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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

3. Organisation

3.5 The Divers (see for Competence: Diver)


Divers have the following duties and responsibilities:

A diver will take reasonable care of his own health and safety and not endanger the health or safety of any other person by any act or omission.
Comply with the requirements imposed on him or her by the operations manual, (in as far as this does not endanger the health and safety of any person).
Co-operate with the diving supervisor and the diving contractor in the fulfilment of their duties.
Carry out any lawful order given to him or her by the diving supervisor or diving contractor.
As soon as he or she becomes aware of any situation which is unsafe or unhealthy, bring this to the attention of the diving supervisor, who will record this in the operations log and incorporate this in the HIRA update.
If he is involved in any incident at work that may affect his health or has caused an injury to himself, report this to the supervisory who will note it in the operations log and ensure that the designated medical practitioner is consulted.
Comply with the duties listed in the Regulations.