In Australia, occupational diving is covered by the Australian and New Zealand Standard AS2299.1:2015. This standard covers all elements of diving operations and ensures the industry is appropriately regulated to ensure safe and legal operations.AS2299.1:2015 Scope: This Standard provides organizational and logistical requirements for the conduct of occupational diving operations, including the use of compressed gas supply apparatus, and specific requirements for the use of surface-supplied breathing apparatus (SSBA) and self-contained underwater breathing apparatus (SCUBA) in occupational underwater operations at depths not exceeding 50 m (165 ft).
Under AS2299.1:2015, Divers and Dive Supervisors must hold an approved qualification by the Australian Divers Accreditation Scheme (ADAS). For Divers or Dive Supervisors who hold a qualification from an organisation other than ADAS, they must make contact with an ADAS training company to undertake an RPL process.
Annually, Divers and Dive Supervisors must undergo a diver medical by a GP with accreditation to perform Diver Medicals under AS2299.1 2015 and maintain First Aid with CPR and Oxygen.
As our work is primarily in-shore civil, all our Divers and Dive Supervisors hold a Construction Card (White Card), and many hold Confined Space and MSIC tickets as well.
Many of our Divers and Dive Supervisors are trade qualified, or hold tickets for rigging and heavy plant and machinery operation.
In addition to holding the required ADAS qualifications, our Divers and Dive Supervisors have the appropriate experience to ensure our projects are carried out safely and efficiently. CMG Divers have a wealth of experience from offshore capabilities to many years of inshore civil.
CMG’s offshore crews are experienced at spending many days at sea to complete offshore projects – predominantly salvage and recovery, but can also include using equipment such as sidescan sonar and ROV. Our teams have remediated thousands of piles using a range of remedial products and inspected hundreds of water assets and ships.