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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

8. Personnel

8.3 Training and competence - Safety and technical


It is necessary that diving contractors ensure that their personnel receive safety and technical training in order to allow them to work safely and in line with any relevant legislation, or to meet specific contractual conditions or requirements.


Safety Training may include the following:

training that is required in terms of any other regulation or legislative document
courses on first aid or survival or fire-fighting specific to the premises of the client (e,g. induction courses)
task-specific safety training outlining any special hazards associated with the tasks being worked performed (as identified in the HIRA)
Refresher training at regular intervals.