Guidance on health, fitness and medical issues in diving operations

Contents

  • Introduction
  • Aims
  • Application
  • List of abbreviations and acronyms
  • Glossary of terms
  • The medical and physical fitness of commercial divers - roles and responsibilities of key persons
  • The medical fitness of commercial divers - current situation
  • The medical fitness of commercial divers - recommendations to diving contractors for assuring the initial and continuing medical fitness of commercial divers
  • The physical fitness of divers to dive and work underwater - current situation
  • The physical fitness of divers to dive and to work underwater - recommendations to diving contractors for assuring the physical fitness of divers to dive and to work underwater
  • Diver nutrition and hydration
  • Dealing with failure to report pre-existing medical issues
  • Medications and other substances that may not be used by diving personnel without specialist medical advice
  • Installation/vessel medics and diving
  • Accessing specialist hyperbaric and medical advice and assistance
  • References
  • Appendix 1
  • Appendix 2
  • Appendix 3
  • Appendix 4