Commercial Diving: Underwater Excavation Operations Guidelines

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Marine construction, underwater welding and marine salvage are all part of the commercial diving industry and rely on specialized safety regulations.

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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!

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