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


Diving Regulations, 2009

16. Compressed air workers


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


2) The hyperbaric operations supervisor must for each dive appoint a compressed air worker as the team leader for that dive.


3) A compressed air worker engaged in a diving project must-
a) maintain a daily record of his or her diving in his or her compressed air worker's logbook in accordance with Annexure A;
b) inform the lock operator if he or she is not competent to carry out the compressed air work 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 renders him or her unfit to dive, inform the lock operator of his or her unfitness;
d) comply with any direction given by the airlock operator;
e) comply with any instruction applicable to him or her in the diving project plan.


4) A compressed air worker must report for a medical examination to a designated medical practitioner at least once every 12 months.