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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 2299.1:2015 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.

Further advice

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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