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When THREE is NEVER Enough :The movement to a Four Man minimum crew.

(Some jurisdictions in the diving industry allow for the use of a three-man dive crew on a jobsite. But, when you think of it, what is the operational position of this crew? Who is doing what?  Let’s look at a typical three-man dive crew on a jobsite through the eyes—and voice—of the man in charge. . . . → Read More: When THREE is NEVER Enough :The movement to a Four Man minimum crew.

Solutions to Diver Safety: Three Key Ingredients

(Pre-Print from CADC Mag Winter 2017-18) Thirty-nine-year-old Luke Seabrook from Dartmouth, NS, was killed on the job on July 15, 2015 as he was inspecting an underwater dam gate at the Nova Scotia Power plant in Annapolis Royal. He died when he was sucked into a gap under the gate, which should have been closed. . . . → Read More: Solutions to Diver Safety: Three Key Ingredients

2018 MCM/EOD Printable Calendar Available

The 2018 MCM (Mine Counter Measures) / EOD (Explosive Ordinance) Calendar is available now! There are two versions – one ‘pretty” and the other “practical’. Our members of the CADC includes the Canadian Forces Fleet Diving Units and Police Search/Recovery/EOD units. Each year I put together a collection of some of images of IEDD / . . . → Read More: 2018 MCM/EOD Printable Calendar Available

Diver sentenced for falsified diving medical certificate in the UK.

A man has been sentenced after supplying falsified diving medical certificates to a diving company in 2016 in the UK.

Leeds Magistrates’ Court heard that Daniel Tennant did not hold a valid medical certificate of fitness to dive.

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) discovered that in 2016 the defendant was in possession of a . . . → Read More: Diver sentenced for falsified diving medical certificate in the UK.

Preventable tragedy – DOWNLOAD CSA Guidelines for Diving around Dams and Delta P

Luke Seabrook died in 2015 by being partially sucked through a tidal power control gate. It wasn’t a difficult job – but it certainly was a dangerous job if basic safety procedures around the structure were ignored or taken lightly. He wasn’t the first to succumb to this type of accident – and sadly he . . . → Read More: Preventable tragedy – DOWNLOAD CSA Guidelines for Diving around Dams and Delta P

Company that pleaded guilty in diver’s death ordered to pay $34K

Paul’s Diving must pay fines and hold 15 safety presentations by next October

By Emma Smith, CBC News Posted: Oct 26, 2017 7:55 PM ATLast Updated: Oct 26, 2017 7:55 PM AT

Luke Seabrook, 39, was working to inspect the gates that control the flow of the Annapolis River tides. (Seabrook . . . → Read More: Company that pleaded guilty in diver’s death ordered to pay $34K

Nova Scotia Diving Company pleads guilty to two safety violations in diver’s death.

Mother of diver says company’s guilty plea will do nothing to improve safety

CBC News Posted: Sep 14, 2017 5:51 PM ATLast Updated: Sep 14, 2017 10:08 PM AT

Luke Seabrook trained to become a commercial diver in Ontario. (Seabrook family)

Safety violations laid in diver’s death at Nova Scotia . . . → Read More: Nova Scotia Diving Company pleads guilty to two safety violations in diver’s death.

Safety violations laid in diver’s death at Nova Scotia Power plant

A small commercial diving company in Hammonds Plains, N.S., has been charged with four offences under the province’s Occupational Health and Safety Act following the death of an employee two years ago today. Luke Seabrook died on July 15, 2015 after getting stuck underwater in a sluice gate at the Nova Scotia Power tidal plant in Annapolis . . . → Read More: Safety violations laid in diver’s death at Nova Scotia Power plant

CADC MAG SUMMER 2017 ISSUE FOCUSES ON PROTECTING THE DIVER – AND THE CLIENT.

(CADC MAG SUMMER 2017 – DIGITAL EDITION)

“There are old divers – and there are bold divers. But there are very few old, bold divers”

Commercial diving and the supply of underwater services is a serious business. Things have come a long way from “the good ol’ days” hard hat diver to the . . . → Read More: CADC MAG SUMMER 2017 ISSUE FOCUSES ON PROTECTING THE DIVER – AND THE CLIENT.

CSA DIVE STANDARDS – THE HISTORY AND THE IMPORTANCE TO CANADA’s DIVING INDUSTRY.

(CADC MAG SUMMER 2017 ) With the advent of the 70’s, commercial diving in Canada was going through a period of transition from the heavyweight deep-sea type of diving dress to the use of SCUBA and new lightweight surface-supplied diving equipment. During this period, there was a significant increase in the numbers of diving related . . . → Read More: CSA DIVE STANDARDS – THE HISTORY AND THE IMPORTANCE TO CANADA’s DIVING INDUSTRY.