Engelse duikwetgeving - volledige tekst
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International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA)
De IMCA stelt zich tot doel: Het optreden als een internationale vereniging voor maritieme ondernemingen, met nadruk op internationale maritieme offshore en onderwater activiteiten en het promoten van de gezamenlijke belangen van haar leden naar derden. De duikbedrijven die werken in de olie- & gaswinning zijn allemaal volwaardig lid van de IMCA.
De publicaties van de IMCA zijn tegenwoordig deels openbaar
De Safety Flashes zijn ook openbaar en bevatten veel belangrijke informatie over de duikveiligheid
The international Diving Association (IDSA)
The Association was formed in 1982 as the result of a meeting between Schools attending the American Diving Contractors Conference in New Orleans. The aims of the Association were then, and are now, to:
- Develop common international standards of diving training.
- Provide an effective means of communication between schools.
- Work towards improved standards of safety and quality.
- Improve the overall quality of commercial diving education.
- Provide a common and collective voice to government industrial agencies on any matter affecting members.
- Co-operate on matters which may improve placement opportunities for graduates from member schools.
- Promote any activity, idea or subject which may improve the international operations of the Association.
Slowly, since that time, the Association has grown and matured - as has the Diving Industry - and now the membership comprises Military, State Owned, and Private Schools, which generally exist separately but can, in some Countries, be found in combination. It is on the exceptional spread of experience, going back over many years, that the work of the Association is based.
It should be noted that the aim has been to create International Diving Standards which provide a yardstick against which those responsible for National Standards - Governments Institutions, Clients, Diving Contractors and Divers themselves - can equate their own standards and, in those countries where National Standards do not exist, they can be used as a guide. The aim is NOT to:
- Conflict with National Diving Standards.
- Conflict with National Legislation.
- It is expected that these International Standards will contribute to:-
- Equating Standards across the World.
- Providing guidance to organisations setting diving standards for the first time.
- Improving safety.
- Providing Contractors with a direct input to the Diver Training Syllabus.
- Enabling Contractors to bid across National Borders on a more even Playing field.
- Improving the quality of Diver education.
- Providing Divers with greater Job Opportunities
European Diving Technology Committee (EDTC)
De EDTC is in 1973 opgericht en heeft als voornaamste doelstelling harmonisatie van Europese regelgeving voor beroepsduiken. De EDTC bestaat uit vertegenwoordigers van de Europese landen. Ruim tweederde van de aangesloten staten heeft enige regelgeving op het gebied van duikveiligheid en duikgezondheidszorg. Onder beroepsduikers verstaat de EDTC alle betaalde duikers, dus inclusief instructeurs van sportduikers, politieduikers, etc., maar exclusief caissonwerkers.
The Australian Diver Accreditation Scheme (ADAS)
The Australian Diver Accreditation Scheme (ADAS) is a Commonwealth Government not-for-profit diver training and accreditation scheme developed under the auspices of the Petroleum Sub-Committee of the Australian and New Zealand Minerals and Energy Council (ANZMEC).
Diver Certification Board of Canada
The Diver Certification Board of Canada is a federally incorporated not-for-profit body which operates under the authority of a number of agreements with the National Energy Board, the Canada-Newfoundland Offshore Petroleum Board and the Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Board.
Diving Medical Advisory Committee
DMAC is an independent committee, formed in 1974 to provide advice about medical and certain safety aspects of commercial diving. The committee is comprised of doctors involved in the practice of diving medicine in Northern Europe (currently France, The Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and the United Kingdom), representatives of relevant health authorities (the UK Health & Safety Executive and Norwegian Directorate of Public Health), medical representatives from relevant navies (UK, The Netherlands and Sweden) and a diving safety officer nominated by
DMAC meets two or three times a year, with meetings held variably in the UK, Norway and The Netherlands. The committee's agenda includes business items identified by members of the committee and items referred to it by any part of the industry and/or regulatory authorities.
THE OSPAR COMMISSION
The 1992 OSPAR Convention is the current instrument guiding international cooperation on the protection of the marine environment of the North-East Atlantic. It combined and up-dated the 1972 Oslo Convention on dumping waste at sea and the 1974 Paris Convention on land-based sources of marine pollution.
Revision of the United States Navy Diving Manual
The US Navy has produced an updated version (revision 6) of its diving manual, which contains revised decompression schedules and procedures. This new version was published on 15 April 2008 and supersedes revision 5 (published 15 August 2005). The manual is available for downloading from