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


Diving Regulations, 2009

9. Diving supervisors


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


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


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


4) A supervisor must in respect of a diving operation for which he or she has been appointed-
a) ensure that it is carried out as far as it is reasonably practicable-
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) ensure before the commencement of the operation 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 diving operations record;
d) maintain a daily record in his or her logbook in accordance with Annexure A;
e) ensure that the particulars of any recompression therapy are recorded in the logbook of the diver in accordance with Annexure A; and
f) at all times be available to deal with emergencies at the site where diving operations are carried out.


5) A supervisor may not-
a) dive while supervising other divers; or
b) act as a standby diver.


6) A trainee supervisor may supervise dives only while under the direct supervision of a diving supervisor.


7) A supervisor may, while supervising a diving operation in respect of which he or she has been 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.


8) A diving supervisor must report for a medical examination to a designated medical practitioner at least once every 12 months.