About Occupational Diving (At Work Diving)
Occupational Diving (Professional-Diving) covers any diving activities where a person is considered to be "at work" or employed in diving activities. We will demonstrate here what is "Occupational Diving" how it works
and how is it is used to support diving industry services.
What is Occupational Diving?
Diving At Work - Diving for Work
From Cleaning Boats and anti-fouling, Blanking and sealing, Sea Chest Inspections, NDT, to diving for Scallops or using a hard hat, bandmask and surface air or mixed gas. Public Safety Diving, ROV- UW-Welding, Cutting, Artificial Reef Building. Pre-paring wrecks for sinking and Thruster replacement on support vessels and rigs etc...
Note: Scuba training is NOT normally associated with "Occupational" Diving activities...
Many divers with Sports Certifications are actually breaking the law in many Countries as they are not engaged in sports scuba or recreational diving but in activities like boat hull cleaning. anti-fouling or UW parts replacement / repair or jobs that seem simple!
These are often deemed in some Countries to be "Commercial Diving"... This may seem confusing so we offer a clear definition below.
Any aspect of diving operations not directly associated with recreational diving, as Sports or Technical Diving activities and where divers are paid for services as income or in kind, is generally considered to be "AT WORK" Diving and therefore "Occupational".
These types of diving activities generally offer a much greater degree of risk of death or serious injury then recreational diving and as such, sports and technical divers should seek "Specialist Training", for working diving activities and projects. Also employers may be breaking the law by allowing NON Qualified and uncertified divers to operate...
Occupational Diving is defined as in-Land or In-Shore, diving for paid employment or personal gain. Commercial diving is also In-Land and In-Shore but also Offshore...
Working with ITDA to develop Occupational Diving
We have created a unique and new idea the ERPD (European Registry of Professional Divers) find professional divers and diving service businesses or register your business and divers to help promote your business.
Occupational Training Partners
Malaysia - Asia
Training Partner is TSTC Terengannu Safety Training Centre
More information coming soon....
Web Link see: www.mytstc.com