning surface swimming operations; PPE for the surface swimmer and the standby swimmer; limitations on surface swimming; operational planning; operational support; and, very importantly, information on when and where surface swimmers should not be used. As Phil Towers, IMCA’s Technical Adviser – Diving and Lifting, explained: IMCA Contact Phil Towers Technical Adviser –

Podcast on Diving Gas Supply Incident Reporting

Technical Adviser, Ali Macleod explains the rationale and practicalities covered in IMCA Information Note 1559 on Diving Gas Supply Incident Reporting. The diving industry is in a highly vulnerable position should mix-ups or other errors in the provision of diving gases occur. Divers breathe life-supporting gases at high pressures. If the wrong gases are delivered to diving contractors by diving gas supply companies, and incorrect gas mixtures are then provided to divers in chambers or in the water, the consequences may quickly be very serious. IMCA Contact Andre Rose Technical Adviser – Competence & Training, Remote Systems and ROV Contact

IMCA Podcast – Reflections on the 5th Anniversary of the Paris Agreement

Nadine Robinson, IMCA’s Technical Adviser on Environmental Sustainability shares a podcast to recognise the 5th anniversary of the historic Paris Agreement. “I would like to spend a few minutes to mark the 5th Anniversary of historic Paris Agreement, which takes place Saturday the 12th of December.The coming together of 197 nations, five years ago to adopt the Paris Agreement was a significant moment for the world.  We strengthened our global response to climate change and galvanized not only the political will of governments, but also companies, investors, cities, states, regions and every day citizens.So five years on from the adoption