The model Work Health and Safety (WHS) Regulations set out duties for a person conducting a business or undertaking to ensure the health and safety of people who carry out general diving work and high risk diving work. The duties include ensuring:

  • divers are medically fit and are competent through qualifications and/or experience for the type of diving work being undertaken
  • a dive supervisor who has the required level of competence is appointed to supervise workers carrying out general diving work
  • a dive plan is prepared by the dive supervisor, and
  • a dive safety log is prepared.

Additional requirements in relation to high risk diving work include ensuring the fitness and competence of the divers and that high risk diving work is carried out in accordance with the AS/NZS: 2299.1.2007 Occupational diving operations – Standard operational practice. For further information on requirements in relation to diving work in your jurisdiction, contact your work health and safety regulator.


Questions should be emailed to info@swa.gov.au.

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