The new CSA Z275.2-15 standard released last fall contains changes that have caused some confusion in their interpretation or intent within the industry. To clarify these clauses, the Z275 Diving Standards main technical committee has issued two interpretation documents addressing the clauses (Note: These are only interpretation documents. Any changes to the clauses will be . . . → Read More: Interpreting the New Z275.2-15 Diving Operations Standard When it Comes to the 3+1 Minimum Dive Crew
(Reprint from CADC Magazine – Spring Summer 2016) The latest Occupational Safety Code for diving operations contains revised instructions for contaminated water diving (CWD). The revised code contains a lot of new information and, perhaps inevitably, its publication raised as many questions as it answered. In direct response to industry feedback the CSA Z275 technical . . . → Read More: Z275.2-15 Interpretation Note for Diving in Contaminated Environments
The CSA Diving Standards Committees are to meet in Vancouver for 3 days during the CSA AGM at the Weston BayShore Inn.
The Diving Standards Meetings will be starting on TUESDAY afternoon (June 21st) and end on Thursday the 23rd.
The exact schedule of the CSA meetings are (normal starts 0900 for morning and 13:30 . . . → Read More: CSA Diving Standards Committee Meetings to be held in Vancouver June 21-23
Industry calls for single diving standard for Canada
Most everything in this world has a “service life.” Not unlike, the diving industry in Canada is lead today by some incredible individuals, but we must all remember there were leaders before them and there will be leaders after them.
As time marches on, so must . . . → Read More: CADC, DCBC and underwater industry stakeholders call for harmonized diving safety standards across Canada.
Have you registered to attend the 2016 CUCE yet? Why attend?
– Network with industry professionals – Meet experts and influencers face to face – Learn about new products and industry projects – Introduce yourself and make connections with industry leaders – Come for the workshops, stay for the conference
Don’t forget to reserve your . . . → Read More: 2016 Canadian Underwater Conference starts April 3-5th – Halifax NS.
The Winter 2015-2016 edition of the CADC Magazine is available. (excerpt from the executive director) The new CSA Diving Operations Standard Z275.2-15 is now out. There was extensive revision to the previous document and it is an accumulation of thousands of man/company hours of input into its changes. It is a living document; it is . . . → Read More: CADC Magazine Winter 2015-2016 available.
A dive supervisors course will be held in St. Johns NL from Feb 8-11, 2016.
(i) elements of supervising;
(ii) motivation and communication;
(iii) legal responsibilities under provincial/territorial and federal diving statutes and regulations;
(iv) health and safety programs;
(v) site emergencies and accident investigation; and
(vi) dive accident prevention and management planning;
For further . . . → Read More: Dive Supervisors Course Feb 6-11 2016 St. Johns NF – DCBC Accredited.
In response to feedback from industry, the Diver Certification Board of Canada (DCBC) has modified the design of their diver certificate of competency. The new certificate is designed to increase security principally by re-designing the back of the certificate.
The design now shows the name of the certificate holder and the certificate number on the . . . → Read More: DCBC Updates Diver Certificate of Competency (CADC MAG REPRINT)
The new CSA Dive Standard Z275-15 (Diving Operations) is finally on the streets and available from the Canadian Standards Association website. There are numerous changes and updates to the new standard.
A direct quote from the standards preface:
“This is the sixth edition of CSA Z275.2, Occupational safety code for diving operations. It supersedes the . . . → Read More: New CSA Diving Operations Standards Z275.2-15 hits the streets.
Several Dive Supervisors courses will be held in December and Jan. The diving supervisor course will be of 36 hours duration, be taught by a diving supervisor with five years’ experience as a supervisor and three years’ experience as a teacher at an accredited diver training establishment, and will cover the following subjects:
(i) elements . . . → Read More: Diving Supervisors Course to be held in Dec / Jan.