Member-organised event: Diving Projects Safety Awareness Workshops

Event Details


Professional Diving Academy
Unit 19, Sandbank Business Park
PA23 8PB
United Kingdom

PSS-member, the Professional Diving Academy, have announced two new dates for their 2-day Diving Projects Safety Awareness workshop. The courses take place on 15 and 16 March; and 19 an 20 April and PSS members can claim a £50 discount when booking.

Please note that the course due to be held on 19 and 20 April has been cancelled, attendees will be notified directly.

About the Course:

This course will inform duty holders on their obligations, responsibilities and legal exposure (section 4/HASAWA 74 and Diving @ Work Regulations) when diving operations are taking place within areas of control – this includes recreational diving activities. It aims to provide non-diving personnel with a much better understanding of inherent hazards, control systems and procedures that should be implemented by a competent diving contractor thus to enhance the client’s role in contributing towards diving safe practice.

The course costs £449 (plus VAT) for PSS members and fees include course notes and attendance certificate, delegates list, lunch and refreshments but are exclusive of individual's travel or accommodation costs.

Courses are held at The Professional Diving Academy’s base in Dunoon where delegates are provided with an opportunity to visit their offshore diving vessel whilst diving operations are ongoing.

Some of the topics covered are:


  • Stakeholder’s obligations under HSE Diving @ Work Regulations 1997
  • Procurement and management of Diving Contractors
  • Achieving regulatory compliance
  • Working to the appropriate guidance and standards
  • Implementing ‘best Industry practice’ procedure
  • Ensuring that diving contractors are complying with the law.
  • Hazard identification and risk assessments.
  • Implementing and managing “permit to work” schemes.
  • Safety bridging requirements
  • Meeting objectives stated in the Diving Project Plan.
  • Provision of risk assessments.

Practical Awareness:

  • Diving plant and equipment (minimum legal requirements)
  • Commercial SCUBA diving – legal limitations
  • Surface supplied diving – advantages / disadvantages.
  • Duties of the Diving Supervisor
  • Duties of the standby diver 

For more information or to register, complete the attached registration form and return it to the Professional Diving Academy

Please note PSS does not endorse any events organised or run by members. 


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