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


Diving Regulations, 2009

13. Airlock operators for compressed air work


1) No person may be registered as an airlock operator for compressed air work, unless that person complies with the requirements of the relevant training standards made under regulation 24(a).


2) The airlock operator for a particular compressed air diving operation must be appointed in writing by the contractor.


3) No person may be appointed as an airlock operator to operate the transfer of personnel or material unless that person is registered in accordance with subregulation (1).


4) An airlock operator must In respect of the diving operation for which he or she has been appointed-
a) ensure that as far as It is reasonably practicable It is carried out 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;
b) inform the hyperbaric operations supervisor if he or she is not competent to carry out the tasks required as part In the diving operation in a safe manner;
c) comply with any direction given to him or her by the hyperbaric operations supervisor appointed for that diving operation;
d) enter the particulars required by Annexure B in the diving operations record; and maintain a daily record in his or her logbook in accordance with Annexure A.
e) An airlock operator must report for a medical examination to a designated medical practitioner at least once every 12 months.