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Occupational Health and Safety Act, 1993 (Act No. 85 of 1993)

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Diving Regulations, 2009

Code of Practice for Inshore Diving

11. Records

11.1 General


All records required in terms of the Regulations must be kept and be available for inspection.


Records are kept for two basic reasons:

As evidence that due diligence has been applied in planning and controlling operations
As evidence that equipment and personnel are fit for purpose and ready for deployment.


Records should be available where and when they may be needed for these purposes. As a labour inspector or other authority may require some of this information to determine whether an operation is legitimate and safe, information which is necessary to show this should be available on site, so that otherwise unnecessary delays may be avoided. Documentation which the supervisor may need during the diving operation should also be available.