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Scientific diving / professional diving

For lighter scientific diving in duty (researchers, visiting scientists, postgraduate students and other staff) the diver shall:

  • have a valid professional diving certificate at least in line with Swedish certificate S30 (corresponding to IDSA Level 1) or a European Scientific Diver (ESD) Certificate
  • have completed and been approved for diving at a medical checkup according to AFS 2005:6 or have an equivalent foreign certificate
  • have undergone CPR training within the last three years
  • when using any project owned / personal diving equipment, it must be CE marked and comply with regulations from The Swedish Work Environment Authority and have completed service / maintenance by authorized diving company within the past 12 months
  • have a certificate from head of department / employer, that the person is trained, approved and insured for the specified diving work

More complex projects (for example dives in water with strong currents, under ice, offshore, at larger depths or where heavy equipment is used) may incur additional competence requirements.

A diving supervisor shall plan and, at the dive site, lead and supervise diving operations. The one who will lead a dive shall be trained at least in line with Swedish diving supervisor S30 (DykL S) or Advanced European Scientific Diver (AESD) but at more complicated tasks, additional skills may be required.

Before the dive, written dive plan and risk assessment shall be carried out by the diving supervisor. This shall be archived.
Dive planning and risk assessment (in Swedish)After the dive, dives shall be logged in the digital dive journal of the University of Gothenburg. To get access to the dive journal, contact diving activity supervisor. The diver is also responsible for dive documentation in his/her private logbook.

A dive team at scientific diving / work diving shall consist of at least 3 persons; a diving supervisor with at least DykLS or AESD certificate, a diver and a standby diver, both with at least S30 or ESD certificate. The diving supervisor determines in dive planning / risk assessment, whether more persons should join the dive team to carry out the dive safely.

All diving is optional.

Page Manager: Maria Asplund|Last update: 1/8/2019

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