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 2299.1:2015 Occupational diving operations—Standard operational practice.
Review of Regulations
The review of the model WHS Regulations for diving work has concluded. A number of minor technical amendments have been made to correct identified drafting errors and resolve ambiguities. View the amendments to the model WHS Regulations.
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.