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


Diving Regulations, 2009

8. Systems’ technicians


1) A diving contractor must ensure that a competent person is appointed as a systems technician to perform mechanical and electrical maintenance and repairs on a diving system.


2) An appointment as a systems' technician must be in writing.


3) A systems' technician must-
a) carry out routine maintenance and checks to identify faults or problems with the diving system and implement corrective measures;
b) carry out any in-service maintenance as required;
c) maintain an accurate record of all work done on the diving system; and
d) maintain a record of his or her work in a systems' technician logbook in accordance with Annexure A.


4) A systems' technician may not perform any work on a diving system in the course of a diving operation without the approval of the diving supervisor.


5) A systems' technician must report for a medical examination to a designated medical practitioner at least once every 12 months.