Safety of diving operations
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Proceedings of the international symposium held in Luxembourg on May 7-8 1985
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SAFETY OF DIVING OPERATIONSCommission ofthe European Communities
SAFETY OF DIVING OPERATIONS
EditedEdited byby
P.A.P.A. WALKERWALKER
Commission ofthe European Communities
Directorate-General "Employment, Social Affairs and Education"
Graham & Trotman Ltd., London, for the Commission of
the European CommunitiesPublished in 1986 by Graham & Trotman Limited.Sterling House, 66 Wilton Road, London SW1V IDE
Printed and bound in Great Britain.
Acknowledgements
Parti
OrganisationOrganisation oftheofthe SymposiumSymposium byby thethe Commission oftheofthe EuropeanEuropean
Communities,Communities, Directorate-General "Employment, SocialSocial AffairsAffairs andand
Education", in co-operation with the Directorate-General "Information
Market and Innovation", Luxembourg.
Secretariat ofthe symposium and publication arrangements
P.P. ROTONDO'
CommissionCommission oftheofthe EuropeanEuropean CommunitiesCommunities
Directorate-General "Information Market andand Innovation"Innovation"
Partii
"Guidance notes for safe diving"
Directorate-General "Employment, Social Affairs and Education".
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acting on behalfof the Commission is responsible for the use which
might be made ofthe following information.
All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced,
stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means,
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EUR 10481 EN © EEC, ECSC, EAEC, Brussels and Luxembourg, 1986
ISBN 086010 509 1v
CONTENTS
PART I PROCEEDINGS OF THE INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM CN SAFETY AND
HERUm IN DIVING OPERATIONS, IUXEMBCURG, 7 AND 8 MRY 1965
OPENING SESSION
Welcome address
SESSION I : 3NTRCCUCTICN
A general introduction to the diving industry 8
S. A. WARNER O.B.E., Chief Inspector of Diving,
UKUK DepartmentDepartment ofof Energy
SESSION II : DUTIES AND ISPCNSIBILITIES
The duties and responsibilities of all concerned
with diving operations 14
T. FDLLOBONE, Secretary, Association of Offshore
Diving Contractors, London, United Kingdom
SESSION III : DOCUMENTATION
Documentation as an aid to safety 24
J. P. MARY, Safety Manager, COMEX Services,
Marseille, FranceFrance
SESSION TV : FIANT ÄND EQÜTPMEOT
DivingDiving equipment -- StandardsStandards ofof today andand future
trendstrends ofof developmentdevelopment 3030
Dr. WTESNER, Dragerwerk AG, Lübeck, F.R. Germanyvi
SESSION V : TRAINING
Training of air and bell divers 60
G.A. ZAMPATTI, Sub Sea Oil Services SpA, Rome, Italy
Training for professional divers in France 71
J.-C. LE PECHON, C.G. Doris, Paris, France
SESSION VI : DIVING OPERATIONS AND SAFETY
Accidents and safety in inshore and inland diving 78
J.J. WEICK,WEICK, vanvan VreinsVreins Diving BV,BV, TheThe NetherlandsNetherlands
Accidents and safety in offshore diving 82
P. ROSENGREN, Norwegian Petroleum Directorate,
Stavanger, Norway
Diving bell emergency recovery 86
L.L. SUCHY,SUCHY, Canocean, Canada
SESSION VII : DIVING MEDICINE TODAY
Requirements forfor medical services toto supportsupport
divingdiving operations 9898
B. MINSAAS, Occupational Health Physician
with Shell, Stavanger, Norway
International standards of fitness for divers
and the need for a central registry 105
M.R.M.R. CROSS,CROSS, Department ofof OccupationalOccupational Health,
University ofof Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, TheThe Medical
School, United Kingdom
Training in diving medicine for cîoetors and divers 114
T.G. SHIELDS, Grampian Health Board and University
of Aberdeen, United Kingdom
CanCan youyou traintrain divers forfor better safetysafety 118118
H. ORNHAGEN, Senior Research Officier,
National Defence Institute, Naval
and Aviation Medicine, Harsf järden, Swedenvii
SESSION Vili : GUIDANCE ON THE INTRODUCTION OF DIVING LEGISLATION
Experience gained in the introduction of
Swedish diving legislation 126
B. CASSEL, Member of EDTC, Diving Research
Institute, Huddinge, Sweden
Experience gained in the introduction of Irish
legislationlegislation pertainingpertaining toto divingdiving operation 128128
M.J. CHESTER, Industrial Inspector, Department
of Labour, Ireland
REPORTS OF THE RAPPORTEURS
Discussions on sessions I, II and III 140
Rapporteur: P. ROSENGREN
Discussion on session IV 142
Rapporteur: S.A.S.A. WARNER
Comnents on session IV 143
W.L. CRAWFORD
Discussion on session V 144
Rapporteur: S.A.S.A. WARNER
Discussion on session VI 145
Rapporteur: J.P.H. HUIJSKENS
CommentsComments onon sessionsession VIVI 146146
T.T. TALBOTTALBOT
Opening remarks for the discussion of session VII 147
D.H. ELLIOTT
DiscussionDiscussion onon session VIIVII 149149
Rapporteur: I.I. HOLTHAUSHOLTHAUS
Discusssion on session VIII 152
Rapporteur: S.A. WARNER and P. ROSENGREN
LIST OF PARTICIPANTS 154viil
PART II - GUIDANCE NOTES FOR SAFE DIVING
FOREWORD 165
TERMS OF REFERENCE 166
CHAPTER 1 - Introduction and summary 168
CHAPTERCHAPTER 22 -- Definitions 169169
CHAPTER 3 - Duties and responsibilities 181
CHAPTER 4 - Industrial diving training 195
APPENDIX :: Training Standards 203203
CHAPTER 5 - Plant and equipment 221
APPENDICES - AODC Guidance note on colour coding and 232
markingmarking ofof divingdiving gasgas cylinderscylinders andand banksbanks
- AODC Guidance note on minimum quantities 237
of gas required offshore
- Example check list of examinations to be 242
made not more than six hours before the
corrmencement ofof aa divingdiving operation
- Example check list of examinations to be 245
made immediately before the coirmencement
of a diving operation