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

Code of Practice

Diving Regulations, 2009

Code of Practice for Inshore Diving

1. Introduction

1.4 Deviation from the code


Whenever deviation from this code is contemplated, such deviation must be clearly described and limited in the operations manual or authorised by the contractor for specific operations. An additional HIRA that specifically covers the deviations must be performed and recorded, containing the following aspects:

Diving and working practice planned
How the practice deviates from this code
Specific reason(s) for the deviation
Which specific hazards are introduced because of the deviation
How these specific hazards are addressed to control and mitigate the risk