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


Diving Regulations, 2009

11. ROV supervisors


1) No person may be registered as a ROV supervisor, unless that person complies with the requirements of the relevant training standards made under regulation 24(a).


2) The ROV supervisor for a particular diving operation must be appointed in writing by the diving contractor.


3) No person may be appointed as the ROV supervisor for a diving operation, unless that person is registered in accordance with subregulation (1) .


4) A ROV supervisor must in respect of the ROV operation for which he or she has been appointed-
a) ensure that as far as it is reasonably practicable it is carried out-
i) without risk to the health and safety of all those taking part in that operation and of any other person who may be affected thereby;
ii) in accordance with the requirements and prohibitions imposed on him or her by or under any relevant statutory provision; and
iii) in accordance with the diving project plan;
b) before the commencement of the operation, ensure that each person taking part is aware of the contents of the diving project plan which relate to that operation;
c) enter the particulars required by Annexure B in the ROV operations record; and
d) maintain a daily record in his or her logbook in accordance with Annexure A.


5) A ROV supervisor may, while supervising a ROV operation in respect of which he or she is appointed, give reasonable directions to any person taking part in that operation or who may affect the safety of that operation that are necessary to enable that person to comply with these Regulations: Provided that in the case of a diving supervisor supervising divers in the vicinity of a ROV operation, the ROV supervisor must follow the instructions given by the diving supervisor.


6) A ROV supervisor must report for a medical examination to a designated medical practitioner at least once every 12 months