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The model WHS Regulations set out the duties a PCBU must follow to ensure the health and safety of those who carry out general and high risk diving work. Duties include:

  • Divers are medically fit and competent through qualifications and/or experience for the type of diving work being carried out.
  • A dive supervisor with the required level of competence is appointed to supervise workers carrying out general diving work.
  • A dive plan is prepared by the dive supervisor.
  • A dive safety log is prepared.

Additional requirements include ensuring that high risk diving work is carried out in accordance with the AS/NZS: 2299.1.2007 Occupational diving operations—Standard operational practice.

Review of Regulations

The review of the model WHS Regulations for diving work has concluded.

Any subsequent amendments to model WHS Regulations will be published on this webpage. 

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SWA is not a regulator and cannot advise you on compliance with diving regulations. If you need help, please contact your state or territory work health and safety authority.

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Last modified on Tuesday 6 March 2018 [1356|69551]