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Commercial Diving: Underwater Excavation Operations Guidelines Mobile App

Marine construction, underwater welding and marine salvage are all part of the commercial diving industry and rely on specialized safety regulations. Access commercial diving industry regulations faster and easier with a mobile risk assessment app from GoCanvas, right from your smartphone or tablet.

A wide range of things can go wrong in commercial diving operations, particularly scuba diving services that require specialized construction and diving equipment. Diving safety and risk assessment topics include: identifying potential hazards and recommended safety precautions, recommended procedure, hand-jetting and airlifting material from the natural bottom that can pose a threat of burial, extra precautions taken through the performance of pre-dive safety assessments, variations in bottom conditions, the dive supervisor is responsible for the welfare and safety of the dive team, ditch wall collapses that can trap the diver and/or his or her umbilical, unintentional creation of a tunnel by the diver while hand-jetting, malfunction of jet nozzle or other component of hand-jetting tool, injury to diver or his or her equipment due to jet hose or water directed from the hand-jet, injury to topside personnel due to component malfunction of hand-jetting equipment, injury to commercial diver or damage to his or her equipment due to airlift suction, situational awareness on the part of the diver and topside personnel, periodic and regular physical checks need to be made by the diver on his or her exact location, the diver should always ensure that he or she is capable of handling the force of pressure being exerted, sending gas to the diver’s pneumo and partially activating the diver’s “free flow”, deep-ditch operations minimum crew members, one diving supervisor, one diver, one standby diver, two divers or tenders, the stand-by diver’s equipment and thermal protection shall be dressed/outfitted, redundant jetting equipment and a greater length of jet hose present at the dive site and more!

Protect your commercial divers by conforming to the highest possible level of safety and regulations in your commercial diving operation. Customize, send or save this checklist right to the GoCanvas Cloud

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    The purpose of this document is to identify potential hazards and recommend safety precautions w...

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    This recommended procedure is applicable for all sectors of the commercial diving community, bot...

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    When performing a variety of tasks, divers are often required to excavate areas or enter excavat...

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    Hand-jetting and airlifting material from the natural bottom can pose a threat of burial.

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    Extra precautions should be taken through the performance of pre-dive safety assessments.

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    Variations in bottom conditions can cause changes in stability, which might warrant a more conse...

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    No standard can cover all potentialities that might be encountered.

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    The dive supervisor is responsible for the welfare and safety of the dive team.

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    Ditch wall collapses and traps the diver and/or his or her umbilical.

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    Unintentional creation of a tunnel by the diver while hand-jetting.

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    Malfunction of jet nozzle or other component of hand-jetting tool.

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    Injury to diver or his or her equipment due to jet hose or water directed from the hand-jet.

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    Injury to topside personnel due to component malfunction of hand-jetting equipment.

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    Injury to diver or damage to his or her equipment due to airlift suction.

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    RECOMMENDED WAYS TO MITIGATE POTENTIAL HAZARDS ASSOCIATED WITH DEEP-DITCH OPERATIONS

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    Situational awareness on the part of the diver and topside personnel: The diver should always in...

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    Periodic and regular physical checks need to be made by the diver on his or her exact location.

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    The diver should always ensure that he or she is capable of handling the force of pressure being...

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    Sending gas to the diver’s pneumo and partially activating the diver’s “free flow” are other reco...

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    On all deep-ditch operations, a minimum of five crew members are required, consisting of:

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    One diving supervisor.

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    One diver.

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    One standby diver.

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    Two diver/tenders.

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    (The stand-by diver’s equipment and thermal protection shall be dressed/outfitted to at least equ...

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    Redundant jetting equipment and a greater length of jet hose shall be present at the dive site.

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