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


Diving Regulations, 2009

10. Divers


1) No person may be registered as a diver under class I, II, III, IV, V or VI, unless that person complies with the requirements of the relevant training standards made under regulation 24(a).


2) A diver engaged in a diving project must-
a) maintain a daily record of his or her diving in his or her diver's logbook in accordance with Annexure A;
b) inform the diving supervisor if he or she is not competent to carry out the diving tasks required as part in the diving operation in a safe manner;
c) if he or she knows of anything, including any illness or other condition, which makes him or her unfit to dive, inform the diving supervisor of his or her unfitness;
d) comply with any direction given to him or her by the supervisor appointed for that diving operation; and
e) comply with any instruction applicable to him or her in the diving project plan.


3) A diver must report for a medical examination to a designated medical practitioner at least once every 12 months.