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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

9. Medical

9.7 Medical alert tag


A medical alert tag or bracelet, to indicate the possibility of decompression sickness or other diving illness, is recommended to be worn by each diver for at least 24 h after completing each dive. The tag should include the following statement: This individual is a commercial diver and may need recompression therapy in a decompression chamber." The number for the level 2 designated medical practitioner, or alternatively, the Divers Alert Network should be displayed.